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John Wayne

John Wayne young

Birth Date

May 26, 1907


United States

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Natural hair color


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6 ft 4 in | 193 cm

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108 kg | 240 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, United States, on May 26, 1907, was an American actor. Young John Wayne made his big screen debut in silent drama film Brown of Harvard (1926) in uncredited role as a Yale College football player. John's breakthrough role came as Henry "The Ringo Kid" in the Western film Stagecoach (1939) directed by John Ford.

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He won Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn in western film True Grit (1969). He was nominated for the same award for his role as Sgt. John M. Stryker in drama action film Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

The Searchers (1956) Western directed by John Ford

Big Jake (1971) Western opposite Maureen O'Hara

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Western drama with James Stewart and Lee Marvin

Rio Bravo (1959) Western with Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson

Fort Apache (1948) western opposite Henry Fonda and Shirley Temple

Red River (1948) western opposite Montgomery Clift

The Quiet Man (1952) drama romance with Maureen O'Hara

El Dorado (1966) Western with Robert Mitchum and James Caan

The Shootist (1976) western with Lauren Bacall and James Stewart

The Longest Day (1962) epic war with Sean Connery, Henry Fonda and Richard Burton

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) Western with Joanne Dru

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Western with Dean Martin

How the West Was Won (1962) epic western with James Stewart and Gregory Peck

Rio Grande (1950) Western with Maureen O'Hara


He has acted in leading roles in 142 films during his career.

John was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1974.

His favorite drink was Sauza Commemorativo Tequila.

He was married three times and had 7 children.

He appeared in more than twenty of John Ford's movies.

His nickname was "The Duke".

Was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 9, 1980.

Wayne died on June 11, 1979, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 72.


I never trust a man that doesn't drink.

When people say a John Wayne picture got bad reviews, I always wonder if they know it's a redundant sentence, but hell, I don't care. People like my photos and that's all that counts.

Every country in the world loved the folklore of the West - the music, the dress, the excitement, everything that was associated with the opening of a new territory. It took everybody out of their own little world. The cowboy lasted a hundred years created more songs and prose and poetry than any other folk figure. The closest thing was the Japanese samurai. Now, I wonder who'll continue it.

Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.

Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.