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John Ford


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 Ford's Pictures with John Wayne:


Although early in his acting career in the late 1920s, John Wayne had played bit parts in a half dozen of Ford's films, it wasn't until 1939 that Ford gave Wayne the starring role in his landmark western STAGECOACH, launching both Wayne's career and a cinematic partnership that would span three decades and fourteen feature film collaborations. Most famous among them were their nine western collaborations, including Ford's cavalry trilogy -- FORT APACHE (1948), SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949) and RIO GRANDE (1950) -- as well as THE SEARCHERS (1956) and THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962), co-starring Jimmy Stewart. Ford received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for STAGECOACH in 1939, and interestingly enough, it was the only time out of his five career nominations that he did not win the statuette.

With a favorite leading lady of both Wayne and Ford, Maureen O'Hara, who joined them on three of their films together, including RIO GRANDE (1950) (the third film in the Ford-Wayne cavalry trilogy), THE QUIET MAN (1952) and THE WINGS OF EAGLES (1957).  Ford won his fourth and final Best Director Oscar for THE QUIET MAN, which was also nominated for Best Picture.

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