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John Wayne movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Searchers,’ ‘True Grit,’ ‘Stagecoach’

John Wayne movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Searchers,’ ‘True Grit,’ ‘Stagecoach’

John Wayne would’ve celebrated his 112th birthday on May 26, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor, better known as “The Duke” to his fans, starred in over 165 movies throughout his career, oftentimes playing the swaggering, macho hero of westerns and war epics. But how many of his titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

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Born in 1907 as Marion Robert Morrison, Wayne worked his way up from bit player to leading man, appearing in a number of poverty row, Z-grade westerns throughout the 1930s. He shot to stardom with his role in John Ford‘s “Stagecoach” (1939), which brought new shades of nuance and artistry to the Cowboys and Indians genre. It also kicked off a lucrative, decades-long partnership between the director and star, who would make over two dozen films together,

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