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John Ford

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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Feb 1, 1894 In Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Study in Scarlet 1914-12-29
Latest Project:
Movie John Ford: The Man Who Invented America 2019-02-03
Known For
Poster of Spanish Western
Poster of 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
Poster of The American Film Institute Salute to ...
Poster of The Screen Director
Movie John Ford: The Man Who Invented America Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2019-02-03
Movie Spanish Western Self (archive footage) 2015-05-04
Movie John Ford & Monument Valley Himself (archive footage) 2013-03-05
Movie 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year Unknown 2009-07-02
Movie Serenity at Sea: John Ford and the Araner Himself (archive footage) 2006-06-06
Movie Backstory: How Green Was My Valley Self (archive footage) 2000-10-14
Movie Shooting War himself 2000-12-07
Movie National Geographic Explorer: The Battle For Midway Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) (unaccredited) 1999-04-14
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
Movie John Wayne's 'The Alamo' Self 1992-06-06
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Movie Directed by John Ford Himself (uncredited) 1971-10-06
Movie The American West of John Ford Himself 1971-12-05
Movie My Name Is John Ford, I Make Westerns Himself 1970-01-25
Series Film Night Unknown 1968-12-29
Movie The Screen Director 1951-03-12
Movie How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines J.P. Baldwin 1943-01-01
Movie Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Movie His Lordship Ibrahim 1936-11-12
Movie The Scrapper Buck, the scrapper 1917-06-09
Movie The Tornado Jack Dayton (as Jack Ford) 1917-03-03
Movie The Trail of Hate Lt. Jack Brewer 1917-04-28
Movie The Bandit's Wager 1916-11-05
Movie The Birth of a Nation Klansman 1915-02-08
Movie A Study in Scarlet John H. Watson, M.D. 1914-12-29