History Creator / JohnWayne

20th Oct '17 5:05:54 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheBigTrail'' (1930): ''Should'' have been his StarMakingRole, but it bombed at the box office, and Wayne spent the rest of the 1930s making cheapo BMovie westerns for Poverty Row.
16th Oct '17 6:28:39 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' (1968): Wayne directs and stars as a portrays a colonel in the US Special Forces in quite possibly the only pro-[[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] film ever made. Co-stars Creator/GeorgeTakei as a South Vietnamese Captain.

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* ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' (1968): Wayne directs and stars as a portrays a colonel in the US Special Forces in quite possibly the only pro-[[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] film ever made. Co-stars Creator/GeorgeTakei as a South Vietnamese Captain.
16th Sep '17 10:13:41 PM bombadil211
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John Wayne (born Marion Michael Morrison, May 26, 1907 -- June 11, 1979), nicknamed "The Duke", is considered by many to be the closest thing to the [[RatedMForManly epitome of manliness]] in his movies. For the most part, Wayne had two roles: he was either a cowboy or a soldier. It didn't matter which he was, though: he was John Wayne.

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John Wayne (born Marion Michael Morrison, May 26, 1907 -- June 11, 1979), nicknamed "The "Duke"[[note]]Originally "Little Duke", which came from his childhood habit of going everywhere with his dog "Duke" and was the name he'd answer to. He actually wouldn't notice, or even get confused, when people called him "John Wayne"[[/note]], is considered by many to be the closest thing to the [[RatedMForManly epitome of manliness]] in his movies. For the most part, Wayne had two roles: he was either a cowboy or a soldier. It didn't matter which he was, though: he was John Wayne.
9th Sep '17 3:59:26 PM nombretomado
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Although Wayne is known for his conservative activism - among other causes, he supported the Hollywood blacklist and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar - he rarely let politics interfere with whom he worked with. Creator/KirkDouglas, as liberal as Wayne was conservative, praised Wayne for his willingness to keep promises and help other actors find roles.[[note]]Douglas cited ''Cast a Giant Shadow'' as an example; the film's director, Melville Shavelson, spent years trying to interest studios in the project, without success. Shavelson showed the script to Wayne, who liked it but thought he was wrong for the lead role, Mickey Marcus. He convinced Shavelson to cast Kirk Douglas instead, appearing in a brief cameo, while helping to secure financing and studio backing for Shavelson behind the scenes.[[/note]] When Creator/GeorgeTakei balked at appearing in ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' for political reasons, Wayne told Takei that he didn't mind his politics - he only cared that Takei was right for his part. More than anyone else, Wayne is probably the one responsible for [[AmericanPoliticalSystem shifting American conservatism away from its genteel, country-club image and toward the rough-and-tumble, often disgruntled cultural attitude it has today]].

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Although Wayne is known for his conservative activism - among other causes, he supported the Hollywood blacklist and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar - he rarely let politics interfere with whom he worked with. Creator/KirkDouglas, as liberal as Wayne was conservative, praised Wayne for his willingness to keep promises and help other actors find roles.[[note]]Douglas cited ''Cast a Giant Shadow'' as an example; the film's director, Melville Shavelson, spent years trying to interest studios in the project, without success. Shavelson showed the script to Wayne, who liked it but thought he was wrong for the lead role, Mickey Marcus. He convinced Shavelson to cast Kirk Douglas instead, appearing in a brief cameo, while helping to secure financing and studio backing for Shavelson behind the scenes.[[/note]] When Creator/GeorgeTakei balked at appearing in ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' for political reasons, Wayne told Takei that he didn't mind his politics - he only cared that Takei was right for his part. More than anyone else, Wayne is probably the one responsible for [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem shifting American conservatism away from its genteel, country-club image and toward the rough-and-tumble, often disgruntled cultural attitude it has today]].
31st Jul '17 3:05:34 PM jamespolk
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* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' (1977): Wayne made an uncredited cameo as the voice of the Imperial spy Garindan. His voice was heavily processed and edited beyond recognition, presumably from archive footage.
12th Jun '17 9:48:55 AM nightkiller
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* ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon'' (1962: Wayne plays General Sherman in the "Civil War" storyline.

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* ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon'' (1962: (1962): Wayne plays General Sherman in the "Civil War" storyline.
28th May '17 11:07:13 PM mouschilight
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-->''I didn't vote for him, but he's my president and I hope he does a good job.''

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-->''I ->''I didn't vote for him, but he's my president and I hope he does a good job.''
27th May '17 12:02:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' (1968): Wayne directs and stars as a portrays a colonel in the US Special Forces in quite possibly the only pro-[[TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] film ever made. Co-stars Creator/GeorgeTakei as a South Vietnamese Captain.

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* ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' (1968): Wayne directs and stars as a portrays a colonel in the US Special Forces in quite possibly the only pro-[[TheVietnamWar pro-[[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] film ever made. Co-stars Creator/GeorgeTakei as a South Vietnamese Captain.
23rd May '17 5:08:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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Although Wayne is known for his conservative activism - among other causes, he supported the Hollywood blacklist and the VietnamWar - he rarely let politics interfere with whom he worked with. Creator/KirkDouglas, as liberal as Wayne was conservative, praised Wayne for his willingness to keep promises and help other actors find roles.[[note]]Douglas cited ''Cast a Giant Shadow'' as an example; the film's director, Melville Shavelson, spent years trying to interest studios in the project, without success. Shavelson showed the script to Wayne, who liked it but thought he was wrong for the lead role, Mickey Marcus. He convinced Shavelson to cast Kirk Douglas instead, appearing in a brief cameo, while helping to secure financing and studio backing for Shavelson behind the scenes.[[/note]] When Creator/GeorgeTakei balked at appearing in ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' for political reasons, Wayne told Takei that he didn't mind his politics - he only cared that Takei was right for his part. More than anyone else, Wayne is probably the one responsible for [[AmericanPoliticalSystem shifting American conservatism away from its genteel, country-club image and toward the rough-and-tumble, often disgruntled cultural attitude it has today]].

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Although Wayne is known for his conservative activism - among other causes, he supported the Hollywood blacklist and the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar - he rarely let politics interfere with whom he worked with. Creator/KirkDouglas, as liberal as Wayne was conservative, praised Wayne for his willingness to keep promises and help other actors find roles.[[note]]Douglas cited ''Cast a Giant Shadow'' as an example; the film's director, Melville Shavelson, spent years trying to interest studios in the project, without success. Shavelson showed the script to Wayne, who liked it but thought he was wrong for the lead role, Mickey Marcus. He convinced Shavelson to cast Kirk Douglas instead, appearing in a brief cameo, while helping to secure financing and studio backing for Shavelson behind the scenes.[[/note]] When Creator/GeorgeTakei balked at appearing in ''Film/TheGreenBerets'' for political reasons, Wayne told Takei that he didn't mind his politics - he only cared that Takei was right for his part. More than anyone else, Wayne is probably the one responsible for [[AmericanPoliticalSystem shifting American conservatism away from its genteel, country-club image and toward the rough-and-tumble, often disgruntled cultural attitude it has today]].



* ''Film/BabyFace'' (1933): Before Wayne became a star with ''Stagecoach'', he spent years as a bit player and B-movie lead. Here he plays very much against his later type, as one of Barbara Stanwyck's pathetic rejects.

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* ''Film/BabyFace'' (1933): Before Wayne became a star with ''Stagecoach'', he spent years as a bit player and B-movie lead. Here he plays very much against his later type, as one of Barbara Stanwyck's Creator/BarbaraStanwyck's pathetic rejects.
2nd May '17 11:45:22 PM Xtifr
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'''John Wayne''' (born Marion Michael Morrison, May 26, 1907 -- June 11, 1979), nicknamed "The Duke", is considered by many to be the closest thing to the [[RatedMForManly epitome of manliness]] in his movies. For the most part, Wayne had two roles: he was either a cowboy or a soldier. It didn't matter which he was, though: he was John Wayne.

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'''John Wayne''' John Wayne (born Marion Michael Morrison, May 26, 1907 -- June 11, 1979), nicknamed "The Duke", is considered by many to be the closest thing to the [[RatedMForManly epitome of manliness]] in his movies. For the most part, Wayne had two roles: he was either a cowboy or a soldier. It didn't matter which he was, though: he was John Wayne.
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