Today is the birthday of the late, great American actor John Wayne. He was born on this day in 1907.
John Wayne in one of my favorite actors. I love his westerns with director John Ford, such as The Searchers, Fort Apache and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. And I also love John Wayne's war films with John Ford, such as They Were Expendable and The Wings of Eagles.
I also love The Alamo, which John Wayne directed as well as starred in. And I love The Green Berets.
Only the Duke had the courage to make a pro-Vietnam War and pro-military film in 1968 when most of the media was against the war. The media by and large hated the film, but the public loved it.
I also love The Shootist, John Wayne's last film.
Like millions of his fans, I can watch John Wayne films over and over. He was a great actor and a great American.
You can read a brief biography of John Wayne via the below link to his website: