John Wayne

Questions and answers about the 50-year movie career and personal life of Marion Robert Morrison. As John Wayne, he was one of the most popular, profitable, and prolific stars in the history of cinema.

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Did John Wayne wear a beard in any of his movies?

no not unless you count a 5 oclock shadow, ot the gotee he wore while playing gingus kahn

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Who played JD Cahill's son's in the Cahill US Marshall the John Wayne movie?

This is one of my favorite John Wayne movies and the name of the young actors that played JD Cahill's sons were Gary Grimes and Clay O'Brien. I thought they both did a great job. When sharing the screen with someone with the 'presence' that Wayne had could diminish lessor actors but the boys didn't lose an inch.

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Did John Wayne ever play as a bad guy?

He did a couple of times. But his character when playing a criminal was always good at heart. I think he made a point to make the outlaw have a code of ethics so the audience could relate to them on some level. For example, in his last movie The Shootist his character was a gunfighter. But Wayne portrayed him not as a mean man but as a flawed and all too human man.

Other films John Wayne in which played disreputable characters include:

Trouble Along the Way -- corrupt college football coach

Reap the Wild Wind -- makes money by causing sea wrecks and then "salvaging" the wrecks, little better than a pirate

Pittsburgh -- self-centered industrialist

In all of these films, and in the others that I can recall, Wayne's character has the integrity to recognize that was he is doing is wrong, and to willingly accept the consequences of this wrong. I've seen over 120 films with The Duke, and in none did he play an out and out bad guy.

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Did John Wayne die of AIDS?

John Wayne died of stomach cancer on June 11, 1979.

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How many movies did John Wayne make?

According to IMDb, John Wayne appeared in nearly 250 movies.

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Which movie won John Wayne an Oscar for Best Actor?

True Grit (1969).

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What was John Waynes shoe size?

It's rumored that he had size 7 feet...most base this conclusion on the fact that at Mann's Theaters his boots left imprints that were very small. Others claim he wore a size 11. Wayne was nearly 6'4" tall and to suggest he had size 7 feet would be hard to believe...although anything is possible. I'm 6'3" and have size 9 1/ 2 1/2 sizes smaller might not be too far away from the truth.

Lauren Bacall once said in an interview that Wayne had small feet.Thats why he had that peculiar walk,according to Bacall.

I tend to agree with the size 7 shoe size. My wife and I also visited Mann's Theaters in L.A. Ca. and we were both surprised to see the name "JOHN WAYNE" next to a pair of narrow and small boot imprints. I am a short man of 5'7" and I wear a size 8 1/2 shoe. I placed my foot over Wayne's boot imprint and the entire boot imprint was covered (couldn't be seen) I then placed my foot along side the imprint and my 8 1/2 foot made his boot imprint look like a small boy's boot. I'm convinced that Hollywood can make these actors look any way they want us to "BELIEVE" them to be. Hollywood created this tough big cowboy image of Mr. Wayne (I'm almost sure he was a tall man) but It appears that Mr. Wayne had very small feet for his height.....

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How many movies did John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara do together?

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara made five movies together... The Quiet Man, Rio Grande, McLintock, Big Jake, and The Wings of Eagles.

she and john Wayne made Five movies together

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In what movie did John Wayne say-God willing and the creek don't rise?

Green Berets

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How big were John Wayne's hands?

14 inches long

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Where was the movie Rio Lobo filmed?

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

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When did John Wayne Gacy die?

John Wayne Gacy died on May 10, 1994 at the age of 52.

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How many World War 2 films did John Wayne appear in from 1942-1966?

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Was John Wayne a Free Mason?

John Wayne: Received the degrees of Masonry Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, Arizona in 1970, Also a senior DeMolay, York Rite, and a Shriner.

Here's a photo of him in his Masonic apron:

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How tall was John Wayne?

Tall Story John Wayne's height has been recorded as being at least 6' 4". His athletic records at high school show he was 6' 3" at the age of 17, and this increased to 6' 4" by the age of 18.

Online sources list John Wayne as being anywhere from 6' 2" - 6' 4 1/2". Others claim he was only 5' 6" and wore high-heeled boots and a tall toupee (hairpiece).

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Who are the main characters in true grit?

Mattie Ross-14year old girl

Rooster Cogburn- Federal Marshall

Le Beouf-Texas Ranger

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What size boot did john Wayne wear?

As he was a huge man it could be size no 10. Most sources list his boot size at 11.

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Did John Wayne live in a house in La Pine OR?

Never. His home until his death in June 1979 was Newport Beach, California, before that he lived for many years in Encino, a suburb of L.A.

They did film exteriors for Rooster Cogburn on the Rogue River in Oregon.

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What sort of fish was in The Quiet Man?

What a great question! This was one of my favorite scenes from the movie. I think the priest was fishing for trout. Thanks to Maureen O'Hara the big guy got away.

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Which children of actor john Wayne are still alive?

Patrick, Melinda, Aissa, Ethan and Marisa. (His two eldest children, Michael and Antonia are deceased.)

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What was John Wayne's sexual orientation?

John Wayne lived in a time when sexual orientation was not openly discussed, but all indications are that he was heterosexual.


As far as we are concerned, John Wayne was a straight man. He had children with his wives and there is no evidence of him being gay, not that there would be anything wrong with that; he's still the DUKE!

It's surprising how often this question comes up.

Wayne was many things but gay was not one of them. He was married three times (all women), fathered seven children, had several high profile affairs (also women) and was heterosexual.

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How many movies did john Wayne and James Stewart make?

They co-starred in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and in The Shootist . They were both on-screen in How the West Was Won , but never together, and Wayne's appearence was little more than a cameo.


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