True Grit – John Wayne

True Grit

True Grit

True GritAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1969

As the cantankerous one-eyed Marshall Rooster Cogburn, Wayne and his co-stars provided award winning performances in Henry Hathaway’s western adventure, “True Grit” (1969).


Wayne’s performance garnered him a second Time Magazine cover (August 8, 1969) along with numerous awards and nominations: best actor at the 42nd annual Academy Awards; a Golden Laurel Award for best action performance; a Bronze Wrangler for best theatrical motion picture; and a Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama.


He donned the trademark eye patch again when he reprised the character a few years later with leading lady Katherine Hepburn.