John Wayne net worth: John Wayne was an American film actor, director, and producer who had a net worth of $50 million. He was an Academy Award-winning actor who was among the top box office draws for three decades. John Wayne is considered a legendary actor who was an icon of rugged masculinity. He was known for his distinctive calm voice, his walk, and his height. Wayne is best known for his roles in The Big Trail, Stagecoach, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, Shot Liberty Valance, All the King's Men, True Grit, and The Shootist. During his career, Wayne starred in 170 motion pictures, and he was primarily typecast in Western films. He was born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa on May 26, 1907. His family relocated to the greater Los Angeles areas when he was four years old. He applied to the US Naval Academy but was not accepted, so instead he attended USC, majoring in pre-law on a football scholarship. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship as a result of a bodysurfing accident, and had to leave school. He started working for the Fox Film Corporation and mostly appeared in small roles until the 1930's when he was cast in his first leading role in The Big Trail. Wayne went on to have a very lucrative career in film receiving two Academy Awards for best actor (All the King's Men and True Grit), and one for best picture as a producer for The Apartment. In 1970, Wayne also won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in True Grit. Wayne moved from Los Angeles to Orange County in the 1960's, and was a prominent Republican in Hollywood, supporting anti-communist positions. Wayne was married three times and divorced twice. He was fluent in Spanish and his three wives were all of Latin decent. He had seven children, four with his first wife and three with his second wife; several of his children also went on to enter the film and television industry. Wayne died of stomach cancer on June 11, 1979, and two years later, the American Film Institute named him 13th among the Greatest Male Screen Legends of All Time.
John Wayne Net Worth
Date of Birth
May 26, 1907 - Jun 11, 1979 (72 years old)
Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Businessperson
United States of America
6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
170 lbs (77.11 kg)
Marion Robert Morrison, Duke Morrison, Marion Mitchell Morrison, Marion Michael Morrison, Michael Morris, Marion Morrison, JW, Duke, Little Duke, The Duke
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