How Many Movies Did John Wayne Make In His Career ?


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Lily Bradic Profile
Lily Bradic answered

American film actor John Wayne (born Marion Morrison) starred in 185 films. He also directed five and produced 21 over the course of his long career, which spanned from 1926 to 1976.  Even now, years after his death, Wayne is still widely considered a cultural icon, and is best known for his roles in Western films, for playing war heroes and for representing American social and cultural values.

John Wayne's Most Famous Movie Roles (in order of release):

- Sean Thornton in romantic comedy-drama The Quiet Man (1952)

- Ethan Edwards in Western The Searchers (1956)

- Sherriff John Chance in Western Rio Bravo (1959)

- “Rooster” Cogburn in Western True Grit (1969)

- John Books in Western The Shootist (1976)

Films Directed by John Wayne

- Blood Alley (1955, uncredited)

- The Alamo (1960)

- The Comancheros (1961, uncredited)

- The Green Berets (1968)

- Big Jake (1971, uncredited)

In 1999, The American Film Institute ranked John Wayne 13th in their all-time list of Greatest Male American Screen Legends.

Lily James Profile
Lily James answered

John Wayne was one of the legends of the American film industry. He was an epitome of masculinity and became an American Icon. He was active in the film industry for 50 years from 1926 -1976.

He acted in approximately 184 movies during these 50 years, most of which were the best movies in their times such as The Searchers, The Cowboys, True Grit,  The Green Berets etc. He played the lead role in 142 of these movies. You can get the complete list of his movies along with other information at this link.
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This is all I could find, I'm not sure if this is all of them or not.      Shootist, The (1976) Brannigan (1975) Rooster Cogburn (1975) McQ (1974) Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) Train Robbers, The (1973) Cowboys, The (1972) Big Jake (1971) Chisum (1970) Rio Lobo (1970) True Grit (1969) Undefeated, The (1969) Green Berets, The (1968) Hellfighters (1968) War Wagon, The (1967) Cast A Giant Shadow (1966) El Dorado (1966) Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965) In Harm's Way (1965) Sons Of Katie Elder, The (1965) Circus World (1964) McLintock! (1963) Donovan's Reef (1963) How The West Was Won (1962) Hatari! (1962) Longest Day, The (1962) Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) Comancheros, The (1961) Alamo, The (1960) North To Alaska (1960) Rio Bravo (1959) Horse Soldiers, The (1959) Barbarian And The Geisha, The (1958) Legend Of The Lost (1957) Wings Of Eagles, The (1957) Searchers, The (1956) Conqueror, The (1956) Blood Alley (1955) Sea Chase, The (1955) High And The Mighty, The (1954) Hondo (1953) Island In The Sky (1953) Trouble Along The Way (1953) Quiet Man, The (1952) Big Jim McLain (1952) Flying Leathernecks (1951) Operation Pacific (1951) Rio Grande (1950) Fighting Kentuckian, The (1949) Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949) She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) Red River (1948) 3 Godfathers (1948) Fort Apache (1948) Wake Of The Red Witch (1948) Angel And The Badman (1947) Tycoon (1947) Desert Command (1946) Without Reservations (1946) Back To Bataan (1945) Dakota (1945) Flame Of Barbary Coast (1945) They Were Expendable (1945) Fighting Seabees, The (1944) Tall In The Saddle (1944) In Old Oklahoma (1943) Lady Takes A Chance, A (1943) Flying Tigers (1942) In Old California (1942) Lady For A Night (1942) Pittsburgh (1942) Reap The Wild Wind (1942) Reunion In France (1942) Spoilers, The (1942) Lady From Louisiana (1941) Man Betrayed, A (1941) Shepherd Of The Hills, The (1941) Dark Command (1940) Long Voyage Home, The (1940) Seven Sinners (1940) Three Faces West (1940) Stagecoach (1939) Allegheny Uprising (1939) New Frontier (1939) Night Riders, The (1939) Three Texas Steers (1939) Wyoming Outlaw (1939) Overland Stage Raiders (1938) Pals Of The Saddle (1938) Red River Range (1938) Santa Fe Stampede (1938) Adventure's End (1937) Born To The West (1937) California Straight Ahead! (1937) I Cover The War (1937) Idol Of The Crowds (1937) Conflict (1936) King Of The Pecos (1936) Lawless Nineties, The (1936) Lonely Trail, The (1936) Oregon Trail, The (1936) Sea Spoilers (1936) Winds Of The Wasteland (1936) Dawn Rider, The (1935) Desert Trail, The (1935) Lawless Range (1935) New Frontier, The (1935) Paradise Canyon (1935) Rainbow Valley (1935) Texas Terror (1935) Westward Ho (1935) 'Neath The Arizona Skies (1934) Blue Steel (1934) Lawless Frontier, The (1934) Lucky Texan, The (1934) Man From Utah, The (1934) Randy Rides Alone (1934) Star Packer, The (1934) Trail Beyond, The (1934) West Of The Divide (1934) His Private Secretary (1933) Life Of Jimmy Dolan, The (1933) Man From Monterey, The (1933) Riders Of Destiny (1933) Sagebrush Trail (1933) Somewhere In Sonora (1933) Telegraph Trail, The (1933) Three Musketeers, The (1933) Big Stampede, The (1932) Haunted Gold (1932) Hurricane Express, The (1932) Lady And Gent (1932) Ride Him, Cowboy (1932) Shadow Of The Eagle, The (1932) Texas Cyclone (1932) That's My Boy (1932) Two-Fisted Law (1932) Arizona (1931) Girls Demand Excitement (1931) Maker Of Men (1931) Range Feud (1931) Three Girls Lost (1931) Big Trail, The (1930) Drop Kick, The (1927)
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How Many Films Did John Wayne Star In?
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I wouldn't say that J. Wayne actually MADE 171 Movies. In many movies listed on he was just an uncredited extra, so he didn't really act in it (although he was in it). I guess that he really acted in approximately 130 movies.
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Cliff Marrero answered
Approximately 171 movies. There is a listing on imdb. The listing shows the name of the movie and what year it came out.

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Aisha answered
John Wayne's movie career is spread in a span of more than 50 years. During this period he did more than 200 movies. Since it would be difficult to give all the names here, I will direct you to a website that has a complete list of movies he did from 1926-1976:The link is:
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Maria Zackowski answered
Didn't John Wayne play one of the Roman Soldiers in the movie the "Robe".  It seems as though I remember him at the very end of the movie next to the cross that Jesus was on saying "this was truly the son of God".  Am I right?
BEN GREGO answered
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