The two appeared together in Seven Sinners with Wayne playing a naval officer and Dietrich playing a woman who sets out to seduce him. Off-screen, they became romantically involved, though Wayne was married at the time.
There had been rumors about Wayne having other affairs, but nothing as substantial as his connection to Dietrich. Even after their physical relationship ended, the pair remained good friends and co-starred in two more films, Pittsburgh and The Spoilers Wayne started working behind the scenes as a producer in the late s. The first film he produced was Angel and the Badman Over the years, he operated several different production companies, including John Wayne Productions, Wayne-Fellows Productions and Batjac Productions.
Wayne's career as an actor took another leap forward when he worked with director Howard Hawks in Red River The western drama provided Wayne with an opportunity to show his talents as an actor, not just an action hero.
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Playing the conflicted cattleman Tom Dunson, he took on a darker sort of character. He deftly handled his character's slow collapse and difficult relationship with his adopted son played by Montgomery Clift. Taking on a war drama, Wayne gave a strong performance in Sands of Iwo Jima , which garnered him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Playing an American boxer with a bad reputation, his character moved to Ireland where he fell in love with a local woman O'Hara.
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This film is considered Wayne's most convincing leading romantic role by many critics. A well-known conservative and anticommunist, Wayne merged his personal beliefs and his professional life in 's Big Jim McLain. He played an investigator working for the U. House Un-American Activities Committee, which worked to root out communists in all aspects of public life. Off screen, Wayne played a leading role in the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals and even served as its president for a time.
The organization was a group of conservatives who wanted to stop communists from working in the film industry, and other members included Gary Cooper and Ronald Reagan. In , Wayne starred in another Ford western, The Searchers , and again showed some dramatic range as the morally questionable Civil War veteran Ethan Edwards. He soon after reteamed with Howard Hawks for Rio Bravo Playing a local sheriff, Wayne's character must face off against a powerful rancher and his henchmen who want to free his jailed brother.
The unusual cast included Dean Martin and Angie Dickinson. Wayne made his directorial debut with The Alamo Starring in the film as Davy Crockett , he received decidedly mixed reviews for both his on- and off-screen efforts. Continuing to work steadily, Wayne refused to even let illness slow him down.
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He successfully battled lung cancer in To defeat the disease, Wayne had to have a lung and several ribs removed. In the later part of the s, Wayne had some great successes and failures. He co-starred with Robert Mitchum in El Dorado , which was well-received. The next year, Wayne again mixed the professional and the political with the pro-Vietnam War film The Green Berets Viewed by many as a piece of propaganda, the film still did well at the box office. Around this time, Wayne continued to espouse his conservative political views.
He supported friend Reagan in his bid for governor of California as well as his re-election effort.
In , Wayne recorded radio advertisements for Reagan's first attempt to become the Republican presidential candidate. He played Rooster Cogburn, an eye-patching drunkard and lawman, who helps a young woman named Mattie Kim Darby track down her father's killer.
A young Glen Campbell joined the pair on their mission. Rounding out the cast, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper were among the bad guys the trio had to defeat. A later sequel with Katharine Hepburn , Rooster Cogburn , failed to attract critical acclaim or much of an audience.
Wayne portrayed an aging gunfighter dying of cancer in his final film, The Shootist , with Jimmy Stewart and Lauren Bacall. His character, John Bernard Books, hoped to spend his final days peacefully, but got involved one last gunfight. In , life imitated art with Wayne being diagnosed with stomach cancer. Wayne died on June 11, , in Los Angeles, California. He was survived by his seven children from two of his three marriages. During his marriage to Josephine Saenz from to , the couple had four children, two daughters Antonia and Melinda and two sons Michael and Patrick.
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