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John Huston

John Huston

John Huston (August 5, 1906 - August 28, 1987) was an American film director.

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.

He acted in a number of films, with distinction in Otto Preminger's The Cardinal and in Roman Polanski's Chinatown.

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.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

John Huston Facts

Birth Name John Marcellus Huston
OccupationDirector
BirthdayAugust 5, 1906
SignLeo
BirthplaceMissouri, USA
Date of deathAugust 28, 1987 (age 81)
Awards1986 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)

Selected Filmography

Annie
Beat the Devil
The Maltese Falcon
Key Largo
Casablanca
The Bible
Bible, The / The Greatest Story Ever Told / The Robe Triple Feature Blu-ray
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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