I know some may brand me as un-American for writing this, but I have never been much of a John Wayne fan. I really don't know why. We can't all have the same tastes, so maybe this is one of those things where I am in the minority.
However, there is one film of his that I think is excellent, and I don't often hear it talked about when discussions of his body of work take place.
The Shootist was made in 1976 and is a character study of a dying gunfighter.
Perhaps that is why this film stands out to me. The most gripping types of art are when art imitates life and vice versa. Obviously,
The film has an excellent cast. Jimmy Stewart has a small but memorable supporting role. Lauren Bacall and Ron Howard are also outstanding.
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