John Wayne, born Marion Michael Morrison on May 26, 1907.
I have to admit that I never appreciated John Wayne when I was younger. Now that I've developed a better appreciation of westerns, I see him differently. Or maybe it's just because I'm getting older and realize that when I was younger I used to dismiss a lot of things before thoroughly investigating them. Or, it could be just because I prefer movies made the old-fashioned way (movies with plot and character) as opposed to the way they are made now (special effects spectacles). Whatever the reason, nowadays I relish the opportunity to sit down and watch a Wayne movie.
Here are 10 select portraits. Leave a comment if you wish as to what is your favorite John Wayne movie.