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John Wayne

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John Wayne John Wayne (birth Marion Robert Morrison) was born on May 26, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa, USA. He was a famous American actor.

Biography and Career :

When a child, his family moved to Glendale, California. After playing American football, he got a scholarship at the University in South California.

He abandoned his studies after two years when meeting the director John Ford while working in a film studio. At first, he had minor parts being known as Duke Morrison, a nickname since childhood. In 1930, Raoul Walsh, his friend from College, gave him a role in "The Big Trail". It was John Wayne's first main character and he earned 75 dollars a week. The film was a failure. After leaving The Fox Studio, he worked at Lone Star Monogram where he showed up in 16 mediocre westerns betwe en 1933 and 1935.

Finally, Wayne became famous in Hollywood in 1939 when his friend John Ford included him in "Stagecoach". After that success, he starred many important heroes in a great number of movies. He won the Oscar in 1969 for the part he had in "True Grit". During a period of 40 years he made 250 movies. Many of those were directed by Ford. The most important of them were: "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) and "The Quiet Man" (1950).

John Wayne got married three times. He had seven children. He died of cancer on June 11, 1979, after 10 years of struggling.

Trivia :

- He had a brother, Robert Morrison.
- He had three sons and four daughters.
- His best role in a movie was as Sgt. John M. Stryker in "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949).
- He has been honored with a commemorative postage stamp by the US postal service. (April 6, 2004)
- He was ranked #16 in Empire (UK) magazine's The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. (October 1997)
- He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Quotes :

- "Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid."

- "Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home."

- "If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow."

- "A man ought to do what he thinks is right."

Filmography :

- Brown of Harvard (1926)
- Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
- The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
- Annie Laurie (1927)
- The Drop Kick (1927)
- Mother Machree (1928)
- Four Sons (1928)
- Hangman's House (1928)
- Speakeasy (1929)
- The Black Watch (1929)
- Noah's Ark (1929)
- Words and Music (1929)
- Salute (1929)
- The Forward Pass (1929)
- Men Without Women (1930)
- Born Reckless (1930)
- Rough Romance (1930)
- Cheer Up and Smile (1930)
- The Big Trail (1930)
- Girls Demand Excitement (1931)
- Three Girls Lost (1931)
- Arizona (1931)
- The Deceiver (1931)
- Range Feud (1931)
- Maker of Men (1931)
- The Voice of Hollywood No. 13 (1932) (short subject)
- Running Hollywood (1932) (short subject)
- The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)
- Texas Cyclone (1932)
- Two-Fisted Law (1932)
- Lady and Gent (1932)
- The Hurricane Express (1932)
- The Hollywood Handicap (1932) (short subject)
- Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
- That's My Boy (1932)
- The Big Stampede (1932)
- Haunted Gold (1932)
- The Telegraph Trail (1933)
- The Three Musketeers (1933)
- Central Airport (1933)
- Somewhere in Sonora (1933)
- His Private Secretary (1933)
- The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)
- Baby Face (1933)
- The Man From Monterey (1933)
- Riders of Destiny (1933)
- College Coach (1933)
- Sagebrush Trail (1933)
- The Lucky Texan (1934)
- West of the Divide (1934)
- Blue Steel (1934)
- The Lawless Frontier (1934)
- The Man from Utah (1934)
- Randy Rides Alone (1934)
- The Star Packer (1934)
- The Trail Beyond (1934)
- The Lawless Beyond (1934)
- 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)
- Texas Terror (1935)
- Rainbow Valley (1935)
- The Desert Trail (1935)
- The Dawn Rider (1935)
- Paradise Canyon (1935)
- Westward Ho (film) (1935)
- The New Frontier (1935)
- Lawless Range (1935)
- The Oregon Trail (1936)
- The Lawless Nineties (1936)
- King of the Pecos (1936)
- The Lonely Trail (1936)
- Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
- Sea Spoilers (1936)
- Conflict (1936)
- California Straight Ahead! (1937)
- I Cover the War (1937)
- Idol of the Crowds (1937)
- Adventure's End (1937)
- Born to the West (1937)
- Pals of the Saddle (1938)
- Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
- Santa Fe Stampede (1938)
- Red River Range (1938)
- Stagecoach (1939)
- The Night Riders (1939)
- Three Texas Steers (1939)
- Wyoming Outlaw (1939)
- New Frontier (film) (1939)
- Allegheny Uprising (1939)
- Dark Command (1940)
- Meet the Stars: Cowboy Jubilee (1940) (short subject)
- Three Faces West (1940)
- The Long Voyage Home (1940)
- Seven Sinners (1940)
- A Man Betrayed (1941)
- Lady from Louisiana (1941)
- The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)
- Meet the Stars: Past and Present (1941) (short subject)
- Lady for a Night (1942)
- Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
- The Spoilers (1942)
- In Old California (1942)
- Flying Tigers (1942)
- Pittsburgh (1942)
- Reunion in France (1942)
- A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
- In Old Oklahoma (1943)
- The Fighting Seabees (1944)
- Tall in the Saddle (1944)
- Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
- Back to Bataan (1945)
- They Were Expendable (1945)
- Dakota (1945)
- Without Reservations (1946)
- Angel and the Badman (1947) (also producer)
- Tycoon (1947)
- Red River (1948)
- Fort Apache (1948)
- Three Godfathers (1948)
- Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
- The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) (also producer)
- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
- Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Rodeo (1949) (short subject)
- Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
- Rio Grande (1950)
- The Bullfighter and the Lady (1951) (producer only)
- Screen Snapshots: Reno's Silver Spur Awards (1951) (short subjects)
- Operation Pacific (1951)
- The Screen Director (1951) (short subject)
- Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Awards (1951) (short subject)
- Flying Leathernecks (1951)
- Miracle in Motion (1952) (short subject) (narrator)
- The Quiet Man (1952)
- Big Jim McLain (1952) (also producer)
- Trouble Along the Way (1953)
- Island in the Sky (1953) (also producer)
- Hondo (1953) (also producer)
- Track of the Cat (1954) (producer only)
- The High and the Mighty (1954) (also producer)
- The Sea Chase (1955)
- Screen Snapshots: The Great Al Jolson (1955) (short subject)
- Blood Alley (1955) (also producer)
- Good-bye, My Lady (1956) (producer only)
- Gun the Man Down (1956) (producer only)
- The Conqueror (1956)
- The Searchers (1956)
- The Wings of Eagles (1957)
- Jet Pilot (1957)
- Legend of the Lost (1957)
- I Married a Woman (1958) (Cameo)
- The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
- Rio Bravo (1959)
- The Horse Soldiers (1959)
- The Alamo (1960) (also director and producer)
- North to Alaska (1960)
- The Challenge of Ideas (1961) (short subject) (narrator)
- The Comancheros (1961) (also director)
- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
- Hatari! (1962)
- The Longest Day (1962)
- How the West Was Won (1962)
- McLintock! (1963)
- Donovan's Reef (1963)
- Circus World (1964)
- The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
- In Harm's Way (1965)
- The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
- Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
- El Dorado (1966)
- A Nation Builds Under Fire (1967) (short subject) (narrator)
- The War Wagon (1967)
- The Green Berets (1968) (also director)
- Hellfighters (1968)
- True Grit (1969)
- The Undefeated (1969)
- No Substitute for Victory (1970) (documentary)
- Chisum (1970)
- Rio Lobo (1970)
- Big Jake (1971) (also co-director)
- Directed by John Ford (1971) (documentary)
- The Cowboys (1972)
- Cancel My Reservation (1972) (Cameo)
- The Train Robbers (1973)
- Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
- McQ (1974)
- Brannigan (1975)
- Rooster Cogburn (1975)
- Chesty: Tribute to a Legend (1976) (documentary) (narrator)
- The Shootist (1976).
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