Job Film director/producer
Years active 1917-66
Top Roles Singer, Sacchio's Accomplice, Grand Priest, Klansman on horse holding up hood with hand, Nathaniel
Top GenresDrama, Silent Films, Western, Comedy, Romance, War
Top TopicsBook-Based, World War II, Aviation
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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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The Movie Quote Game ( Edition)

By Rick29 on Nov 13, 2023 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

This month, we're focusing on quotes from films. We will list a quote from one of his movies and ask you to name it. Try to answer these questions on your own without resorting to Google searches. As always, please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. If you hav... Read full article

The Informer (1935): and Victor McLaglen

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 22, 2022 From 4 Star Films

The opening title card sets the stage in strife-torn Dublin in 1922 with a reference to Judas, the man who betrayed Jesus Christ to be killed. The allusive nature of the story becomes apparent only with time, connecting with ’s own deeply religious inclinations as an Irish Catholic. I... Read full article

Mogambo (1953): Updates Red Dust

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Whether it’s apocryphal or not the term “Mogambo” is purported to be the Swahili word for “passion,” although it’s difficult to know if this was only hearsay propagated by westerners (now including myself). Regardless, it boasts an intriguing if altogether curious... Read full article

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

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