"Who is John Wayne?"

John Wayne
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John Wayne (1907-1979) was an American actor, director and producer. He appeared in more than 175 films, was nominated for an Academy Award three times and won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1969 for the film True Grit. He was famous for appearing in Westerns with his trademark swagger, and is an enduring American icon.