John Huston (I) (1906–1987)


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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 was English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, distant German and very ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre American in Tampico in White Suit
(1948)
Chinatown Noah Cross
(1974)
(1951)
Moby Dick Barman / Ship's Lookout
(1956)

Filmography

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 2018 The Other Side of the Wind
Jake Hannaford
 1987 Mister Corbett's Ghost (TV Movie)
Soul Collector
 1986 Momo
Meister Hora
 1985 The Black Cauldron
Prologue Narrator (voice)
 1985 Epic
Narrator (US Version) (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 Cadenas
 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 Jaguar Lives!
Ralph Richards
 1979 Wise Blood
Grandfather (as Jhon Huston)
 1979 Winter Kills
Pa Kegan
 1979 The Visitor
Jerzy Colsowicz
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Nathan Randall
- Part IV (1978) ... Nathan Randall
- Part III (1978) ... Nathan Randall
- Part II (1978) ... Nathan Randall
- Part I (1978) ... Nathan Randall
 1978 The Bermuda Triangle
Edward
 1978 The Biggest Battle
Sean O'Hara
 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie)
Gandalf The Grey (voice)
 1977 Angela
Hogan
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Ambassador Henderson Granville
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Ambassador Henderson Granville
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Ambassador Henderson Granville
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Ambassador Henderson Granville
 1977 Tentacles
Ned Turner
 1976 Circasia (Short)
Ringmaster
 1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie)
Prof. Moriarty
 1975 The Wind and the Lion
John Hay
 1975 Breakout
Harris Wagner
 1974 Chinatown
Noah Cross
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes
The Lawgiver
 1972 Appointment with Destiny (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Crucifixion of Jesus (1972) ... Narrator
 1971 Man in the Wilderness
Captain Henry
 1971 The Devil's Backbone
Gen. Miles
 1970 The Bridge in the Jungle
Sleigh
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
Buck Loner
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
Admiral
 1969 A Walk with Love and Death
Robert the Elder
 1969 De Sade
The Abbe
 1968 Candy
Dr. Arnold Dunlap
 1967 Casino Royale
McTarry (M)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) ... Narrator
 1963 The Cardinal
Glennon
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Lord Ashton (uncredited)
 1962 Freud
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 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)
 1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
American in Tampico in White Suit (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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Show Show Writer (40 credits)
Show Show Producer (15 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (69 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (44 credits)

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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Guest X | Jhon Huston

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[accepting the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1983] An avuncular figure in my youth passed on a piece of advice his father had given him: "'Don't work at anything simply for the money. Choose your profession as you would choose a wife, for love AND for money". I have faithfully abided by the first half of that dictum. Indeed, I have a confession to make: I have been so enamored with my work that I... See more »

Trivia:

Was known to have a mean streak when handling actors, and reportedly irritated John Wayne (who was slightly taller than Huston and much more massive) so much while filming The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) that Wayne lost his temper and punched Huston, knocking him out cold. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently gave his father Walter Huston a small role See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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