John Wayne appeared in over 180 movies throughout his career, but here’s why he considered Jet Pilot one of – if not the – worst. Wayne had fronted dozens of b-movie Westerns before the success of 1939’s Stagecoach elevated him to stardom. He would go on to front many more Westerns, including Red River, True Grit, The Searchers and the unofficial Rio Bravo trilogy. The enduring cinematic image of Wayne is that of a cowboy, but he made films in many other genres throughout his 50-year career.
1952’s The Quiet Man is probably his most famous, and while elements of that movie have aged poorly – such as its stereotyping of the Irish – it’s still considered a classic. Wayne also fronted war movies like Sands Of Iwa Jima, the adventure movie Hatari! or even romantic drama The Barbarian And The Geisha.
Wayne was famously blunt when it came to the quality of his own work, especially with some of his final films like Cahill U.S. Marshal or Rooster Cogburn – his only sequel.
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