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John Wayne

John Wayne
  • Career: Actor
  • Top celebrities: 1921
  • BirthDate: 1907, 26 of May , Winterset, Iowa, USA
  • Spouse: Pilar Wayne (1 November 1954 - 11 June 1979) (his death) 3 children, Esperanza Baur (17 January 1946 - 1 November 1954) (divorced), Josephine Alicia Saenz (24 June 1933 - 25 December 1945) (divorced) 4 children
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Facts of life

    John Wayne – The Symbol of Rugged Masculinity

    John Wayne was known to have a colorful filmy career that ran for almost 30 years and his actual name was John Mitchell Morrison. John Wayne is his stage name. This American actor and director cum producer is credited with an Academy Award and was a hit at the box-office for three decades. Wayne was symbolized with the rugged masculinity with calm voice, demeanor, height and walk – all that went in his favor on the roles he portrayed making him a hit at the box-office.

    Wayne was born on 26th May 1907 and passed away on June 11, 1979 leaving a legacy behind in American culture. His acting career began with Fox Film Corporation in small roles and his first big break came in the year 1930 when got to perform a leading role in the movie The Big Trail. This movie eventually pulled him to the limelight during the whole of 1930s and it further got a push in 1939 Stagecoach that essentially brought him the superstar status.   

  • Awards: Won Oscar - 1970 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role for:True Grit (1969)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1961 for "Best Picture for:The Alamo (1960)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1950 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role for:Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)."
    Won Golden Apple - 1976 for "Male Star of the Year"
    Won Golden Apple - 1965 for "Most Cooperative Actor"
    Won Founder's Award - 2007 for "Awarded posthumously. Accepted by his son, Patrick Wayne, on his behalf."
    Won In Memoriam Award - 1996 for ""
    Won Golden Globe - 1970 for "Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama for:True Grit (1969)."
    Won Cecil B. DeMille Award - 1966 for ""
    Won Henrietta Award - 1953 for "World Film Favorite - Male"
    Won Golden Laurel - 1971 for "Best Action Performance for:Chisum (1970)."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1970 for "Action Performance for:True Grit (1969)."
    3rd place Golden Laurel - 1968 for "Action Performance for:The Green Berets (1968)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1967 for "Male Star 6th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1966 for "Male Star 9th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1965 for "Action Performance for:Circus World (1964). 4th place."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1964 for "Top Action Performance for:McLintock! (1963)."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1963 for "Top Action Performance for:The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1962 for "Top Action Performance for:The Comancheros (1961)."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1961 for "Top Action Performance for:The Alamo (1960)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1960 for "Top Male Star 5th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1959 for "Top Male Star 8th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1958 for "Top Male Star 7th place."
    Won People's Choice Award - 1978 for "Favorite Motion Picture Actor"
    Won People's Choice Award - 1977 for "Favorite Motion Picture Actor"
    Won People's Choice Award - 1976 for "Favorite Motion Picture Actor"
    Won People's Choice Award - 1975 for "Favorite Motion Picture Actor"
    Won Most Popular Male Star - 1950 for "for:Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1960 for "Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1541 Vine Street"
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - ???? for "Motion Picture At 1541 Vine Street."
    Won Bronze Wrangler - 1970 for "Theatrical Motion Picture for:True Grit (1969). Shared with: Hal B. Wallis (producer) Henry Hathaway (director) Marguerite Roberts (writer) Glen Campbell (actor) Kim Darby (actor)"
    Won Bronze Wrangler - 1963 for "Theatrical Motion Picture for:The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). Shared with: Willis Goldbeck (producer) John Ford (director) James Warner Bellah (writer) Lee Marvin (actor) Edmond O'Brien (actor) James Stewart (actor) Vera Miles (actor)"
    Won Bronze Wrangler - 1962 for "Theatrical Motion Picture for:The Comancheros (1961). Shared with: Michael Curtiz (director) George Sherman (producer) Clair Huffaker (writer) James Edward Grant (writer) Stuart Whitman (actor) Ina Balin (actor)"
    Won Bronze Wrangler - 1961 for "Theatrical Motion Picture for:The Alamo (1960). Shared with: James Edward Grant (writer) Laurence Harvey (actor) Richard Widmark (actor)"
  • Position in top best awards winner: 307
  • Salary: Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) $10/day
    The Big Trail (1930) $75/week
    Three Girls Lost (1931) $200/week
    The Deceiver (1931) $350/week
    The Range Feud (1931) $350/week
    Maker of Men (1931) $350/week
    Texas Cyclone (1932) $350/week
    Two-Fisted Law (1932) $350/week
    The Hurricane Express (1932) $675
    Ride Him, Cowboy (1932) $1,500
    The Big Stampede (1932) $1,500
    Haunted Gold (1932) $1,500
    The Telegraph Trail (1933) $1,500
    Somewhere in Sonora (1933) $1,500
    The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933) $1,500
    Baby Face (1933) $1,500
    Westward Ho (1935) $6,000
    Sea Spoilers (1936) $6,000
    I Cover the War (1937) $6,000
    Idol of the Crowds (1937) $6,000
    Adventure's End (1937) $6,000
    Stagecoach (1939) $3,700
    Reap the Wild Wind (1942) $25,000
    Without Reservations (1946) $68,000
    Fort Apache (1948) $110,000
    Red River (1948) $75,000 + percentage of gross
    Wake of the Red Witch (1948) $75,000 + 10% of gross
    Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) $180,000 + 10% of gross
    Flying Leathernecks (1951) $300,000
    The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) $700,000
    Rio Bravo (1959) $750,000
    The Horse Soldiers (1959) $750,000
    North to Alaska (1960) $750,000 + 10% of gross
    The Comancheros (1961) $750,000 + 10% of gross
    The Longest Day (1962) $250,000
    The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) $250,000
    The War Wagon (1967) $1,000,000 + % of gross
    The Green Berets (1968) $1,000,000
    Hellfighters (1968) $1,000,000
    Rio Lobo (1970) $1,000,000
    Brannigan (1975) $500,000
    The Shootist (1976) $750,000
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