|Born||Marion Robert Morrison
26 May, 1907
Winterset, Iowa, United States
|Died||June 11, 1979 (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Cause of death||Stomach cancer|
|Other names||Marion Michael Morrison; Duke|
Early life[change | edit source]
Born with the name Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa. Wayne was Scotch Irish on his father and Irish mother's side. During Wayne's childhood, he moved to Palmdale, California then to Glendale, California. While attending Wayne started working in small local movie companies. And also started playing football in high school and participated in the Glendale school team before being recruited by the University of Southern California (USC).
Career[change | edit source]
Wayne began his movie career in the 1920s, and quickly turned into a Western movie star. In 1928 without being listed in the credits Wayne plays an extra in John Ford's Four Sons, and in 1930 had his first leading role in the western of Raoul Walsh The Big Trail (1930). After that success the great western starring continued throughout his career.
The protagonists of the 30 are included as dozens of western Texas Cyclone (1932), with Tim McCoy, Haunted Gold (1932), Riders of Destiny (1933), The Man from Utah (1934), The Oregon Trail (1936), Overland Stage Raiders (1938), Santa Fe Stampede, Red River Range (1938). The return to work with the director John Ford on Stagecoach (1939), playing the role of the Ringo Kid cowboy. Ford for this movie received an award from the academy and throw to Wayne to stardom.
In the 1940s John Wayne security achieving success as an actor working in movies Flying Tigers (1942), Back to Bataan (1945) directed by Edward Dmytryk, Angel and the Badman (1947), directed by James Edward Grant, Red River (1948 ), directed by Howard Hawks, 3 Godfathers (1948) directed by John Ford.
It was nominated for an Academy Award for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), directed by Allan Dwan. In 1948, the movie starred on the U.S. cavalry, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, followed by Rio Grande (1950), directed by John Ford. One of his most important roles was that of Ethan Edwards a desperate man looking for his niece kidnapped by Comanche in the western movie The Searchers (1956), also directed by John Ford. Among the best of his career are western Rio Bravo (1959), with Dean Martin and directed by Howard Hawks.
In 1960 the movie The Alamo starring and directed by Wayne was nominated for an Academy Award. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), directed by John Ford and Grit True (1969), for which he received an award Academy and Golden Globe for best actor. In the last years of his career despegarce treatment of his characters brilliantly starred West and police and action movies like McQ (1974), directed by John Sturges. Wayne plays a cop who must stop force members involved in corruption. He also starred English Brannigan (1975), as a police Brannigan is sent to London to stop a dangerous criminal. His last job was in The Shootist (1976), playing the role of an old gunfighter who is dying of cancer, and wants to redeem his sins of his past
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne thirteenth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. A Harris Poll released in 2007 placed Wayne third among America's favorite movie stars, the only star who has died on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year.
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