Rio BravoAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1959
The all star cast in “Rio Bravo” (1959) paired Wayne with new co-stars, including 19-year old Ricky Nelson and newcomer Angie Dickinson.
Even very early in his career, Wayne was able to work with a talented and diverse group of co-stars, many of whom went on to enjoy prominent careers in motion pictures, such as Academy Award winners Walter Brennan, Loretta Young, Gary Cooper, Sophia Loren and Jimmy Stewart.
Wayne also enjoyed the company of old friends on the Howard Hawks’ production, including premier stuntman Yakima Canutt. Wayne and Canutt first worked together in the early 1930’s when the two developed an innovative method for staging film fights, the “pass blow” or “past your face style.
Canutt continued to work as an actor, stuntman, stunt coordinator, director, writer and producer throughout his career, receiving an honorary Academy Award in 1967 for his contributions to the stunt profession and acclaim for his work on “Ben Hur,” released the same year as “Rio Bravo.” Wayne and Canutt’s last film together was “Rio Lobo” (1971).