Being John Wayne: A Role The Iconic Actor Never Mastered

John Wayne is the quintessential actor of 20th Century Hollywood. Often playing cowboys or cavalrymen, Wayne has acted in well over 100 movies. Infamous for his love of acting and dedication to his career, Wayne always pushed himself to do better due to feelings of inadequacy that stemmed from his home.

The Legend, The Duke

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John Wayne came from humble beginnings and he might have felt that his breakthrough in acting was all luck – being in the right place at the right time. Read on to understand why Wayne might have felt this way and what he might have been doing had he not become an actor.