John Huston

John Huston

Highest Rated: 100% Fat City (1972)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 5, 1906

Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, USA

Without a doubt one of the most influential, prolific directors of any era, John Huston's reach spanned several decades and numerous film genres that displayed vast imagination while focusing on characters struggling for individuality despite constraints from the world around them. Huston led quite an adventurous life even before he began his Hollywood career, often recalling his days as a boxer, Mexican cavalry officer and avid horseback rider in many of his films. After a false start as a screenwriter in the early days of talkies, Huston re-emerged in the late-1930s as a successful contract writer who penned such hits as "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" (1938), "Sergeant York" (1941) and "High Sierra" (1941). During this time, he developed a strong working collaboration with Humphrey Bogart, who became a major star following his turn in Huston's directorial debut, "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), one of the best film noirs ever made. The two had even greater success with "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" (1948), which earned Huston and his father, actor Walter Huston, Academy Awards. From there, the director entered into what became his most fruitful period, helming such long-held classics as "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951) and "The African Queen" (1952), which delivered Bogie his only Oscar. He also began acting later in his career, turning in an acclaimed supporting performance in "The Cardinal" (1963) while being best remembered for his portrayal of the vile Noah Cross in "Chinatown" (1974). In the last decade of his life, Huston returned to critical and box office prominence with "Prizzi's Honor" (1985), which earned daughter Anjelica an Academy Award, making the Hustons the first family to win Oscars in three successive generations. As for Huston himself, he left behind a compelling legacy that included an adventurous life and a career that cemented him as arguably the greatest director in Hollywood history.

Highest rated movies

Chinatown
Winter Kills
Wise Blood
The Other Side of the Wind
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Visitor
The List of Adrian Messenger
The Wind and the Lion

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 57% The Other Side of the Wind Jake Hannaford (Character) - 2018
7% 44% Kaena: The Prophecy Queen of the Selenites (Voice) $7.7K 2003
No Score Yet 75% Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days Unknown (Character) - 2001
50% 38% Mr. North Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$1.1M 1988
93% 78% The Dead Director $766.4K 1987
55% 48% The Black Cauldron Prologue Narrator (Voice) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Carlos (Character) - 1985
87% 62% Prizzi's Honor Director $26.6M 1985
71% 71% Under the Volcano Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Giants Father Cardenas (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 0% A Minor Miracle Father Cardenas (Character) - 1983
57% 69% Annie Director - 1982
63% 71% Victory Director - 1981
No Score Yet 18% Phobia Director - 1980
67% 39% The Return of the King Gandalf (Voice) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head On Clarke Hill (Character) - 1980
78% 44% The Visitor Jerzy Colsowicz (Character) - 1979
87% 75% Wise Blood Grandfather (Character),
Director
- 1979
No Score Yet 13% Jaguar Lives! Ralph Richards (Character) - 1979
88% 55% Winter Kills Pa Kegan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bermuda Triangle Edward (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle Force Sean O'Hara (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 23% El triángulo diabólico de las Bermudas Unknown (Character) - 1978
69% 65% The Hobbit Gandalf the Grey (Voice) - 1977
0% 9% Tentacles Ned Turner (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angela Hogan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood on Trial Narrator - 1976
No Score Yet 55% Sherlock Holmes in New York Prof. Moriarty (Character) - 1976
63% 70% The Wind and the Lion John Hay (Character) - 1975
40% 41% Breakout Harris Wagner (Character) - 1975
97% 90% The Man Who Would Be King Director,
Screenwriter
- 1975
99% 93% Chinatown Noah Cross (Character) - 1974
58% 44% The Mackintosh Man Director - 1973
36% 30% Battle for the Planet of the Apes The Lawgiver (Character) - 1973
80% 75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Grizzly Adams (Character),
Director
- 1972
100% 85% Fat City Director,
Producer
- 1972
No Score Yet 71% Man in the Wilderness Captain Filmore Henry (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deserter General Miles (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 61% The Kremlin Letter Director - 1970
27% 35% Myra Breckinridge Buck Loner (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Journey of Robert F. Kennedy Narrator - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridge in the Jungle Sleigh (Character) - 1970
0% 25% De Sade Abbé de Sade (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 67% A Walk With Love and Death Director - 1969
89% 75% Rocky Road to Dublin Self - 1968
40% 48% Candy Dr. Arnold Dunlap (Character) - 1968
43% 29% Sinful Davey Director - 1968
55% 58% Reflections in a Golden Eye Director,
Producer
- 1967
25% 34% Casino Royale McTarry/M (Character),
Director
- 1967
No Score Yet 55% The Bible Noah (Character),
Director
- 1966
73% 85% The Night of the Iguana Director,
Screenwriter
- 1964
67% 68% The List of Adrian Messenger Horseman at Hunt (uncredited) (Character),
Director
- 1963
50% 67% The Cardinal Glennon (Character) - 1963
67% 71% Freud Narrator,
Director
- 1962
97% 78% The Misfits Director - 1961
60% 59% The Unforgiven Director - 1960
No Score Yet 41% The Barbarian and the Geisha Director - 1958
No Score Yet 50% The Roots of Heaven Director - 1958
80% 81% Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Director,
Screenwriter
- 1957
86% 73% Moby Dick Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1956
71% 54% Beat the Devil Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1953
70% 90% Moulin Rouge Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1952
98% 86% The African Queen Director,
Writer
- 1951
86% 71% The Red Badge of Courage Director,
Screenwriter
- 1951
97% 87% The Asphalt Jungle Director - 1950
73% 67% We Were Strangers Director,
Screenwriter
- 1949
100% 93% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Director,
Screenwriter
- 1948
97% 88% Key Largo Director,
Writer
- 1948
100% 89% The Killers Writer - 1946
83% 87% Let There Be Light Director,
Writer
- 1946
No Score Yet 67% San Pietro Narrator,
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 1945
No Score Yet 83% Know Your Enemy: Japan Screenwriter - 1945
No Score Yet 46% Report From the Aleutians Director,
Screenwriter
- 1943
No Score Yet 77% In This Our Life Director - 1942
80% 59% Across the Pacific Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winning Your Wings Director - 1942
100% 91% The Maltese Falcon Director,
Writer
- 1941
88% 87% Sergeant York Writer - 1941
91% 77% High Sierra Screenwriter - 1941
No Score Yet 62% The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Screenwriter - 1938
79% 47% Murders in the Rue Morgue Writer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns A'Blazing Writer - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972