John Wayne young
May 26, 1907
6 ft 4 in | 193 cm
108 kg | 240 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
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.
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 pictures 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.