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To: NYer

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.


16 posted on 10/02/2011 2:01:16 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

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.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 2:13:54 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: T-Bird45

I think you don’t really like John Wayne, which is strange for a regular American but it’s OK, tastes are tastes, even though he was indeed a GREAT actor. What I don’t understand is

1) How does converting practically on your deathbed help you achieve “a secular goal”?

2) All the more when you are already a multimillionaire Hollywood star and it’s Catholicism you’re converting to, of all faiths the most hated by the media-academia complex which also hated John Wayne and everyhting he stood for (AKA US of A)?


22 posted on 10/02/2011 2:52:27 PM PDT by fabrizio (Restore the Republic!)
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To: T-Bird45

Sorry, he was a great actor. There are very few people in the film and theatre world who do not understand that. Unless they have a political agenda, of course.

Just because he worked in a popular art form does not mean that every single person’s opinion on him is either right, correct or has any artistic value.


29 posted on 10/02/2011 3:40:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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***He also wasn’t the first man to “convert” in order achieve a secular goal so that doesn’t make him particularly unique, either.***

I believe Gary Cooper converted to Catholicism in his later days.


32 posted on 10/02/2011 3:48:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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