Creator: John Huston

John Huston (1906-1987) was an American director and screenwriter who made films in a variety of genres across a long-spanning career. His films tended to match his own personality — tough, stylish, always with a bit of a threatening edge. He worked as a writer-for-hire before breaking into directing with the noir classic The Maltese Falcon; other noteworthy films he made include The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (for which he won two Oscars), Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, Beat the Devil (as you can see, he worked well with Humphrey Bogart), Moby-Dick, The Misfits (notable as the final film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe), Casino Royale,The Man Who Would Be King, Annie, Prizzi's Honor, and Wise Blood. He worked right up to his death at age 81; his final film, The Dead, was directed from a wheelchair while hooked up to oxygen, and was released posthumously.

He was also a well-regarded, Oscar-nominated character actor, most notably as the villainous Noah Cross in Chinatown.

He was the son of Walter Huston, and the father of Anjelica, Tony Huston and Danny Huston, and grandfather to Jack Huston (Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire).