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 and filmmaker. Young John Wayne began his acting career in small parts in B movies during the 1930s.
He made his big screen debut in silent drama movie Brown of Harvard (1926), in uncredited role as a Yale College football player.
He got his first leading role as Breck Coleman in pre-Code Western movie The Big Trail (1930) directed by Raoul Walsh.
John's breakthrough performance came as Henry "The Ringo Kid" in Western film Stagecoach (1939) directed by John Ford.
He made his directorial debut with historical epic and war film The Alamo (1960), he also starred in role as Davy Crockett.
He won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn in western film True Grit (1969).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor 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
Attended Glendale Union High School in California, he was part of his high school's football team.
Attended Wilson Middle School in Glendale, he played football for the 1924 league champion team.
Attended the University of Southern California (USC), he played on USC football team.
Had English, Ulster-Scots and Irish ancestry.
He starred in leading roles in 142 films during his career.
He starred in his own radio adventure series "Three Sheets to the Wind" (1942).
John was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1974.
Received a Star on the Walk of Fame at 1541 Vine Street in 1960.
His favorite drink was Sauza Commemorativo Tequila.
He appeared in more than twenty of John Ford's movies.
His nickname was "The Duke".
Received the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite - Male in 1953.
Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1966.
Was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 9, 1980.
He was awarded the Gold Medal from the National Football Foundation in 1973.
He was a Master Mason.
Wayne died on June 11, 1979, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 72.
He was married to:
Pilar Pallete (1954-1979) they had three children
Esperanza Baur (1946-1954)
Josephine Alicia Saenz (1933-1945) they had four children
He dated Pat Stacy (1973-1979), Gail Russell (1953), Susan Hayward (1952-1953), Katy Jurado (1951), Carmen Miranda (1944), Paulette Goddard (1942), Joan Blondell (1941-1942), Sigrid Gurie (1940), Marlene Dietrich (1940-1943), Polly Ann Young (1934), Claire Trevor (1939) and Jean Arthur (1929-1931).
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.