As he did in his bestselling biographies of Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Clint Eastwood, Marc Eliot offers an exciting, groundbreaking new take on an American icon-the most legendary Western film hero of all time, John Wayne.An audience favorite and top box-office draw for decades, John Wayne symbolized masculinity, power, and patriotism, and inspired millions of Americans. Yet despite his popularity and success, he was unfairly dismissed as a "B" movie actor lacking elegance, creativity, range, and depth. American Titan challenges conventional wisdom and reevaluates Wayne's life and vital cinematic legacy, ultimately placing the man known as "Duke" among a select and brilliant pantheon of "actor auteurs"-artists whose consistency of style in their work reflects their personal creative vision.What emerges is nothing less than a powerful understanding of and appreciation for a true American titan.
American Titan: Searching For John Wayne
Searching for John Wayne
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