Saturday, June 8, 2013

John Wayne Wanted To Be A Film Director And Not An Actor, Unpublished Memoir Reveals

Dalya Alberce at the British newspaper the Daily Mail reports that John Wayne never wanted to be an actor, according to the late great actor's unpublished memoir. His ambition was to be a film director. 

He became one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but John Wayne once saw acting as just a 'brief detour'.  His real dream was to become a film director.

Cinema's most iconic cowboy could have spent his days behind the camera had he not inadvertently stepped in front of one on a John Ford set, allowing the director to see his potential. 

The disclosure is in a memoir he was working on that lay undiscovered among family papers. It said Wayne, who died in 1979, was working at 20th Century Fox in the 1920s simply to pay the bills.

It added: 'I had no thoughts of becoming an actor. Acting as a kind of apprenticeship towards becoming a director. It was also a source of petty cash... I was dead-set on becoming a director.

Elsewhere, he adds: 'If need be, I would take a brief detour into acting or whatever else was necessary to acomplish my goal."

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