History Creator / JohnWayne

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.
5th Apr '17 2:38:44 PM JulianLapostat
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->''"How can I hate John Wayne upholding [Barry] Goldwater and yet love him tenderly when he sweeps Creator/NatalieWood into his arms in the last reel of Film/TheSearchers?"''
-->-- '''Creator/JeanLucGodard''', discussing Wayne's cross-political appeal.

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->''"How can I hate John Wayne upholding [Barry] Goldwater and yet love him tenderly when he sweeps Creator/NatalieWood into his arms in the last reel of Film/TheSearchers?"''
-->-- '''Creator/JeanLucGodard''', discussing Wayne's cross-political appeal.
10th Mar '17 11:27:51 AM Premonition45
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'''John Wayne''' (born Marion Michael Morrison, May 26, 1907 -- June 11, 1979), nicknamed "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 "Duke", "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.
8th Feb '17 6:16:51 PM crazyrabbits
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His most likely SpiritualSuccessor (in terms of cultural impact and filling the same types of roles) is Creator/ChuckNorris.
31st Dec '16 2:14:46 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/RedRiver'' (1948): Wayne plays Tom Dunson, a rancher whose adopted son (Montgomery Clift) turns against him in the middle of a cattle drive, mainly because Dunson has become unhinged. It's like ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'', but set in the post-Civil War Old West.

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* ''Film/RedRiver'' (1948): Wayne plays Tom Dunson, a rancher whose adopted son (Montgomery Clift) turns against him in the middle of a cattle drive, mainly because Dunson has become unhinged. It's like ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'', ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'', but set in the post-Civil War Old West.



* ''RioGrande'' (1950): The sequel to ''Fort Apache'' has Kirby Yorke (Wayne) stationed at the Mexican border, with the Apaches attacking from the Mexican side.

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* ''RioGrande'' ''Film/RioGrande'' (1950): The sequel to ''Fort Apache'' has Kirby Yorke (Wayne) stationed at the Mexican border, with the Apaches attacking from the Mexican side.
23rd Dec '16 4:30:46 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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If there is a trope in TheWestern, odds are [[TropeCodifier Wayne used it]] (or, almost just as likely, ''[[TropeMaker invented]]'' it). (As a 17-year-old set dresser, he met an ageing Wyatt Earp several times, and is said to have based his Western characters on his perception of Earp from their conversations). He also did lots of things that are covered by the RuleOfCool. But above all, he just made great movies that people love to watch, full of suspense, silliness, fistfights, and down-home American values. No wonder his style is [[{{Eagleland}} often the caricature of America]] overseas, although nowadays his roles would likely be filled by a BoisterousBruiser.

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If there is a trope in TheWestern, odds are [[TropeCodifier Wayne used it]] (or, almost just as likely, ''[[TropeMaker invented]]'' it). (As a 17-year-old set dresser, he met an ageing aging Wyatt Earp several times, and is said to have based his Western characters on his perception of Earp from their conversations). He also did lots of things that are covered by the RuleOfCool. But above all, he just made great movies that people love to watch, full of suspense, silliness, fistfights, and down-home American values. No wonder his style is [[{{Eagleland}} often the caricature of America]] overseas, although nowadays his roles would likely be filled by a BoisterousBruiser.
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