Just a great movie. The Duke was the best damn actor ever in Hollywood. If his politics were to the left he would have won multiple oscars
Against my better judgment, I will respond one additional time to Stalindork's bias. If there is even one person here who is foolish enough to think you are getting the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth from that lefty....read up yourself on American communism. Good start would be Radical Son, by David Horowitz. you might finish with Mark Levin's lastest on Marxism. Plenty more out there to understand what they were after and what they succeeded in controlling. No need to take a guy who is still worshipping his Che Guevara wall poster as the final word.
And I love how they have to play the race card or the antisemitism card...every damned time. Hollywood was a place where most of the studios were run by Jews, like Louie B. Mayer, Selznick, Warner Bros, Harry Cohn, Sam Goldwyn, etal., and they did quite well.
So was the ACLU, but most of them were communists.
What did Flava Flav say about John Wayne?
Forget what actor said John Wayne really thinks he’s John Wayne
lol. True about his on screen presence.
He had “it”. In spades.
Exactly no one did Wayne better than Wayne with one exception, Ghengis Kahn with Susan Hayward playing a Mongolian princess but even John Wayne gets one passLOL
Waldorf your answers regarding movies is always well thought out. WasJohn Wayne a great actor is a good question. I would counter by saying his screen presence was so great it transcended whatever shortcomings he had as an actor. He just Dominated when he was on screen
There were many other conservative bigtime actors in Wayne's day, and before, who won Oscars, going way back. James Cagney, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, Jimmy Stewart, Bing Crosby, Ginger Rogers, Ernest Borgnine, William Holden, and Charlton Heston, just to name a few, and those are only the ones off the top of my head. And that doesn't include the Republican/conservative huge stars who didn't win an Oscar but were nominated multiple times and starred in a million movies -- people like Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Mickey Rooney, and Glenn Ford come to mind, again off the top of my head. And Wayne was nominated twice and he did win an Oscar, during a year in which Midnight Cowboy, rated X, won Best Picture. If Hollywood hated the fucker they never would have given him an Oscar, even an honorary won.
Wayne wasn't really considered a great actor, and that's probably because he wasn't a great actor. He was a good actor, and he was great in several roles. I would argue that his performance in The Searchers deserved an Oscar, but c'est la vie. He wasn't even nominated, which is stooooooopid. But it's not like Hollywood gave him the cold shoulder, and they had every right to given that he helped ruin a lot of careers during the HUAC days. And before you go all ballistic about that, history has not been kind to HUAC for a number of good reasons. Nobody likes a rat -- then, now, or forever. Dalton Trumbo...wow, what a commie. Total threat to national security. Roman Holiday, what a subversive flick.
While it's true that Hollywood is more woke and fucked up now than they've ever been -- perhaps irreparably so -- keep in mind that one of the biggest Hollywood heroes has won a shitload of Oscars, and he couldn't be more conservative. Clint Eastwood.
But North to Alaska is a dandy flick, ain't it?