He was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, the son of the Canadian-born actor Walter Huston. He began his film career as a screenwriter and made films mainly from proven books or plays.
John Huston is the father of actress Anjelica Huston.
In 1941, Huston was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for The Maltese Falcon and again in 1948 for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. He was also an accomplished painter who created the 1982 label for Chteau Mouton Rothschild.
He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.
John Huston Facts
|Birth Name||John Marcellus Huston|
|Birthday||August 5, 1906|
|Date of death||August 28, 1987 (age 81)|
|Awards||1986 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Prizzi's Honor)|
|1964 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Cardinal)|
|1949 Academy Awards: Best Director (for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)|
|1949 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Treasure of the Sierra Madre)|
|Beat the Devil|
|The Maltese Falcon|
|Bible, The / The Greatest Story Ever Told / The Robe Triple Feature Blu-ray|
|The Treasure of the Sierra Madre|