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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.

BlogHub Articles:

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


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


The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 1, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. The Maltese Falcon 2. The Treasure of Sierra Madre 3. The African Queen 4. The Man Who Would be King 5. The Asphalt Jungle 6. Key Largo 7. The Misfits 8. Fat City 9. The Dead 10. Chinatown... Read full article


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John Huston Facts
Has said that The MacKintosh Man (1973) (1973) is the worst movie he ever directed.

Former father-in-law of Virginia Madsen.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 446-448. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

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