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!
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.
One of the things that stood out in a biography I read of John Wayne was the amount of work that went into learning how to be an effective movie actor. He put in years on those one-reel western features developing the character “John Wayne” - who didn’t just turn up the way “Tax-chick” strolls into a Walmart - and learning the skills to present that character on-screen.
I disagree with the contention that he did only one part. Yes, there was only one face and voice, but he showed an interesting variety of personalities.
A Commie? Oh my goodness; I can’t imagine anyone thinking John Wayne being a ‘Commie’! I’d always thought everyone on “Free Republic” liked him. I thought most people on here thought he was a conservative; must’ve been ‘trolls’, huh? That’s what I’m wondering.