Our JOHN WAYNE AMERICAN LEGEND is one of several John Wayne (1907 – 1979) signs.
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he appeared mostly in small bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's The Big Trail (1930), which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre.
Wayne's career took off in 1939, with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant star. He went on to star in 142 pictures. Biographer Ronald Davis said, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage. Eighty-three of his movies were Westerns, and in them he played cowboys, cavalrymen, and unconquerable loners extracted from the Republic's central creation myth."
Wayne's other well-known Western roles include a cattleman driving his herd north on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948), a Civil War veteran whose young niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956), and a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer for a woman's hand in marriage in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959), and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976). He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era, and his last public appearance was at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979.
Quotes by John Wayne
“In my acting, I have to identify with something in the character. The big tough boy on the side of right – that’s me. Simple themes. Same me from the nuances. All I do is sell sincerity and I’ve been selling the hell out of that ever since I started.” — Time Magazine, June 1967
“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”
“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.”
“Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya’.”
“Hurry it up. We’re burnin’ daylight.”
“It looks like it’s going to be another fine day.”
“God-damn, I’m the stuff men are made of!”
“You can take everything a man has as long as you leave him his dignity.”
“Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.”
“Don’t pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one I suggest you make damn sure you win.”
“All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be someplace else.”
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
“When you stop fighting, that’s death.”
“You know, pity isn’t for me.”
“Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.”
“Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch.”
“If everything isn’t black and white I say why the hell not?”
“Words are what men live by… words they say and mean.”
“You tangle with me, I’ll have your hide.”
“Give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.”
“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”
“A man oughta do what he thinks is right.”
“Figure a man’s only good for one oath at a time; I took mine to the Confederate States of America.”
“I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”
“I never trust a man who doesn’t drink.”
“When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it.”
“Out here, due process is a bullet.”
“Never apologize and never explain, it’s a sign of weakness.”
“Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch!”
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John Wayne & DUKE/THE DUKE are the exclusive trademark property of Jhn Wayne Enterprises LLC. The image design on this sign is courtesy of and 1978 copyright by David Sutton mptvimages.com under licensing to Desperate Enterprises Inc UPC 605279117482 ICCDES 12811
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