Job Film director/producer
Years active 1917-66
Top Roles Singer, Grand Priest, Sacchio's Accomplice, Klansman on horse holding up hood with hand, Lund's Accomplice
Top GenresDrama, Silent Films, Western, Comedy, Romance, War
Top TopicsBook-Based, World War II, Aviation
Top Collaborators , , ,
Shares birthday with Clark Gable, Walter Morosco, Michael Kanin  see more..

John Ford Overview:

Legendary director, John Ford, was born John Martin Feeney on Feb 1, 1894 in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Ford died at the age of 79 on Aug 31, 1973 in Palm Desert, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.



John Ford was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning four for Best Director for The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley and The Quiet Man in 1935, 1940, 1941 and 1952 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1935Best DirectorThe Informer (1935)N/AWon
1939Best DirectorStagecoach (1939)N/ANominated
1940Best DirectorThe Grapes of Wrath (1940)N/AWon
1941Best DirectorHow Green Was My Valley (1941)N/AWon
1952Best PictureThe Quiet Man (1952)N/ANominated
1952Best DirectorThe Quiet Man (1952)N/AWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Cheyenne Autumn (1964): ’s Western Swan Song

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 10, 2021 From 4 Star Films

If we had to provide a broad sense of Cheyenne Autumn, it would be all about the mass Exodus of the Cheyenne in 1878 as they journey from the arid land they’ve been subjugated to back to the land the white man had promised to return to them all along. This is a Hollywood rendition so, obviousl... Read full article

Two Rode Together (1961): The Community of a Western

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 4, 2021 From 4 Star Films

With such a robust body of work, it’s no surprise often gravitated toward certain images to represent the West and Two Rode Together it little different with the director returning to familiar iconography. This time it’s Jimmy Stewart, not Henry Fonda, propped up against a rail... Read full article

’s “My Darling Clementine” and myth of the American West

By Stephen Reginald on Jul 17, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

’s “My Darling Clementine” and myth of the American West My Darling Clementine (1946) is an American western film directed by , starring Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, and Victor Mature. Many critics consider it one of the best westerns ever made. The movie tak... Read full article

7 Women (1966): ’s Final Film

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 25, 2020 From 4 Star Films

7 Women is an oddity that nevertheless deserves a more prominent reputation. Here we have the inauspicious final film of , becoming the capstone to a career spanning decades and plenty of classics. However, there’s no John Wayne in this picture nor western panoramas. Nevertheless, it ... Read full article

Quando conheceu John Wayne / When Ford Met Wayne

By L? on Dec 11, 2016 From Critica Retro

Quando conheceu John Wayne / When Ford Met Wayne Todo mundo tem de come?ar de algum lugar. No cinema, o come?o em geral envolve pap?is como extra, sem cr?dito, at? que, um dia, voc? tem seu primeiro grande sucesso. Para os atroes, o grande sucesso geralmente vem mais tarde que para... Read full article

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