Born as Marion Robert Morrison on 26th May 1907, John Wayne was an American actor,
director, and producer. He was an epitome of rugged masculinity and was an idol for all
Americans of those times. His height, his style of walking, his characteristic calm voice and
mannerisms had ruled over a billion American hearts for several decades. While they were not
widely available as these days, but John Wayne posters hung on walls of bedrooms was a
common sight in most American houses those days.
Early life and struggle
In his childhood, Wayne was more inclined towards football and he got a scholarship to play
football in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California as well. It was while playing
football that he came into contact with the movie director John Ford through his coach. Under
the guidance of Ford, Wayne started appearing as extras in films, gradually maturing himself as
a better actor.
Under the recommendation of Ford, John Wayne was signed for ‘The Big Trail’ in 1926, an epic
that was made by Fox. His contract however was not renewed as the movie failed to achieve
commercial success. Wayne had to wait for more than a decade to get his first major
breakthrough in ‘Stagecoach’, the film that took his acting career to a completely different
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Professional career of Wayne
After the success of ‘Stagecoach’, there was no looking back for John Wayne. Between 1926
and 1976 he appeared in as many as 170 feature films. As seen in most John Wayne posters, he
was mostly known for cowboy roles played in the Westerners. Wayne also did quite a few war
films as well that include ‘Sands of Iwo Jima’, ‘Flying Tigers’ or ‘Flying Leathernecks’ and many
As his popularity started dropping in the late 60’s, as public was getting bored of the
simplistically masculine characters played by Wayne, the talented actor escaped his own good-
guy image in ‘True Grit’ that was released in 1969. Playing the antihero in this critically
acclaimed film bagged the Academy Award to this veteran actor. John Wayne’s last and
farewell film in 1976 was ‘The Shootist’ was a bigger success both at the box office as well as in
winning over the harshest of critics.
In the long film career of 50 years, John Wayne has been nominated and awarded multiple
times at many Award functions. Some of the notable awards won by the actor include the
Academy Award in 1970 for ‘True Grit’, 3 People’s Choice Award, Golden Globe Award for Best
Actor for ‘True Grit’ and many more.
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