Skip to comments.My 'granddaddy' John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert
Posted on 10/02/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT by NYer
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There are several freepers who do not like John Wayne. I hope this post reaches some of them.
To the doubters: he was one of America's finest film actors. Don't believe me? Watch “The Searchers,” in particular the scene in which he watches the women who have been driven mad after being rescued from the Comanches.
Wedding pictures, children etc.are all magnificent! Wish that I could share, but I'm only allowed to edit.
Darn it, I still mourn the man...GREAT AMERICAN!!
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An inspiring article. I wonder if John Wayne's letters to God are published anywhere? They sound interesting.
Why would anyone not like John Wayne?
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I guess you've never seen The Conqueror!
Probably because he became a Catholic. LoL!
I’m seriously not in the mood to listen to your dumb remarks about the art of acting. Seriously.
Some freepers have told me he’s a commie (yes, indeed!), a chicken hawk, a thrice married man - eeevvvvill!, and worst of all, a bad actor who said “Pilgrim” alot. I’ve been dealing with these stupid freepers for years.
My husband teaches film acting in New York City and he always shows “Stagecoach” and “The Searchers” to his kiddies to try and get them to see the Duke’s greatness. It often works!
John Wayne had a great career playing John Wayne. Nothing wrong with that — I enjoyed most of his movies, including those noted by his defenders above, The Searchers and Stagecoach. Let’s just not waste people’s time about how he was a great “actor”. He also wasn’t the first man to “convert” in order achieve a secular goal so that doesn’t make him particularly unique, either.
His worst trait was the womanizing. He constantly cheated. His ex-wives still remained fond of him though. Great American and great legacy of films.
Acting is such a subjective art. While one person questions someones “acting” another awards them an Oscar. I like John Wayne, like other’s more, but to each their own.
Great story. I was unaware he converted.
Gotta go rent “The Quiet Man” again.
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