John Wayne

Highest Rated:
100% Rio Bravo (1998)
Lowest Rated:
14% Hellfighters (1968)
Birthday:
May 26
Birthplace:
Winterset, Iowa, USA
Bio:
Arguably the most popular -- and certainly the busiest -- movie leading man in Hollywood history, John Wayne entered the film business while working as a laborer on the Fox lot during summer vacations from U.S.C., which he attended on a football scholarship. He met and was befriended by John Ford, a…

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
TV Mania Too!
  • Actor
-- 2008
Rona Barrett's Hollywood: Nothing but the Truth
  • Actor
-- 2008
John Wayne's Tribute To America
  • Actor
-- 2007
TV Gold
  • Actor
-- 2006
Amérique, notre histoire
  • Actor
-- 2006
No Substitute for Victory: From Vietnam to Iraq
  • Actor
-- 2006
Legendary Cowboy Kings
  • Actor
-- 2005
Stagecoach Race
  • Actor
-- 2005
Bob Hope - Hope for the Holidays
  • Actor
-- 2004
John Wayne: American Legend
  • Actor
-- 2003
Wild Animal Stars
  • Actor
-- 1999
Bob Hope Christmas & Bob Hope's Christams With the Troops
  • Actor
-- 1999
50% Rooster Cogburn
  • Rooster Cogburn
-- 1999
John Wayne: Hollywood Hall Of Fame Documentary
  • Actor
-- 1998
100% Rio Bravo
  • Sheriff John T. Chance
-- 1998
On Board With the Duke
  • Actor
-- 1996
John Wayne - Rodeo Racketeers
  • Actor
-- 1995
John Wayne: The Early Years
  • Actor
-- 1993
John Wayne Story: The Later Years
  • Actor
-- 1993
Young Duke: The Making of a Movie Star
  • Actor
-- 1993
Hollywood on Parade
  • Actor
-- 1990
John Wayne: The Duke Rides Again
  • Actor
-- 1990
John Wayne: Bigger Than Life
  • Actor
-- 1990
Saturday at the Movies
  • Actor
-- 1988
Smoke That Cigarette
  • Actor
-- 1987
Wild West
  • Actor
-- 1987
Hollywood Home Movies
  • Actor
-- 1987
John Wayne: The Duke Lives On
  • Actor
-- 1984
Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee
  • Actor
-- 1984
A.F.I. Life Achievement Awards - John Ford
  • Actor
-- 1983
Perry Como's Early American Christmas
  • Actor
-- 1978
93% The Shootist
  • John Bernard Books
-- 1976
America at the Movies
  • Actor
-- 1976
Hooray for Hollywood
  • Actor
-- 1975
20% Brannigan
  • Jim Brannigan
-- 1975
43% McQ
  • McQ
-- 1974
American West of John Ford
  • Host
-- 1973
20% The Train Robbers
  • Lane
-- 1973
Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • J.D. Cahill
-- 1973
73% The Cowboys
  • Wil Anderson
-- 1972
Cancel My Reservation
  • Himself
-- 1972
71% Rio Lobo
  • Cord McNally
-- 1971
Directed by John Ford
  • Actor
-- 1971
Big Jake
  • Jacob McCandles
-- 1971
This Little Bullet
  • Actor
-- 1970
80% Chisum
  • John Chisum
-- 1970
Raquel!
  • Actor
-- 1970
17% The Undefeated
  • Col. John Henry Thomas
-- 1969
90% True Grit
  • Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
-- 1969
30% The Green Berets
  • Col. Mike Kirby
  • Director
-- 1968
14% Hellfighters
  • Chance Buckman
-- 1968
100% El Dorado
  • Cole Thornton
-- 1967
83% The War Wagon
  • Taw Jackson
-- 1967
Cast a Giant Shadow
  • Gen. Mike Randolph
-- 1966
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • The Centurion
-- 1965
40% In Harm's Way
  • Capt. Rockwell Torrey
-- 1965
100% The Sons of Katie Elder
  • John Elder
-- 1965
40% Circus World (The Magnificent Showman)
  • Matt Masters
-- 1964
Carson Country
  • Actor
-- 1964
McLintock!
  • George Washington McLintock
-- 1963
60% Donovan's Reef
  • Michael Patrick "Guns" Donovan
-- 1963
100% How the West Was Won
  • Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
-- 1963
68% Hatari!
  • Sean Mercer
-- 1962
Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time
  • Actor
-- 1962
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Tom Doniphon
-- 1962
92% The Longest Day
  • Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
-- 1962
100% The Comancheros
  • Capt. Jake Cutter
-- 1961
50% The Alamo
  • Col. David Crockett
  • Director
-- 1960
43% North to Alaska
  • Sam McCord
-- 1960
100% The Horse Soldiers
  • Col. John Marlowe
-- 1959
The Barbarian and the Geisha
  • Townsend Harris
-- 1958
Legend of the Lost
  • Joe January
-- 1957
The Wings of Eagles
  • Frank W. "Spig" Wead
-- 1957
60% Jet Pilot
  • Col. Shannon
-- 1957
I Married a Woman
  • Himself
-- 1956
The Conqueror
  • Temujin
-- 1956
100% The Searchers
  • Ethan Edwards
-- 1956
Blood Alley
  • Capt. Tom Wilder
  • Director
-- 1955
The Sea Chase
  • Capt. Karl Erlich
-- 1955
25% The High and the Mighty
  • Dan Roman
-- 1954
Trouble Along the Way
  • Steve Aloysius Williams
-- 1953
Island In The Sky
  • Capt. Dooley
-- 1953
86% Hondo
  • Hondo Lane
-- 1953
89% The Quiet Man
  • Sean Thornton
-- 1952
Big Jim McLain
  • Big Jim McLain
-- 1952
86% Flying Leathernecks
  • Maj. Dan Kirby
-- 1951
Operation Pacific
  • Cmdr. "Duke" Gifford
-- 1951
75% Rio Grande
  • Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke
-- 1950
Wake of the Red Witch
  • Capt. Ralls
-- 1949
The Fighting Kentuckian
  • John Breen
-- 1949
100% Sands of Iwo Jima
  • Sgt. John M. Stryker
-- 1949
94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Capt. Nathan Brittles
-- 1949
82% 3 Godfathers
  • Robert Marmaduke Hightower
-- 1948
100% Fort Apache
  • Capt. Kirby York
-- 1948
100% Red River
  • Tom Dunson
-- 1948
67% Angel and the Badman
  • Quirt Evans
  • Producer
-- 1947
Tycoon
  • Johnny Munroe
-- 1947
Without Reservations (Thanks God, I'll Take It from Here)
  • Rusty Thomas
-- 1946
Desert Command
  • Tom
-- 1946
Dakota
  • John Devlin
-- 1945
Back to Bataan
  • Col. Joe Madden
-- 1945
88% They Were Expendable
  • Lt. J.G. "Rusty" Ryan
-- 1945
Flame of Barbary Coast
  • Duke Fergus
-- 1945
Tall in the Saddle
  • Rocklin
-- 1944
100% The Fighting Seabees
  • Wedge Donovan
-- 1944
A Lady Takes a Chance
  • Duke Hudkins
-- 1943
In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Dan Somers
-- 1943
The Spoilers
  • Roy Glennister
-- 1942
Pittsburgh
  • Charles "Pittsburgh" Markham
-- 1942
The Night Riders
  • Actor
-- 1942
In Old California
  • Tom Craig
  • Director
-- 1942
Reunion in France (Mademoiselle France) (Reunion)
  • Pat Talbot
-- 1942
Lady for a Night
  • Jack Morgan
-- 1942
63% Flying Tigers
  • Jim Gordon
-- 1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Capt. Jack Stuart
-- 1942
The Shepherd of the Hills
  • Young Matt Matthews
-- 1941
A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Lynn Hollister
-- 1941
Lady from Louisiana (Lady from New Orleans)
  • John Reynolds
-- 1941
Seven Sinners
  • Lt. Dan Brent
-- 1940
The Dark Command
  • Bob Setton
-- 1940
100% The Long Voyage Home
  • Ole Olsen
-- 1940
Three Faces West
  • John Phillips
-- 1940
100% Stagecoach
  • The Ringo Kid
-- 1939
Allegheny Uprising
  • Jim Smith
-- 1939
New Frontier (Frontier Horizon)
  • Stony Brooke
-- 1939
Wyoming Outlaw
  • Stony Brooke
-- 1939
Three Texas Steers
  • Stony Brooke
-- 1939
Pals of the Saddle
  • Stony Brook (aka Ezeckial Saunders)
-- 1938
Overland Stage Raiders
  • Stony Brooke
-- 1938
Red River Range
  • Stony Brooke
-- 1938
Santa Fe Stampede
  • Stony Brooke
-- 1938
Born to the West (Hell Town)
  • Dare Rudd
-- 1937
Helltown
  • Actor
-- 1937
California Straight Ahead!
  • Biff Smith
-- 1937
I Cover the War
  • Bob Adams
-- 1937
Idol of the Crowds
  • Johnny Hanson
-- 1937
Adventure's End
  • Duke Slade
-- 1937
The Lonely Trail
  • John Ashley
-- 1936
Conflict
  • Pat
-- 1936
Winds of the Wasteland
  • John Blair
-- 1936
The Lawless Nineties
  • John Tipton
-- 1936
Sea Spoilers
  • Bob Randall
-- 1936
King of the Pecos
  • John Clayborn
-- 1936
The Oregon Trail
  • Capt. John Delmont
-- 1936
Stagecoach Run
  • Actor
-- 1936
Westward Ho
  • John Wyatt
  • Director
-- 1935
The New Frontier
  • John Dawson
-- 1935
The Desert Trail
  • John Scott
-- 1935
Paradise Canyon (Paradise Ranch)
  • John Wyatt
-- 1935
Texas Terror
  • John Higgins
-- 1935
John Wayne - Lawless Frontier
  • Actor
-- 1935
Guns Along the Trail
  • Actor
-- 1935
Lawless Range
  • John Middleton
-- 1935
John Wayne - Texas Terror
  • Actor
-- 1935
John Wayne - Rainbow Valley
  • Actor
-- 1935
Rainbow Valley
  • John Martin
-- 1935
The Dawn Rider
  • John Mason
-- 1935
The Trail Beyond
  • Rod Drew
-- 1934
Blue Steel (An Innocent Man)
  • John Carruthers
-- 1934
Gold Strike Fever
  • Actor
-- 1934
The Star Packer (He Wore a Star)
  • U.S. Marshall John Travers
-- 1934
The Lawless Frontier
  • John Tobin
-- 1934
Stolen Goods
  • Actor
-- 1934
'Neath the Arizona Skies
  • Chris Morrell
-- 1934
John Wayne - Man From Utah
  • Actor
-- 1934
Randy Rides Alone
  • Randy Bowers
-- 1934
The Man from Utah
  • John Weston
-- 1934
The Lucky Texan (Gold Strike River)
  • Jerry Mason
-- 1934
West of the Divide
  • Ted Hayden
-- 1934
The Man from Monterey
  • Capt. John Holmes
-- 1933
Man From Monterey
  • Actor
-- 1933
Sagebrush Trail
  • John Brant
-- 1933
Telegraph Trail
  • Actor
-- 1933
Central Airport
  • Co-pilot in wreck
-- 1933
The Telegraph Trail
  • John Trent
-- 1933
Desert Command
  • Actor
-- 1933
The Three Musketeers
  • Tom Wayne
-- 1933
College Coach (Football Coach )
  • Football Player
-- 1933
The Life of Jimmy Dolan
  • Smith
-- 1933
Fugitive
  • Actor
-- 1933
Riders of Destiny
  • Singin' Sandy Saunders
-- 1933
100% Baby Face
  • Jimmy McCoy
-- 1933
His Private Secretary
  • Dick Wallace
-- 1933
Somewhere in Sonora
  • John Bishop
-- 1933
Haunted Gold
  • Actor
-- 1933
The Big Stampede
  • John Steele
-- 1932
Two Fisted Law
  • Actor
-- 1932
That's My Boy
  • Actor
-- 1932
Two-Fisted Law
  • Duke
-- 1932
Lady and Gent (The Challenger)
  • Buzz Kinney
-- 1932
Texas Cyclone
  • Steve Pickett
-- 1932
Shadow of the Eagle
  • Craig McCoy
-- 1932
Haunted Gold
  • John Mason
-- 1932
Big Stampede
  • Actor
-- 1932
The Hurricane Express
  • Larry Baker
-- 1932
Ride Him, Cowboy
  • John Drury
-- 1932
Maker of Men (Yellow)
  • Dusty
-- 1931
Arizona
  • Lt. Bob Denton
-- 1931
The Deceiver
  • Richard Thorpe as a corpse
-- 1931
Three Girls Lost
  • Gordon Wales
-- 1931
Girls Demand Excitement
  • Peter Brooks
-- 1931
Range Feud
  • Clint Turner
-- 1931
100% The Big Trail
  • Director
  • Breck Coleman
-- 1930
Men Without Women
  • Radioman on surface
-- 1930
Cheer Up and Smile
  • Actor
-- 1930
Rough Romance
  • Lumberjack
-- 1930
Born Reckless
  • Extra
-- 1930
Speakeasy
  • Extra
-- 1929
Words and Music
  • Pete Donahue
-- 1929
The Black Watch, (King of the Khyber Rifles)
  • Extra
-- 1929
The Forward Pass
  • Extra
-- 1929
Salute
  • Midshipman
-- 1929
Hangman's House
  • Spectator at Horse Race
-- 1928
Mother Machree
  • Extra
-- 1928
57% Noah's Ark
  • Extra
-- 1928
Four Sons
  • Extra
-- 1928
Annie Laurie
  • Extra
-- 1927
The Drop Kick, (Glitter)
  • USC Football Player
-- 1927
Brown of Harvard
  • Football player (uncredited)
-- 1926
Bardelys the Magnificent
  • Guard
-- 1926
The Great K&A Train Robbery
  • Extra
-- 1926
Helltown
  • Actor
--

John Wayne Trivia

John Wayne's huge popularity among members of the Defence Forces led to the nicknaming of several items of army supply: * the R38 JW can opener (because it "can do anything") * the JW toilet paper (because "it's so rough & tough & don't take shit off no-one") * C-Ration JW crackers (because "only someone as tough as JW could eat them").
- submitted by mirabella 1 (4 years ago)
John Wayne's 2nd wife, Mexican actress Esperanza Baur, attempted to shoot him out of anger over his numerous affairs. Sensibly, they divorced in 1954.
- submitted by mirabella 1 (4 years ago)

Quotes from John Wayne's Characters

    1. Col. David Crockett: There's right or there's wrong. You gotta do one or the other.You do the one and you're living. You do the other and you may be walking around but you're dead as a beaver hat.
    From The Alamo. Submitted by Frances H (5 months ago)
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