Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 26: John Wayne, American actor


John Wayne (1907-1979) was an iconic American actor, director, and producer mostly remember for the tough-guy persona he projected in Western and war movies, though he could play vulnerable (The Quiet Man, The Cowboys, The Shootist) and even comedic (McLintock!, loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew). I pretty much despise everything he stood for politically and socially (see his Playboy interview if you don't know why), but I can't help but love virtually every one of his cowboy films (the war movies not so much). He made 179 film and television productions.


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