Person Details

Birthday: 1907-05-26 23:20:12

Death: 1979-06-11 23:20:12

Aliases: Duke , The Duke , ジョン・ウェイン

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Winterset, Iowa, USA

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Movie Involvements: 190

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He was president of Glendale High class of 1925. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he appeared mostly in small bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's The Big Trail (1930), which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre. Wayne's career took off in 1939, with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant star. He went on to star in 142 pictures. Biographer Ronald Davis said, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage. Eighty-three of his movies were Westerns, and in them, he played cowboys, cavalrymen, and unconquerable loners extracted from the Republic's central creation myth." Wayne's other well-known Western roles include a cattleman driving his herd north on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948), a Civil War veteran whose young niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956), and a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer for a woman's hand in marriage in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959), and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976). He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era, and his last public appearance was at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979.

Most Famous Work

The Searchers
Average
8

The Searchers

(1956) Ethan Edwards
How the West Was Won
Average
7

How the West Was Won

(1962) William Sherman
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Average
6

The Greatest Story Ever Told

(1965) Centurion at crucifixion
Stagecoach
Average
8

Stagecoach

(1939) The Ringo Kid
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Average
8

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

(1962) Tom Doniphon
El Dorado
Average
7

El Dorado

(1966) Cole Thornton
The Longest Day
Average
8

The Longest Day

(1962) Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
The Sons of Katie Elder
Average
7

The Sons of Katie Elder

(1965) John Elder

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself (archive footage)
Himself - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage)
2017 Various Roles (archive footage)
2016 Himself
2014 N/A
2013 Himself (archive footage)
Himself - Archive footage
2010 Himself (archive footage)
2009 N/A
Himself
2001 The Shootist (1976) film clips
2000 Himself
1998 Himself
N/A
1997 Himself (archive footage)
1993 George Abitbol (archive footage)
Himself
Himself
N/A
Himself (archival footage)
1992 Davy Crockett
1991 Himself (archive footage)
1990 N/A
1978 Himself
1977 self
1976 John Bernard Books
Jerry Mason
Himself/Narrator
N/A
1975 Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
(archive footage)
Lt. Jim Brannigan
1974 Det. Lt. Lon McQ
1973 J.D. Cahill
N/A
Himself
Lane
1972 Himself (uncredited)
Wil Andersen
1971 Himself
Himself (uncredited)
Jacob McCandles
N/A
Self (archive footage)
1970 John Simpson Chisum
Himself
Colonel Cord McNally
Himself
Himself
1969 Colonel John Henry Thomas
Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
N/A
1968 Chance Buckman
Colonel Mike Kirby
N/A
1967 Taw Jackson
N/A
1966 Cole Thornton
Himself - Host
Gen. Mike Randolph
1965 John Elder
Capt. Rockwell Torrey
Centurion at crucifixion
1964 Matt Masters
1963 George Washington McLintock
Himself (archive footage)
N/A
Michael "Guns" Donovan
1962 Marine Sergeant
N/A
William Sherman
N/A
Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Sean Mercer
Tom Doniphon
1961 Jake Cutter
N/A
(archive footage)
1960 Sam McCord
Col. Davy Crockett
1959 Col John Marlowe
John Chance
1958 Townsend Harris
Leonard - Screen Husband (uncredited)
1957 Joe January
Col. Jim Shannon
Frank W. 'Spig' Wead
1956 Ethan Edwards
Temujin, later Genghis Khan
1955 Mike Cronin
Mike Cronin
Capt. Tom Wilder
N/A
Himself, Introduction to the Series
Captain Karl Ehrlich
1954 N/A
Dan Roman
1953 Hondo Lane
Captain Dooley
Stephen Aloysius Williams
N/A
1952 N/A
Jim McLain
Sean Thornton
1951 N/A
Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby
N/A
Duke E. Gifford
1950 Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke
N/A
1949 Sgt John M Stryker
Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles
John Breen
1948 Robert Marmaduke Hightower
Capt. Ralls
Thomas Dunson
N/A
Capt. Kirby York
1947 Johnny Munroe
Quirt Evans
1946 Tom Wayne
Rusty Thomas
1945 John Devlin
Lt. (J.G.) 'Rusty' Ryan
Colonel Joseph Madden
Duke Fergus
1944 Rocklin
N/A
Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan
1943 Daniel F Somers
Duke Hudkins
1942 Pat Talbot
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham
Jim Gordon
Roy Glennister
Tom Craig
Captain Jack Stuart
Jackson Morgan
1941 Young Matt
John Reynolds
Lynn Hollister
1940 Ole Olsen
Lieutenant Dan Brent
John Phillips
Bob Seton
1939 Jim Smith
Stony Brooke
Stony Brooke
Stony Brooke
Stony Brooke
The Ringo Kid
1938 Stony Brooke
Stony Brooke
Stony Brooke
Stony Brooke
1937 Dare Rudd
Duke Slade
Johnny Hanson
Bob Adams
Biff Smith
1936 Pat Glendon
Bob Randall
John Blair
Captain John Ashley
John Clayborn
John Tipton
Capt John Delmont
1935 John Middleton
John Dawson
John Higgins
N/A
John Wyatt
John Wyatt
John Mason
John Scott / John Jones
John Martin
1934 Chris Morrell
John Tobin
Rod Drew
U.S. Marshal John Travers
Randy Bowers
John Weston
John Carruthers
Ted Hayden aka Gat Ganns
Jerry Mason
1933 John Brant
Student Greeting Phil (uncredited)
Singin' Sandy Saunders
John Holmes
Jimmy McCoy Jr.
Dick Wallace
Smith
John Bishop
Co-Pilot in Wreck (uncredited)
Lt. Tom Wayne
John Trent
1932 John Mason
Deputy Sheriff John Steele
John Drury
The Air Pilot
Buzz Kinney
Duke
Steve Pickett
Craig McCoy
John Brant
1931 Clint Turner
Dusty Rhodes
Lt. Bob Denton
Gordon Wales
Peter Brooks
1930 Breck Coleman
Roy
Lumberjack
Extra (uncredited)
Radioman on Surface (uncredited)
1929 Midshipman Bill (uncredited)
Pete Donahue
Flood Extra (uncredited)
42nd Highlander (uncredited)
Extra
1928 Man on Stool
Horse Race Spectator / Condemned Man in Flashback
Officer (uncredited)
1927 Extra (uncredited)
Football Player / Extra in Stands
Extra (uncredited)
Opposing Football Player
1926 Extra (uncredited)
Guard (uncredited)
Yale Football Player (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1968 Director
1961 Director
1960 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1928 Property Master
1927 Property Master
Year Role Movie/Tv

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