John Wayne

Birthday:
05/26/1907
Place of birth:
Winterset, Iowa, USA :
Biography:
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He was president of Glendale High class of 1925. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he appeared mostly in small bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's The Big Trail (1930), which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre. Wayne's career took off in 1939, with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant star. He went on to star in 142 pictures. Biographer Ronald Davis said, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage. Eighty-three of his movies were Westerns, and in them, he played cowboys, cavalrymen, and unconquerable loners extracted from the Republic's central creation myth." Wayne's other well-known Western roles include a cattleman driving his herd north on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948), a Civil War veteran whose young niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956), and a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer for a woman's hand in marriage in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959), and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976). He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era, and his last public appearance was at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979.

Credits

John Wayne - L'Amérique à tout prix (2019)
as Himself (archive footage)
John Ford : l'homme qui inventa l'Amérique (2019)
as Self - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage)
John Wayne on Film (2016)
as Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Dictateur, un boulot de dingue (2013)
as Himself (archive footage)
John Ford & Monument Valley (2013)
as Himself (archive footage)
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
as Himself (archive footage)
Nuke 'Em, Duke (2010)
as Self (archive footage)
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)
John Wayne - Eine amerikanische Legende (2009)
as Himself
The Shootist: The Legend Lives On (2001)
as The Shootist (1976) film clips
John Wayne - Ein Leben für den Film (2000)
as Himself
JOHN WAYNE - AMERICAN LEGEND (1998)
as Himself
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1998)
Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman (1998)
as Self (archive footage)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)
as Self (archive footage)
La Classe américaine (1993)
as George Abitbol (archive footage)
Young Duke: Making Of A Movie Star (1993)
as Himself
The John Wayne Story - The Later Years (1993)
as Himself
The John Wayne Story: The Early Years (1993)
The Making of Rio Grande (1993)
as Himself (archival footage)
John Wayne's 'The Alamo' (1992)
as Davy Crockett
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991)
as Himself (archive footage)
John Wayne: American Hero Of The Movies (1990)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978)
as Himself
That's Action (1977)
as self
The Shootist (1976)
as John Bernard Books
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976)
as Jerry Mason
Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend (1976)
as Himself/Narrator
It's Showtime (1976)
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
as Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)
as (archive footage)
Brannigan (1975)
as Lt. Jim Brannigan
McQ (1974)
as Det. Lt. Lon McQ
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
as J.D. Cahill
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973)
as Himself
The Train Robbers (1973)
as Lane
Cancel My Reservation (1972)
as Himself (uncredited)
The Cowboys (1972)
as Wil Andersen
The American West of John Ford (1971)
as Himself
Directed by John Ford (1971)
as Himself (uncredited)
Big Jake (1971)
as Jacob McCandles
The Selling Of The Pentagon (1971)
as Self (archive footage)
Plimpton! Shoot-Out at Rio Lobo (1970)
as Self
Chisum (1970)
as John Simpson Chisum
Raquel! (1970)
as Himself
Rio Lobo (1970)
as Colonel Cord McNally
Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
as Himself
No Substitute for Victory (1970)
as Himself
The Undefeated (1969)
as Colonel John Henry Thomas
True Grit (1969)
as Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
Hellfighters (1968)
as Chance Buckman
The Green Berets (1968)
as Colonel Mike Kirby
The War Wagon (1967)
as Taw Jackson
El Dorado (1966)
as Cole Thornton
The Victory Squad (1966)
as Himself - Host
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
as Gen. Mike Randolph
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
as John Elder
In Harm's Way (1965)
as Capt. Rockwell Torrey
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
as Centurion at crucifixion
Circus World (1964)
as Matt Masters
McLintock! (1963)
as George Washington McLintock
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)
as Himself
Donovan's Reef (1963)
as Michael "Guns" Donovan
Flashing Spikes (1962)
as Marine Sergeant
How the West Was Won (1962)
as William Sherman
The Longest Day (1962)
as Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Hatari! (1962)
as Sean Mercer
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
as Tom Doniphon
The Comancheros (1961)
as Jake Cutter
I 10 del Texas (1961)
as (archive footage)
North to Alaska (1960)
as Sam McCord
The Alamo (1960)
as Col. Davy Crockett
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
as Col John Marlowe
Rio Bravo (1959)
as John Chance
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
as Townsend Harris
I Married a Woman (1958)
as Leonard - Screen Husband (uncredited)
Legend of the Lost (1957)
as Joe January
Jet Pilot (1957)
as Col. Jim Shannon
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
as Frank W. 'Spig' Wead
The Searchers (1956)
as Ethan Edwards
The Conqueror (1956)
as Temujin, later Genghis Khan
Blood Alley (1955)
as Capt. Tom Wilder
The Sea Chase (1955)
as Captain Karl Ehrlich
The High and the Mighty (1954)
as Dan Roman
Hondo (1953)
as Hondo Lane
Island in the Sky (1953)
as Captain Dooley
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
as Stephen Aloysius Williams
Three Lives (1953)
as Self
Big Jim McLain (1952)
as Jim McLain
The Quiet Man (1952)
as Sean Thornton
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
as Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby
The Screen Director (1951)
Operation Pacific (1951)
as Duke E. Gifford
Rio Grande (1950)
as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke
Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
as Sgt. John M. Stryker
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
as Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
as John Breen
3 Godfathers (1948)
as Robert Marmaduke Hightower
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
as Capt. Ralls
Red River (1948)
as Thomas Dunson
Fort Apache (1948)
as Capt. Kirby York
Tycoon (1947)
as Johnny Munroe
Angel and the Badman (1947)
as Quirt Evans
Desert Command (1946)
as Tom Wayne
Without Reservations (1946)
as Rusty Thomas
Dakota (1945)
as John Devlin
They Were Expendable (1945)
as Lt. (J.G.) 'Rusty' Ryan
Back to Bataan (1945)
as Colonel Joseph Madden
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
as Duke Fergus
Tall in the Saddle (1944)
as Rocklin
Memo for Joe (1944)
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
as Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan
In Old Oklahoma (1943)
as Daniel F Somers
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
as Duke Hudkins
Reunion in France (1942)
as Pat Talbot
Pittsburgh (1942)
as Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham
Flying Tigers (1942)
as Jim Gordon
The Spoilers (1942)
as Roy Glennister
In Old California (1942)
as Tom Craig
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
as Captain Jack Stuart
Lady for a Night (1942)
as Jackson Morgan
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)
as Young Matt
Lady from Louisiana (1941)
as John Reynolds
A Man Betrayed (1941)
as Lynn Hollister
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
as Ole Olsen
Seven Sinners (1940)
as Lieutenant Dan Brent
Three Faces West (1940)
as John Phillips
Dark Command (1940)
as Bob Seton
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
as Jim Smith
New Frontier (1939)
as Stony Brooke
Wyoming Outlaw (1939)
as Stony Brooke
Three Texas Steers (1939)
as Stony Brooke
The Night Riders (1939)
as Stony Brooke
Stagecoach (1939)
as The Ringo Kid
Red River Range (1938)
as Stony Brooke
Santa Fe Stampede (1938)
as Stony Brooke
Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
as Stony Brooke
Pals of the Saddle (1938)
as Stony Brooke
Born to the West (1937)
as Dare Rudd
Adventure's End (1937)
as Duke Slade
Idol of the crowds (1937)
as Johnny Hanson
I Cover the War! (1937)
as Bob Adams
California Straight Ahead (1937)
as Biff Smith
Conflict (1936)
as Pat Glendon
Sea Spoilers (1936)
as Bob Randall
Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
as John Blair
The Lonely Trail (1936)
as Captain John Ashley
King of the Pecos (1936)
as John Clayborn
The Lawless Nineties (1936)
as John Tipton
The Oregon Trail (1936)
as Capt John Delmont
Lawless Range (1935)
as John Middleton
The New Frontier (1935)
as John Dawson
Texas Terror (1935)
as John Higgins
Guns Along The Trail (1935)
Westward Ho (1935)
as John Wyatt
Paradise Canyon (1935)
as John Wyatt
The Dawn Rider (1935)
as John Mason
The Desert Trail (1935)
as John Scott / John Jones
Rainbow Valley (1935)
as John Martin
'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)
as Chris Morrell
The Lawless Frontier (1934)
as John Tobin
The Trail Beyond (1934)
as Rod Drew
The Star Packer (1934)
as U.S. Marshal John Travers
Randy Rides Alone (1934)
as Randy Bowers
The Man From Utah (1934)
as John Weston
Blue Steel (1934)
as John Carruthers
West of the Divide (1934)
as Ted Hayden aka Gat Ganns
The Lucky Texan (1934)
as Jerry Mason
Sagebrush Trail (1933)
as John Brant
College Coach (1933)
as Student Greeting Phil (uncredited)
Riders of Destiny (1933)
as Singin' Sandy Saunders
The Man from Monterey (1933)
as John Holmes
Baby Face (1933)
as Jimmy McCoy Jr.
His Private Secretary (1933)
as Dick Wallace
The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)
as Smith
Somewhere in Sonora (1933)
as John Bishop
Central Airport (1933)
as Co-Pilot in Wreck (uncredited)
The Three Musketeers (1933)
as Lt. Tom Wayne
The Three Musketeers (1933)
as Tom Wayne
The Telegraph Trail (1933)
as John Trent
Haunted Gold (1932)
as John Mason
The Big Stampede (1932)
as Deputy Sheriff John Steele
Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
as John Drury
The Hurricane Express (1932)
as The Air Pilot
Lady and Gent (1932)
as Buzz Kinney
Two-Fisted Law (1932)
as Duke
Texas Cyclone (1932)
as Steve Pickett
The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)
as Craig McCoy
An Innocent Man (1932)
as John Brant
The Range Feud (1931)
as Clint Turner
Maker of Men (1931)
as Dusty Rhodes
Arizona (1931)
as Lt. Bob Denton
Three Girls Lost (1931)
as Gordon Wales
Girls Demand Excitement (1931)
as Peter Brooks
The Big Trail (1930)
as Breck Coleman
Cheer Up and Smile (1930)
as Roy
Rough Romance (1930)
as Lumberjack
Born Reckless (1930)
as Extra (uncredited)
Men Without Women (1930)
as Radioman on Surface (uncredited)
Salute (1929)
as Midshipman Bill (uncredited)
Words and Music (1929)
as Pete Donahue
Noah's Ark (1929)
as Flood Extra (uncredited)
The Black Watch (1929)
as 42nd Highlander (uncredited)
Speakeasy (1929)
as Extra
A Home Made Man (1928)
as Man on Stool
Hangman's House (1928)
as Horse Race Spectator / Condemned Man in Flashback
Four Sons (1928)
as Officer (uncredited)
Mother Machree (1927)
as Extra (uncredited)
The Drop Kick (1927)
as Football Player / Extra in Stands
Annie Laurie (1927)
as Extra (uncredited)
The Draw-Back (1927)
as Opposing Football Player
The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926)
as Extra (uncredited)
Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
as Guard (uncredited)
Brown of Harvard (1926)
as Yale Football Player (uncredited)

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