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John Wayne ‘asked to move out of Queen’s way’ after guard forgot who Hollywood star was – My Blog

On Friday, the newly-appointed King Charles III will make his first televised address to Britons, as he confirms his place as the new monarch.While Her Majesty’s death at the age of 96 has left many devastated and in sadness, stories of her warmth and joyfulness have emerged, particularly with other well-known figures.

And when you are one of the world’s most recognisable people, it is not surprising that other famous faces are forgotten, such as that of Hollywood heavyweight John Wayne, who was asked to move when the Queen visited Philadelphia in 1976.Her visit to the American city in the Seventies marked the first time a sitting monarch had come to the location, and was part of celebrations to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Britain and the Commonwealth yesterday went into mourning after news emerged Queen Elizabeth II had passed away. Her immediate family, including the likes of Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Anne, gathered at Balmoral on Thursday, before confirmation of her passing was made public. It sparked an outpouring of grief across the world, with world leaders and influential figures all marking her death with messages of condolences, and recollections of time they spent together.
John Wayne 'asked to move out of Queen's way' after guard forgot who Hollywood star was

John Wayne ‘asked to move out of Queen’s way’ after guard forgot who Hollywood star was (Image: GETTY)

John Wayne was mistaken for a member of staffJohn Wayne was mistaken for a member of staff (Image: GETTY)
The visit to Philadelphia came more than 20 years after her coronation in 1952, and was the second time she had travelled to the US in an official capacity, following the 1959 trip to Chicago.She travelled to the US city on her royal yacht Britannia, alongside her husband Prince Philip, and reportedly some 45 other special guests and dignitaries.The Philadelphia Inquirer reported at the time that “a throng of revellers gathered to get a glimpse of the Queen”, and that when they grew impatient with waiting, began chanting: “We want the Queen!”It was even reported that 67-year-old man John Neri died of a heart attack waiting for her arrival.
The Queen during the 1976 visitThe Queen during the 1976 visit (Image: GETTY)
In one interaction during her trip, the Inquirer reported how the Queen “capped her day in Philadelphia with a lavish dinner” at the city’s Museum of Art, where a supposed 300 guests gathered.The city’s Daily News, however, noted at the time: “One security worker failed to recognise actor John Wayne and asked him to step out of the Queen’s path as she was entering.“Sammy Davis Jr., though, declined to attend due to prior commitments when [then-Mayor Frank] Rizzo called for him, The Inquirer reported.”Mr Rizzo joined Her Majesty for the trip around Philadelphia, and reportedly told reporters how the Queen was “very attractive and very gracious”.In a speech to onlookers, Her Majesty said: “It seems to me that Independence Day, the Fourth of July, should be celebrated as much in Britain as in America.
John Wayne was a huge star at the timeJohn Wayne was a huge star at the time (Image: GETTY)
“Not in rejoicing at the separation of the American colonies from the British Crown, but in sincere gratitude to the founding fathers of the great republic for having taught Britain a very valuable lesson.“We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding, what is impossible to keep.”Another highlight of the trip was when the Queen gave the city another Liberty Bell, and she “went home with a piece of the original”.The Inquirer reported that the mini-Liberty Bell she was given was made from scraps “collected when the cracked bell was drilled and a bolt inserted many years ago”.The Queen reportedly said: “You know, this is one of the finest symbols of any country in the world. Everybody knows about the Liberty Bell.”Her Majesty’s death on September 8 will be marked on Friday with a minute’s silence before King Charles III delivers a speech to the nation, and Commonwealth.The Queen’s funeral is expected to take place within the next 10 days.

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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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