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Long time best friends and made several movies together.

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Film director John Ford.

(but I must admit I had to look it up) :)

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There was another also! He also said the eulogy over this wonderful man.

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According to Wikipedia, "Bond's will bequeathed to Wayne the shotgun with which Wayne had once accidentally shot Bond."  :O :D

He evidently had a keen sense of black humor too.

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Dear Rooster,

What I will add to O'Tink's answer is something you and I already discussed on Blurt (or maybe A-Mug?)...because I felt much like John Ford in that for a long time, I always thought The Duke was a really POOR actor...all swagger and drawling about pilgrims...and then I saw THE SHOOTIST, and changed my mind fast! (Which I learned later was his last film.) 

Anyway that made me curious about what else John Wayne did...plus you showed me a few of his greatest works...anyway, here is the quote I love from John Ford:

'the critic Joseph McBride says John Ford, who had directed Wayne many times, saw “Red River” and told (Howard) Hawks, “I never knew the big son of a b*tch could act.” '

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All the answers were already given.

But if remembering some of the most popular movies with John Wayne (or the Duke), I think that he was a good and very popular actor, and that even the "toughest" people or stars have emotions. The "Duke" was a very close friend of John Ford.


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