Some of John Wayne's notable films include "True Grit," "Stagecoach," "Sands of Iwo Jima," "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "McClintock!" Some others are "Fort Apache," "The Quiet Man" and "The Shootist."Continue Reading
In "True Grit," John Wayne plays Rooster Cogburn, a U.S. Marshall who ventures into American Indian territory while hunting a wanted murderer. Wayne won an Oscar award for his work on the film. "Stagecoach" features Wayne in his debut role as a warm-hearted outlaw. "The Sands of Iwo Jima" stars Wayne as a tough Marine Corps sergeant who leads his men into the Battle of Iwo Jima. In "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," Wayne plays a dedicated military man facing his final assignments before retirement. The comedy, "McClintock!," stars the actor in the title role as an aging rancher dealing with multiple adversaries who want to take something from him.
"Fort Apache" is a fictional telling of the Battle of Little Bighorn in which John Wayne plays a role similar to that of the real-life General Custer. "The Quiet Man" shows Wayne as an American boxer who finds love when he flees to Ireland after killing a man in the ring. "The Shootist" was Wayne's final film, where he plays an aged gunslinger facing his mortality as he dies of cancer.Learn more about Art & Literature