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Meligan 1 Blayre Meligan Parker English 3 27 February 2006 John Wayne The Duke takes his place in history. John Wayne became one of America’s greatest actors and directors of all time. His image as an icon of American individualism and the frontier spirit has overshadowed his career to such an extent that it is almost impossible for the fans and writers to separate Wayne the legend from Wayne the actor and Wayne the man. People either love him or hate him. Although there are not many people that dislike him. He was an honorable man and basically just good at what he did. His uniqueness shines through like a light at the end of a tunnel. Whether it was chasing down the ladies or chasing down the bad guys, he was good at it. The Duke could be playing the role of the dirtiest man on the motion picture screen but he was still idealized. Most of the time he played the bad guy or the scoundrel but he sure was good at it. He could brawl and gunfight with the best of them. He did his own stunts and did them well. At one point in his career, Wayne was quoted as saying, "Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much" (Maltin). He said what needed to be said and that was the end of it. His silence made him kind of
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course AGR 236 taught by Professor Rachowitz during the Spring '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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