'''John Marcellus Huston''' (19061987) 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.

Huston worked as a writer-for-hire before breaking into directing with the noir classic ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''; other noteworthy films he made include ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'' (for which he won two [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]]), ''Film/KeyLargo'', ''Film/TheAsphaltJungle'', ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'', ''Film/BeatTheDevil'' (as you can see, he worked well with Creator/HumphreyBogart), ''Film/MobyDick'', ''Film/TheMisfits'' (notable as the final film for both Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/MarilynMonroe), ''Film/{{Casino Royale|1967}}'',''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing'', ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', ''Film/PrizzisHonor'', and ''Literature/WiseBlood''. 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 ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. His UsefulNotes/WorldWarII documentaries ''Film/TheBattleOfSanPietro'' and ''Film/LetThereBeLight'' are among the best ever made about the war.

He was the son of Creator/WalterHuston, and the father of [[Creator/AnjelicaHuston Anjelica]], Tony Huston and Danny Huston, and grandfather to Jack Huston (Richard Harrow on ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'').