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

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


Huston is such a colorful character that his life has inspired other stories and movies. A novel about the making of ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' (written by screenwriter Peter Viertel) was eventually adapted by Creator/ClintEastwood as ''White Hunter, Black Heart'', where Eastwood plays John Wilson, a spoof of Huston's LargeHam womanizing [[TheDandy dandy]] personality.

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Huston is such a colorful character that his life has inspired other stories and movies. A novel about the making of ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' (written by screenwriter Peter Viertel) was eventually adapted by Creator/ClintEastwood as ''White Hunter, Black Heart'', ''Film/WhiteHunterBlackHeart'', where Eastwood plays John Wilson, a spoof of Huston's LargeHam womanizing [[TheDandy dandy]] personality.

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* ''Film/AcrossThePacific'' (1942)

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmesInNewYork'' (1976), directed by Boris Sagal


* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' (1985, directed by Ted Berman, Richard Rich)

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* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' (1985, directed by Ted Berman, Richard Rich)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' (1977, directed by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing'' (1980, directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.)

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* ''Film/ManInTheWilderness'' (1971, directed by Richard C. Sarafian)


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; he directed his final film, ''The Dead'' from a wheelchair while hooked up to oxygen. The film was released posthumously.

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Huston worked as a writer-for-hire before breaking into directing with the noir classic ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''; ''The Maltese Falcon''; 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; he directed his final film, ''The Dead'' from a wheelchair while hooked up to oxygen. The film was released posthumously.



* ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' (1941)

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* ''[[Literature/{{Dubliners}} The Dead]]'' (1987)

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* ''Film/TheUnforgiven'' (1960)

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* ''Film/TheDeserter'' (1971, directed by Burt Kennedy)


* ''Film/TheBibe1966'' (1966)

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* ''Film/TheBibe1966'' ''Film/TheBible1966'' (1966)

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* ''Film/TheBibe1966'' (1966)


He was also a well-regarded character actor, benefitting from a craggily face and a very distinctive deep rich voice. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and won the Golden Globe for his turn in Otto Preminger's''The Cardinal'' and played one of film history's most iconic villains, Noah Cross, in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Indeed, his performance there was cited as an inspiration for Creator/PaulThomasAnderson's ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'' where Creator/DanielDayLewis plays a similarly evil robber baron. Among nerdier, more fantasy-inclined circles, later in life he reigned for a time as ''the'' voice of [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit Gandalf]], and his performance set the bar that Creator/IanMcKellen had to meet several decades later, he also voiced the narrator on the U.S. release of the Australian animated film ''WesternAnimation/Epic1984''. Decades after his death, Huston's final starring role, that of maverick filmmaker Jake Hannaford in Creator/OrsonWelles ''The Other Side of the Wind'' premiered in 2018 on Netflix.

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He was also a well-regarded character actor, benefitting from a craggily face and a very distinctive deep rich voice. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and won the Golden Globe for his turn in Otto Preminger's''The Preminger's'' The Cardinal'' and played one of film history's cinema's most iconic villains, Noah Cross, Cross in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Indeed, his performance there was cited as an inspiration for Creator/PaulThomasAnderson's ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'' where Creator/DanielDayLewis plays a similarly evil robber baron. Among nerdier, more fantasy-inclined circles, later in life he reigned for a time as ''the'' voice of [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit Gandalf]], and his performance set the bar that Creator/IanMcKellen had to meet several decades later, he also voiced the narrator on the U.S. release of the Australian animated film ''WesternAnimation/Epic1984''. Decades after his death, Huston's final starring role, that of maverick filmmaker Jake Hannaford in Creator/OrsonWelles ''The Other Side of the Wind'' premiered in 2018 on Netflix.


He was also a well-regarded character actor. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his turn in ''The Cardinal'' and played one of film history's most iconic villains, Noah Cross, in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Indeed, his performance there was cited as an inspiration for Creator/PaulThomasAnderson's ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'' where Creator/DanielDayLewis plays a similarly evil robber baron. Among nerdier, more fantasy-inclined circles, later in life he reigned for a time as ''the'' voice of [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit Gandalf]], and his performance set the bar that Creator/IanMcKellen had to meet several decades later, he also voiced the narrator on the U.S. release of the Australian animated film ''WesternAnimation/Epic1984''. Decades after his death, Huston's final starring role, that of maverick filmmaker Jake Hannaford in Creator/OrsonWelles ''The Other Side of the Wind'' premiered in 2018 on Netflix.

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He was also a well-regarded character actor. actor, benefitting from a craggily face and a very distinctive deep rich voice. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and won the Golden Globe for his turn in ''The Otto Preminger's''The Cardinal'' and played one of film history's most iconic villains, Noah Cross, in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Indeed, his performance there was cited as an inspiration for Creator/PaulThomasAnderson's ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'' where Creator/DanielDayLewis plays a similarly evil robber baron. Among nerdier, more fantasy-inclined circles, later in life he reigned for a time as ''the'' voice of [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit Gandalf]], and his performance set the bar that Creator/IanMcKellen had to meet several decades later, he also voiced the narrator on the U.S. release of the Australian animated film ''WesternAnimation/Epic1984''. Decades after his death, Huston's final starring role, that of maverick filmmaker Jake Hannaford in Creator/OrsonWelles ''The Other Side of the Wind'' premiered in 2018 on Netflix.

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