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Meet the Hollywood Icon’s Three Sons – My Blog

John Wayne may be known as a legendary actor on screen, but meet his three sons who followed in their father’s footsteps.

After being married three different times, he is similar to Clint Eastwood with his many children that would rival the Brady Bunch.
John Wayne Marriages
The actor first married Josephine Saenz in 1933, when he was just 26-years-old. By 1945 the two called it quits, and a year later, Wayne tied the knot with Esperanza Baur.

Baur and Wayne stayed together for 8 years but ultimately broke things off in 1954. The same year, John married for the last time to Pilar Pallete. In 1973, the two moved into separate homes. However, they were never legally separated or divorce.
John Wayne has seven children, although two have unfortunately died.
With Josephine, Wayne had four children, including the late Michael and Mary Antonia ‘Toni’ Wayne. The other two children are Patrick and Melinda.
The actor did not have any children with Esperanza but had three more kids with Pilar Pallete. They include Aissa, John Ethan, and Marisa.
Let’s take a better look at the iconic cowboy’s sons.
Maureen O’Hara, John Wayne, Ethan Wayne, Michael Wayne, Patrick Wayne, and Christopher Mitchum (Robert Mitchum’s son), Big Jake (1972). This was the last film John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara made together. #DailyMaureen— ✨ Hollywood Yesterday ✨ (@HollywoodYeste1) January 8, 2020
Michael Wayne
John Wayne’s first child was Michael. He was born November 23, 1934, when John was 27-years-old. Like his father, Michael became a producer and actor. Although he didn’t go to college for acting or film, he first worked on set as a production assistant to his father’s friend’s movie The Quiet Man in 1951. Michael worked closely with his father and even produced many of his films.
In addition, Michael Wayne was the president and chairman of the John Wayne Foundation. He was also the founder and chairman of the board for the John Wayne Cancer Institute, which was created after John battled stomach cancer for over a decade.
Michael Wayne, unfortunately, died at the age of 68 due to heart failure from complications with lupus erythematosus.
Patrick Wayne
Patrick Wayne is the second son of Josephine and John, born July 15, 1939. He is also an actor with over 40 films under his belt. He worked with his father for eleven of them.
After creating movies, Patrick moved on to become a TV host for shows like The Monte Carlo Show in the 1980s and Tic-Tac-Dough in the 1990s.
He also made appearances on TV shows through the 1970 and 80s. Some include hit shows like Shirley, Fantasy Island, Murder, She Wrote, Charlie’s Angels, Sledge Hammer!, and The Love Boat.
Patrick took over as the chairman of the John Wayne Cancer Institute after his brother died in 2003.
John Wayne loved having his family with him on set and the children would travel all over the world to be with their dad. Do you know what set Michael & Patrick Wayne were visiting in this photo? ???? #JohnWayneTrivia— John Wayne Official (@JohnDukeWayne) March 30, 2019
John Ethan Wayne
Finally, John Ethan Wayne was born February 22, 1962, as John and Pilar’s son. The Duke’s youngest son is known professionally as Ethan Wayne.
Like his half-brothers and father, Ethan worked in the entertainment industry. He was an actor and stuntman in major films like Scream and The Blues Brothers. His most recent movie was Red Slate in 2011, where he was a stuntman.
Ethan also appeared as a prominent cast member on the 1980s soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
The 58-year-old now managed John Wayne Enterprises. In addition, he serves as the director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Ethan also created its Team DUKE fundraising program.
Although the legendary actor died in 1979, we are sure he would be very proud of the talented and decorated actors he has raised.

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Bruce Dern paid homage to Western past as ” Man Who Killed John Wayne ” – My Blog

Over the years, Bruce Dern has made quite a career in film. From acting to producing and just about every facet of the industry. One of his most notable roles, earlier in his career was when he killed John Wayne. That film, 1972’s The Cowboy, came up in his Goliath series.Dern’s series, Goliath features Billy Bob Thornton and others in a legal drama, unlike many others.

Throughout the series, the production crew has tried their best to incorporate some of the film legend’s old material into the show. A man who has worked with everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to John Wayne, Quentin Tarantino and more, has a lot to reflect on.

However, it was how they paid homage to that old John Wayne film that really surprised Dern. During the fourth and final season, Billy McBride has a dream in which Dern appears. Riding a horse and wearing a very familiar outfit.“But what they did that I didn’t know, they went back to Western Custom and got the 1972 exact costume I wore in The Cowboys when I killed John Wayne,” Bruce Dern said.

“They did stuff like that. I was totally surprised. I said, ‘S***, I’ve seen this stuff before.’ And they said, ‘Yeah, you wore it in The Cowboys when you killed John Wayne.’ Oh, my God.’” He continued, “Each day they’d come up with little things like that particularly for me. I really appreciated that. And that is Larry Trilling and big-time Billy Bob Thronton. He’s all about what was there before. I mean, we’re not inventing the wheel, so to speak. We’re trying to find new ways to communicate things. And I enjoyed the opportunity to do that.”Bruce Dern Made a Lot of Enemies Killing John WayneWhile the action was just part of a movie, The Cowboy had quite an influence on how many Western fans viewed Bruce Dern. Taking out The Duke is no small task. It comes with a lot of repercussions. Especially the way his character did it, shooting Wayne in the back after losing a fistfight…in front of a bunch of kids.

While the dramatics of the scene was a perfect example of those old classic Westerns, Dern never really shook the reputation with a certain generation of fans. However, while working with John Wayne, Dern received direct orders to disrespect Wayne on set.“But right at the start, he says to me, ‘I want you to do us a favor.’ He was including himself, [director] Mark Rydell, and the scriptwriters.” Dern explained that during the pep talk, “He [Wayne] gave me carte blanche to just treat him like a turd.” All so the kids acting on set as the cowboys would be scared of the bad guys.

Bruce Dern got into the role and listened to the orders that Wayne gave him. Now, the movie is a Western classic, and infamous in the minds and hearts of John Wayne fans everywhere.

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John Wayne or Jeff Bridges, who plays the role of Rooster Cogburn well? – My Blog

Two movies made 50 years apart, both based on a novel by the same name. Two different iconic actors took turns playing the rough-and-tumble marshal Rooster Cogburn in their respective versions of “True Grit.” John Wayne played him in the 1969 version, Jeff Bridges in 2010. Both were celebrated critically. Now, Duke’s official Instagram account is comparing the performances to see which one did it better.Of course, the question was posed by the John Wayne account. So it’s safe to say the people who responded in the comments were at least slightly biased toward the 1969 version.

Then again, both Rooster Cogburn actors were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances. So it’s really anybody’s game.“John Wayne & Jeff Bridges were both nominated for Oscars for their performance as Rooster Cogburn. Which version of the movie is your favorite, 1969 or 2010?” the Instagram caption read.

In the world of remakes, few movies do as much justice to their original counterparts as the 2010 version of “True Grit” from the Coen Brothers. There was no consensus among fans whatsoever. But some of the most popular sentiments seemed to be that the 1969 “True Grit” with John Wayne as Cogburn featured the more iconic performance. Though, many fans thought the 2010 movie was closer to the source text than the original.

“I have to fall on the side of the Duke. BUT, that’s the BEST remake of a film, I’ve ever seen! Loved them both,” a fan replied to the Instagram post.“2010 Much richer film and truer to the book’s feel. Wayne was robbed of an Oscar for the Searchers and this was a lifetime achievement award,” another added.Two Versions of ‘True Grit,’ Two Very Different Approaches to Character . One of the biggest complaints John Wayne fans had of Jeff Bridges’ approach to Rooster Cogburn was how disheveled he appeared.

“Jeff Bridges was horrible had marbles in house mouth and portrait Roster as a slob,” another fan replied to the post from John Wayne’s estate.But a different fan pointed out that, indeed, the portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in the novel by Charles Portis was one of a slobbish man.This isn’t to say that the Bridges performance is better for accuracy. It’s just that Henry Hathaway, the director of the 1969 “True Grit,” and the Coen brothers took different approaches to their movies. As a result, the actors contrasted greatly in their portrayals of Rooster Cogburn.

At the end of the day, however, the win may have to go to John Wayne on this one. After all, we’re still waiting on Jeff Bridges to reprise the role in a sequel. Duke did it in the 1975 film “Rooster Cogburn.”

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John Wayne’s ”expensive” sayings made the fans ”nod”’. – My Blog

John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an American movie Actor, director, and producer, known in movies like Stagecoach, Angel and the Bad Man, Red River, and The Shootist.They say that life is a good teacher and through them who lived this life we can learn a lot, especially from great people like John Wayne a.k.a Duke.Today I am going to share with you Wayne’s 5 rules you should be remembering in your daily life:

1. Money cannot buy happiness but its more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.
This is a long debate everywhere, rich people say that “those who say money can buy happiness are the ones who don’t have” and broke people reply that “you don’t know how miserable we are just because we don’t have coins in our pocket”.John Wayne made it clearer that though money cannot buy happiness but when unhappy moments arrive money can make someone comfortable.

2. Forgive your enemy but remember the bastard’s name.
Forgiving your enemy is in your favor, most of the time carrying such burden in your heart is more painful while the bastard doesn’t even know.Just to be careful, put their names somewhere in your mind. Once a soldier always a commando and once enemy, I don’t know.

3. Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.
Do what is right, help people but never expect something in return.According to John Wayne, the only thing you can expect from people is that if you have helped them in the hard times, they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.

4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
Everyone has enemies and some people do harm to us to the level we even wish to kill them. Not only our enemies would be killed if to kill was not illegal but also some innocents and powerless people.About this rule, something you have to learn is that we’re surrounded by people that don’t kill us only because it’s illegal.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.
Haha this rule is somehow funny but it is true on the other hand. You will find people telling you stop drinking alot it will solve nothing but at least you’ll have that sedative moment.Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.

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