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John Ford

John Ford

  • Born on
    • February 1st, 1894
  • Died on
    • August 31st, 1973
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time. In particular, Ford was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ford, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (2 Credits)

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1959The Horse Soldiers as Ned
1915The Birth of a Nation as Klansman

Himself (3 Credits)

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2017Five Came Back as Self (archival footage)
1995A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies as Himself
1971Directed by John Ford as Himself (uncredited)

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