#4: 'Tender Mercies'
Long before Jeff Bridges got Academy Award buzz for playing a down and out singer in need of redemption in this year's "Crazy Heart," Robert Duvall won an Oscar for playing a beaten and broken singer in need of redemption in "Tender Mercies." The journey of Mac Sledge--from self-loathing to forgiveness--as he finds a second chance at life and love is a quiet portrayal of salvation and grace, but more importantly, it is an authentic one.
Quote: I don't trust happiness. I never did, I never will