History Creator / JohnWayne

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.
15th Nov '16 3:38:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''[[Film/BackToBataan Back to Bataan]]'' (1945) Another propaganda film, Wayne leads a typically ethnic platoon in the desperate, doomed defense of the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines in 1941-42.

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* ''[[Film/BackToBataan Back to Bataan]]'' ''Film/BackToBataan'' (1945) Another propaganda film, Wayne leads a typically ethnic platoon in the desperate, doomed defense of the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines in 1941-42.



* ''Film/RioBravo'' (1959): Teaming up with Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter "Old Codger Voice" Brennan, Wayne as "Sheriff John Chance" has to keep a criminal in jail despite the efforts of his rich, unscrupulous brother.

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* ''Film/RioBravo'' (1959): Teaming up with Dean Martin, Music/DeanMartin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter "Old Codger Voice" Brennan, Wayne as "Sheriff John Chance" has to keep a criminal in jail despite the efforts of his rich, unscrupulous brother.



* ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon'': Wayne plays General Sherman in the "Civil War" storyline.

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* ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon'': ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon'' (1962: Wayne plays General Sherman in the "Civil War" storyline.



* ''Film/ElDorado'' (1966): Basically a remake of ''Film/RioBravo'' by the same director and writer but with Creator/RobertMitchum as Wayne's drunken friend and a young James Caan as TheGunfighterWannabe.

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* ''Film/ElDorado'' (1966): Basically a remake of ''Film/RioBravo'' by the same director and writer but with Creator/RobertMitchum as Wayne's drunken friend and a young James Caan Creator/JamesCaan as TheGunfighterWannabe.
24th Oct '16 3:31:15 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/TheSonsOfKatieElder'' (1965): A [[TheWestern Western]] involving a group of brothers returning home for their mother's funeral and uncovering suspicious activity involving their dead father. Wayne played the oldest brother [[TheDanza John Elder]], and was made right after Wayne finished his first fight with cancer.
19th Sep '16 3:01:08 PM themisterfree
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His son Patrick is infamous for (badly) hosting the 1990 version of ''Series/TicTacDough'' and respected by cinephiles as a good character actor in many of Creator/JohnFord's films.

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His son Patrick is infamous for (badly) hosting the 1990 version of ''Series/TicTacDough'' and respected by cinephiles as a good character actor in many of Creator/JohnFord's films.
films, but is conversely reviled by game show fans for (badly) hosting the 1990 version of ''Series/TicTacDough''.
19th Aug '16 8:10:45 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/InHarmsWay'' (1965): A WorldWarII WarEpic centering on a group of naval officers in the first years of WorldWarII. Shortly after filming finished, Wayne was diagnosed with lung cancer.

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* ''Film/InHarmsWay'' (1965): A WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WarEpic centering on a group of naval officers in the first years of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Shortly after filming finished, Wayne was diagnosed with lung cancer.
15th Aug '16 9:06:16 AM stuthehistoryguy
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* ''Film/SheWoreAYellowRibbon'' (1949): Wayne is Nathan Brittles, an aging cavalry commander with one last duty before retirement: stop an Indian tribe from attacking a fort. Notable because he was playing a 65 year old man at the age of 35, and yet he's so convincing, many people born since Wayne died have a hard time placing it at the '''start''' of his career.

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* ''Film/SheWoreAYellowRibbon'' (1949): Wayne is Nathan Brittles, an aging cavalry commander with one last duty before retirement: stop an Indian tribe from attacking a fort. Notable because he was playing a 65 year old man at the age of 35, 42, and yet he's so convincing, many people born since Wayne died have a hard time placing it at the '''start''' of his career.
15th Aug '16 9:04:51 AM stuthehistoryguy
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* ''[[Film/BackToBataan Back to Batann]]'' (1945) Another propaganda film, Wayne leads a typically ethnic platoon in the desperate, doomed defense of the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines in 1941-42.

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* ''[[Film/BackToBataan Back to Batann]]'' Bataan]]'' (1945) Another propaganda film, Wayne leads a typically ethnic platoon in the desperate, doomed defense of the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines in 1941-42.
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