Over the course of his 50-year career, John Wayne managed to establish himself as one of the leading actors in the movie industry. He was primarily known for appearing in Westerns, including 1969’s True Grit.
Perhaps one of Wayne’s most notable projects, True Grit was adapted from the 1968 novel of the same title. Wayne starred as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn in the film, who a young girl named Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) calls on to help her catch her father’s killer.
Country music singer Glen Campbell starred in the film as a young Texas Ranger named La Boeuf. In addition to acting in the film, Campbell also sang its title song, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
True Grit inspired a couple of sequels and a remake, which was released in 2010. The remake was nominated for an impressive total of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
It’s clear that the original True Grit left behind quite a legacy. But some of the facts surrounding the film may not be as clear to you, even if you have seen it over a dozen times.
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