John Huston Overview:

Legendary director, John Huston, was born John Marcellus Huston on Aug 5, 1906 in Nevada, MO. Huston died at the age of 81 on Aug 28, 1987 in Middletown, RI and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

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John Huston was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning two for Best Director for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre in 1948 for Best Writing for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre in 1948.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1941Best WritingSergeant York (1941)N/ANominated
1948Best DirectorThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)N/AWon
1948Best WritingThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)N/AWon
1950Best DirectorThe Asphalt Jungle (1950)N/ANominated
1950Best WritingThe Asphalt Jungle (1950)N/ANominated
1951Best DirectorThe African Queen (1951)N/ANominated
1951Best WritingThe African Queen (1951)N/ANominated
1952Best DirectorMoulin Rouge (1952)N/ANominated
1957Best WritingHeaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)N/ANominated
1963Best Supporting ActorThe Cardinal (1963)Cardinal GlennonNominated
1985Best DirectorPrizzi's Honor (1985)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Key Largo (1948, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 14, 2015 From The Stop Button

Key Largo is a grand affair. Humphrey Bogart versus Edward G. Robinson with Lauren Bacall and Claire Trevor in the wings. Not to mention Lionel Barrymore. The film plays beautifully. Director Huston and co-screenwriter Richard Brooks give Bogart and Bacall some lovely, ever so gentle; Bogart’s... Read full article


Huston, We Don’t Have a Problem! Congratulations to Walter and to his son for their Oscars! On March 24, 1949

By C. S. Williams on Mar 24, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

Walter Huston and son John Walter Huston won for Best Supporting Actor while son took home honors for Best Director and Best Screenplay, both men gaining their Academy Awards for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; the first and only father and son winners in the same year and for the s... Read full article


Huston, We Don’t Have a Problem! Congratulations to Walter and to his son for their Oscars! On March 24, 1949

By C. S. Williams on Mar 24, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

Walter Huston and son John Walter Huston won for Best Supporting Actor while son took home honors for Best Director and Best Screenplay, both men gaining their Academy Awards for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; the first and only father and son winners in the same year and for the s... Read full article


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His WW II documentary Let There Be Light (1946) was one of the first, if not the first, films to deal with the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of soldiers returning from the war. Huston actually said that, "If I ever do a movie that glorifies war, somebody shoot me." This documentary was based on his front-line experiences covering the European war and what he saw soldiers go through during and returning from the war.

Was awarded the "One World Committee Award" in 1949.

While making a movie in Mexico during his marriage to Evelyn Keyes, he befriended a boy named Pablo. Pablo came to spend the night at Huston's hotel one evening, and Huston discovered the next morning that the boy was a homeless orphan. Huston decided that he had no choice but to bring him back to the USA and adopt him. He wrote in his autobiography that he met his wife Evelyn at the airport and surprised her by introducing her to their new son. She was in shock, but from then on did her best to be a good mother. He eventually married an Irish girl, had three children, then deserted his family and became a used car dealer.

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