John Huston

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John Huston

American film director, screenwriter and actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1906.

Countries: United States (56%), (9%), United Kingdom (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Humphrey Bogart, The Asphalt Jungle, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (film)

Linked to: House Committee on Un-American Activities, American Film Institute, Chicago Sun-Times, Film Comment




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John Huston was born in 1906 add something


Greed (film) - He compared certain plot elements or characters in "Greed" to John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window", Claude Chabrol's "Les Bonnes Femmes" and Elaine May 1924 's "Mikey and Nicky"


However, studio head Jack Warner approved of Huston's treatment of Hammett's 1930 novel, as he stood by his word to let Huston choose his first subject. add something


In 1931, when he was 25, he moved back to Los Angeles with his hopes aimed at writing for the blossoming film industry, where the silent film industry had given way to "talkies", and writers were in demand. add something


At Universal, he got a job in the script department, and began by writing dialogue for a number of films in 1932, including Murders in the Rue Morgue, A House Divided, and Law and Order. add something


Dorothy Harvey — This marriage lasted 7 years and ended in 1933. add something


By 1937, after five years, the 31-year-old Huston returned to Hollywood intent on being a "serious writer. add something


Gilbert Roland - Beginning in the 1940s, critics began to take notice of his acting and he was praised for his supporting roles in John Huston's "We Were Strangers" , "The Bad and the Beautiful" , "Thunder Bay" , and "Cheyenne Autumn"




In 1942 he was activated by the U.S. Army to work with the Army Signal Corps as a captain, in order to act as a filmmaker. add something


Mary Astor - In 1942 she was reunited with Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet in John Huston's "Across the Pacific"


While in uniform, he directed and produced three films that some critics rank as "among the finest made about !World_War_II: Report from the Aleutians, about soldiers preparing for combat; The Battle of San Pietro, the story of a failure by America's intelligence agencies which resulted in many deaths, and Let There Be Light, about psychologically damaged veterans, censored for 35 years, until 1981. add something


Philip Dunne (writer) - In 1947 he co-founded the Committee for the First Amendment with John Huston and William Wyler in response to hearings held by the House Un-American Activities Committee


Humphrey Bogart - Riding high in 1947 with a new contract which provided some script refusal rights and the right to form his own separate production company, Bogart reunited with John Huston for "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", a stark tale of greed involving three gold prospectors played out in the dusty back country of Mexico


In 1948 he directed Key Largo, with Humphrey Bogart starring. add something


Walter Huston - He won the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in 1948 for his role in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", which was directed by his son, John Huston


Robert Rossen - However, his work for Hollywood Writers Mobilization and for the Communist Party forced him to abandon some partly developed film projects, including "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", which John Huston eventually directed in 1948


Key Largo (film) - "'Key Largo"' is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (film) - "'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"' is a 1948 American dramatic adventure film written and directed by John Huston


The Asphalt Jungle - The film was an adaptation by director John Huston and screenwriter Ben Maddow of the 1949 novel by W. R. Burnett


However, his father died in 1950, and he chose Gregory Peck to play the starring role of Captain Ahab. add something


In 1950 he wrote and directed The Asphalt Jungle, a film which broke new ground by depicting criminals as somewhat sympathetic characters, simply doing their professional work, "an occupation like any other", or what Huston calls "a left-handed form of human endeavor. add something


Barbara Payton - In 1950, she was given the opportunity to make a screen test for John Huston's production of the forthcoming MGM crime drama "The Asphalt Jungle"


The Asphalt Jungle - "'The Asphalt Jungle"' is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston


Huston visited Ireland in 1951 and stayed at Luggala, County Wicklow, the home of Garech Browne, a member of the Guinness family. add something


Humphrey Bogart - Bogart starred with Katharine Hepburn in the film "The African Queen" in 1951, again directed by his friend John Huston


Stephen Crane - The novel has been adapted several times for the screen, including a successful 1951 film by John Huston


The Red Badge of Courage (film) - "'The Red Badge of Courage"' is a 1951 war film made by MGM. Directed by John Huston, it was produced by Gottfried Reinhardt with Dore Schary as executive producer


In 1952 Huston moved to Ireland as a result of his "disgust" at the "witch-hunt" and the "moral rot" he felt was created by House Committee on Un-American Activities, which had affected many of his friends in the movie industry. add something


Jose Ferrer - He next played the role of Toulouse-Lautrec in John Huston's fictional 1952 biopic, "Moulin Rouge"


Ray Bradbury - Bradbury was hired in 1953 by director John Huston to work on the screenplay for his film version of Melville's "Moby Dick" , which stars Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, Richard Basehart as Ishmael, and Orson Welles as Father Mapple


Gina Lollobrigida - She made her first American film, "Beat the Devil", in 1953 with Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones, directed by John Huston


Beat the Devil (film) - "'Beat the Devil"' is a 1953 film directed by John Huston


Moby-Dick - The most famous adaptation was the John Huston 1956 film produced from a screenplay by author Ray Bradbury


Charles Shaw (writer) - It was adapted for the screen as a 1957 film by John Huston and John Lee Mahin


The Roots of Heaven - "'The Roots of Heaven"' is a 1958 American adventure film in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color made by 20th Century Fox, directed by John Huston and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck


The Misfits (film) - "'The Misfits"' is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was directed by John Huston


In 1963, director Otto Preminger asked if he would portray a Boston prelate in The Cardinal, and, writes author Philip Kemp, he "virtually stole the picture. add something


Sue Lyon - In 1963, Lyon was again cast as a seductive teen in John Huston's "The Night of the Iguana" , competing for the affections of Richard Burton's disgraced preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner


Grayson Hall - In September 1963, Hall traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to play the role of Judith Fellowes in John Huston's version of "The Night of the Iguana", based on the original Tennessee Williams play


Grayson Hall - Hall was nominated in 1964 for an Academy *award and a Golden Globe *award for the John Huston film "The Night of the Iguana"


Richard Harris - In 1966, Harris starred as Cain in John Huston's film The Bible: In the Beginning.


Orson Welles - Also in 1969 he played a supporting role in John Huston's The Kremlin Letter.


Max von Sydow - In 1969 he appeared in John Huston's The Kremlin Letter.


George Sanders - In 1969, he had a supporting role in John Huston's "The Kremlin Letter", in which his first scene showed him dressed in drag and playing piano in a snooty San Francisco gay bar


Shakira Caine - Baksh appeared in several films in the 1970s, including "Again Doctor", "Son of Dracula", and with her husband in John Huston's "The Man Who Would Be King"


Robert F. Kennedy - In 1970 ABC-TV presented the David L. Wolper film "The Journey of Robert F. Kennedy", narrated by John Huston


The Other Side of the Wind - "'The Other Side of the Wind"' is an unfinished film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1970 and 1976, and starring John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Oja Kodar, and is a satire of both the passing of Classic Hollywood, and the avant-garde film-makers of the New Hollywood of the 1970s


Andrew Henry (fur trader) - He is portrayed by John Huston in the 1971 film "Man in the Wilderness" and by Domhnall Gleeson in the 2015 film "The Revenant", both of which depict Glass's bear attack and journey


To a writer in 1972 he commented, "Criticism isn't a new experience for me. add something


Leonard Gardner - His screen adaptation of "Fat City" was made into an acclaimed 1972 film of the same title, directed by John Huston


The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean - "'The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean"' is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman


Jack Nicholson - Nicholson's longest relationship was for 16 years with actress Anjelica Huston, daughter of film director John Huston, from 1973 to 1989.


The Other Side of the Wind - Welles was initially unsure who to cast as the film director and whether to play the role himself, finally settling in 1973 on his friend the actor-director John Huston


John Huston received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1982. add something


Shawnee Smith - She joined the Screen Actors Guild at age nine and made her feature film debut in John Huston's 1982 adaptation of the Broadway musical "Annie," as one of Aileen Quinn's fellow orphans


Katy Jurado - In 1984, she acted in the Mexican-American production "Under the Volcano", directed by John Huston


Anna Manahan - She received the Gold Medal of the Éire Society of Boston in 1984 and thus joined the company of past recipients such as John F. Kennedy, and film makers John Ford and John Huston


Rudi Fehr - In 1985, he edited John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor", for which he and his co-editor Kaja Fehr were nominated for the Academy *award for Best Film Editing


John Huston died in 1987 add something


The African Queen (film) - Tino Balio, "United Artists: The Company The Changed the Film Industry", Uni of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p 46 and were so pleased with the completed movie that they talked John Huston into directing their next picture, "Moulin Rouge"


Leon Garfield - "Mr Corbett's Ghost" was made into a television film with Paul Scofield and John Huston in 1987


He dropped out of high school after two years in order to become a professional boxer, and by the age of 15 was already a top-ranking amateur lightweight boxer in California. add something


Clint Eastwood - Eastwood directed and starred in White Hunter Black Heart, an adaptation of Peter Viertel's roman à clef, about John Huston.


Directed by Brian Reddin, interviews with Anjelica Huston, Louis Marcus, and Ann Fahys, TG4, 1996 add something


In the 1996 RTE documentary John Huston: An t-Éireannach, Anjelica said that add something


Harmony Korine - In a 1999 "Dazed and Confused" magazine article Korine listed his top ten films as: "Pixote" by Hector Babenco, "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven" by Terrence Malick, "Fat City" by John Huston, "Stroszek" by Werner Herzog, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" and "A Woman Under the Influence" by John Cassavetes, "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" by Robert Altman, "Out of the Blue" by Dennis Hopper and "Hail Mary" by Jean-Luc Godard


Jeff Bridges - Stated on "Inside the Actors Studio", 2003 He co-starred in the 1972 critically acclaimed neo-noir boxing film "Fat City", directed by legendary director, John Huston


Donal McCann - Accessed 14 December 2014 and for his lead role in John Huston's last film, "The Dead"