Person Details

Birthday: 1906-08-05 03:17:36

Death: 1987-08-28 03:17:36

Aliases: John Marcellus Huston , Τζον Χιούστον

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Nevada, Missouri, USA

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Movie Involvements: 159

TV Involvements: 6


Most Famous Work

Biography

John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and visual artist. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972), The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Prizzi's Honor (1985). In his early years, Huston studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris. He explored the visual aspects of his films throughout his career, sketching each scene on paper beforehand, then carefully framing his characters during the shooting. While most directors rely on post-production editing to shape their final work, Huston instead created his films while they were being shot, with little editing needed. Some of Huston's films were adaptations of important novels, often depicting an "heroic quest," as in Moby Dick, or The Red Badge of Courage. In many films, different groups of people, while struggling toward a common goal, would become doomed, forming "destructive alliances," giving the films a dramatic and visual tension. Many of his films involved themes such as religion, meaning, truth, freedom, psychology, colonialism, and war. Huston has been referred to as "a titan", "a rebel", and a "renaissance man" in the Hollywood film industry. Author Ian Freer describes him as "cinema's Ernest Hemingway"—a filmmaker who was "never afraid to tackle tough issues head on." During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, winning twice. He directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Huston, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Bible: In the Beginning...
Average
7
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
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6

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

(1973) The Lawgiver
The Hobbit
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6

The Hobbit

(1977) Gandalf the Grey
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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7

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

(1985) Carlos / Narrator
Chinatown
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8

Chinatown

(1974) Noah Cross
The Black Cauldron
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7

The Black Cauldron

(1985) Narrator (voice)
The Return of the King
Average
7

The Return of the King

(1980) Gandalf
The Misfits
Average
7

The Misfits

(1961) Extra in Blackjack Scene (uncredited)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Self (archive footage)
2020 Self (archive footage)
2018 J.J. "Jake" Hannaford
Himself (archive footage)
2017 Himself (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
Self (archival footage)
2014 Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2010 Himself (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2005 Himself (archive footage)
2003 Self (archive footage)
2002 Self (archive footage)
Self - Director (archive footage)
2001 Self
2000 Self (archive footage)
1997 Self - Director (archive footage)
1991 Glennon (archive footage) (uncredited)
1990 N/A
1989 Self (archive footage)
1987 Soul Collector
1986 Meister Hora
Self
1985 Carlos / Narrator
Narrator (voice)
The Narrator (US version)
Self
1984 Himself
Self
Himself
1983 Father Cardenas
Larry Geller, M.D.
Self
1982 Actor on Radio (uncredited)
Interviewee
Self
Narrator
1980 Clarke Hill
Gandalf
N/A
1979 Grandfather
Interviewee
Ralph Richards
Pa Kegan
Jerzy Colsowicz
1978 Himself
Nathan Randall
Edward
Sean O'Hara
1977 Gandalf the Grey
Hogan
Ambassador Henderson Granville
Ned Turner
1976 Narrator
Professor Moriarty
Ringmaster
1975 John Hay
Harris Wagner
1974 Noah Cross
1973 The Lawgiver
Self
1972 Grizzly Adams
1971 Captain Filmore Henry
Narrator
Sleigh
1970 General Miles
Buck Loner
Narrator
Admiral
Director
1969 Robert the Elder
The Abbe
1968 Dr. Arnold Dunlap
Self - Guest
Himself
1967 M / General MacTarry
1966 Narrator
Noah
1964 Himself
Himself
1963 Kardinal Glennon
Lord Ashton (uncredited)
1962 Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Self
1961 Extra in Blackjack Scene (uncredited)
1956 Barman / Ship's Lookout (voice) (uncredited)
1953 Self
1951 Grizzled Union Veteran (uncredited)
Himself
1949 Señor Muñoz (uncredited)
1948 Self
Self (archive footage)
American in Tampico in White Suit (uncredited)
1945 Narrator
1943 Narrator (voice)
1929 Church Member (uncredited)
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1988 Screenplay
1975 Screenplay
1970 Screenplay
1964 Screenplay
1957 Screenplay
1956 Screenplay
1953 Screenplay
1952 Screenplay
Screenplay
1951 Writer
1950 Screenplay
1949 Screenplay
1948 Screenplay
Screenplay
1946 Writer
Co-Writer
Screenplay
1945 Writer
1943 Writer
1941 Screenplay
Screenplay
Screenplay
1940 Screenplay
1939 Screenplay
1938 Screenplay
Screenplay
1935 Writer
Story
1932 Adaptation
1931 Writer
1930 Dialogue
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1987 Director
1985 Director
1984 Director
1982 Director
1981 Director
1980 Director
1979 Director
1976 Director
1975 Director
1973 Director
1972 Director
Director
1970 Director
1969 Director
Director
1967 Director
Director
1966 Director
1964 Director
1963 Director
1962 Director
1961 Director
1960 Director
1958 Director
Director
1957 Director
1956 Director
1953 Director
1952 Director
Director
1951 Director
1950 Director
1949 Director
1948 Director
Director
1946 Director
1945 Director
1944 Director
1943 Director
1942 Director
Director
Director
1941 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1946 Additional Writing
1938 Second Unit
1932 Additional Dialogue
Year Role Movie/Tv

Editing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1943 Editor
Year Role Movie/Tv

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