John Wayne
Wayne at the 42nd Academy Awards
3 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Actor, Producer
Born May 26, 1907
Winterset, Iowa, USA
Died June 11, 1979

Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades, and was named the all-time top money-making star. An enduring American icon, he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height.


42nd Academy Awards, 1969
Best ActorTrue Grit


22nd Academy Awards, 1949
Best ActorSands of Iwo Jima
33rd Academy Awards, 1960
Best PictureThe Alamo
42nd Academy Awards, 1969
Best ActorTrue Grit


John Wayne winning Best Actor for "True Grit"02:44

John Wayne winning Best Actor for "True Grit"

Wayne accepts his Best Actor Academy Award

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