John Wayne Appreciation Club

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John Wayne Appreciation Club

Duke set the standard for movie manliness, whether in war movies or Westerns. He symbolized courage, perseverance and integrity, and he remains a beloved star decades after his passing. We discuss movies, quotes and more.

Members: 70
Latest Activity: Jul 24

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They've Remade True Grit -- Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn? Really?

Started by Jack Neulist. Last reply by Native Son Mar 9. 3 Replies

Title says it all. The remake, coming out soon, stars of all people Bridges and Matt Damon in the lead roles.  Just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. The Cohen Brothers are responsible, so it…Continue

Favorite Duke Quotes

Started by Jacob Daniel. Last reply by Alberto Feb 25. 9 Replies

Ok guys, let's hear it.  What are your favorite John Wayne quotes?  Movies, interviews, anything.  This should be good.Continue

Falling Off a Horse

Started by Yankee Cowboy Bob. Last reply by Yankee Cowboy Bob Nov 30, 2009. 2 Replies

In the heyday of the B movies (especially the 1930s), money was tight. Time was at a premium, because these things were filmed in weeks, not months or years. Sometimes, they were filmed in a few…Continue

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Comment by Josh Tolley on December 18, 2011 at 12:48am
Comment by Jacob Daniel on October 12, 2010 at 10:50am
"Fill your hand you son of a bitch!"
Comment by Michael Collins on July 2, 2010 at 8:48pm
Who's watching the AMC John Wayne Marathon?
I know I am!
Comment by Titus Techera on June 24, 2010 at 1:57am
Well, movies will perhaps be about as good as statues once were. Then he would be remembered.
Comment by Angel on June 23, 2010 at 4:03pm
Finally a group that recognizes a great "man" in all senses of the word. Sadly enough, I hate to think we will see no more like him.
Comment by Titus Techera on May 26, 2010 at 7:57pm
I am glad there is some mention of him on his birthday -- here, here Bob. He was a great actor and will always be remembered in America, because the great American films are no strangers to him.
Comment by Yankee Cowboy Bob on May 26, 2010 at 7:53pm
I'm posting this on Duke's birthday, and wrote a short tribute to him here.
Comment by Danny E. Mason on December 29, 2009 at 10:08am
I always liked the Duke's quotes. When we moved up here which we love it here. But I left everything I knew to move here ' The quote,"Courage is being scarred to death, but saddleing up anyway. Helped me a lot . It was scary at first. But we made it.
Comment by Yankee Cowboy Bob on November 15, 2009 at 2:56pm
Duke played it two ways: First, he played himself, said he did not actually "act". Second, he played characters that had something of himself in them, or characters that he wanted to be. Not always, of course. But he did not play a psycho slasher or some character that you did not want your kids to see.
Comment by James Washburn on November 15, 2009 at 12:49pm
When you read about John Wayne's real life you realize he was just a man, but a man who tried to live his life with the values that his on screen persona displayed. He did so with a great deal of success. A great man and a great example even today.
 

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