John Ford

Born in February 1st, 1894

From Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

John Ford Biography

John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time.

In particular, Ford was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ford, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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John Ford Filmography

Five Came Back Poster
March 31, 2017
Drums Along the Mohawk Poster
November 10, 1939
Unforgiven Poster
August 7, 1992
Cheyenne Autumn Poster
October 3, 1964
Donovan's Reef Poster
June 12, 1963
How the West Was Won Poster
February 20, 1963
Two Rode Together Poster
July 26, 1961