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John Huston (I) (1906–1987)

An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry included English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish. The age-old story ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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 1987 Mister Corbett's Ghost (TV Movie)
Soul Collector
 1986 Momo
Meister Hora
 1985 The Black Cauldron
Prologue Narrator (voice)
 1985 Epic
Narrator (voice)
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Carlos / Narrator (segment "Man from the South")
- Pilot (1985) ... Carlos / Narrator (segment "Man from the South")
 1983 A Minor Miracle
Father Cardenas
 1983 Lovesick
Larry Geller, M.D.
 1982 Annie
Actor on radio (uncredited)
 1982 Cannery Row
Narrator (voice)
 1980 Head On
Clarke Hill
 1980 The Return of the King (TV Movie)
Gandalf (voice)
 1979 Wise Blood
Grandfather (as John Huston)
 1979 Jaguar Lives!
Ralph Richards
 1979 Winter Kills
Pa Kegan
 1979 The Visitor
Jerzy Colsowicz
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Nathan Randall
 1978 Angela
 1978 The Bermuda Triangle
 1978 The Biggest Battle
Sean O'Hara
 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie)
Gandalf The Grey (voice)
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Ambassador Henderson Granville
 1977 Tentacles
Ned Turner
 1976 Bronk (TV Series)
- Long Time Dying (1976)
 1975 The Wind and the Lion
John Hay
 1972 Appointment with Destiny (TV Series)
- The Crucifixion of Jesus (1972) ... Narrator
 1971 The Devil's Backbone
Gen. Miles
 1971 The Bridge in the Jungle
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
Buck Loner
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
 1969 A Walk with Love and Death
Robert the Elder
 1969 De Sade
The Abbe
 1968 Candy
Dr. Arnold Dunlap
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
- The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) ... Narrator
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Lord Ashton (uncredited)
 1962 Freud
Narrator (voice)
 1961 The Misfits
Extra in Blackjack Scene (uncredited)
 1956 Moby Dick
Barman / Ship's Lookout (voice, uncredited)
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Grizzled Union Veteran (uncredited)
 1949 We Were Strangers
Señor Muñoz (uncredited)
 1930 The Storm
Extra (uncredited)
 1929 Hell's Heroes
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1929 Two Americans (Short)
 1929 The Shakedown
Extra (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Aud Horton"; Broadway debut) in "Ruint" on Broadway (1925). Written by Hatcher Hughes. Directed by James Light. Provincetown Playhouse: 7 Apr 1925-May 1925 (closing date unknown/30 performances). Cast: James K. Applebee, Jeanie Begg, Jane Burby, Wilbur De Rouge, Sam Jaffe (as "Lum Crowder"), David Landau (as "Amos... See more »

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7 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jhon Huston


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv] He was endowed with the greatest gift a man can have -- talent. The whole world came to recognize it. With the years he became increasingly aware of the dignity of his profession - Actor, not Star. Himself he never took seriously -- his work, most seriously. He regarded the somewhat gaudy figure of Bogart, the Star, with amused cynicism; Bogart the actor he held in ... See more »


His character "Noah Cross" in Chinatown (1974) was ranked the #16 greatest screen villain of all time on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes and Villains list. See more »


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