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Old Yesterday, 08:34 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I think it's pointless to do this after people are dead. It won't teach them anything.
Not to mention that Wayne caught flak for the interview when it came out. The fact that it didn't ruin him says more about today's vindictiveness than anything else.
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Old Today, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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1971 wasn't exactly the stone age.
No, but it was different than now.
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Old Today, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The man was an actor. I don't know why we have to consider him a leader, or a hero.

He acted in movies.

Why do we assign him hero status?

And although his son says this was just one interview, it only takes one conversation where a person can showcase all their deeply held beliefs.

He was what he was. A bigoted actor, who wasn't really all that good an actor - he only played one role. A hard, cold, cowboy.
Well, he was a little more than that.

"Wayne’s box-office popularity becomes more dramatic when compared with other stars of his generation. Contrasted with Wayne’s thirty all-time grossers, Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant had each twelve, Henry Fonda nine, Spencer Tracy eight, Clark Gable seven, Gary Cooper six, Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney each three, Alan Ladd and Robert Taylor each two, and Tyrone Power only one.

Beginning in l932, the Quigley publications have asked movie exhibitors in the U.S. to name the top ten box-office stars of the year. These annual polls can be used as an approximate measure of popular taste over the last half a century. Accordingly, Wayne has been the only star to appear twenty five times on the top ten poll."

John Wayne: Box-Office Champion | Emanuel Levy
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Old Today, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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The man was an actor. I don't know why we have to consider him a leader, or a hero.

He acted in movies.

Why do we assign him hero status?
So, tell us how you feel about...

Streisand
Alec Baldwin
DeNiro

You got the idea?
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