Who is John Huston?

  • (noun): United States film maker born in the United States but an Irish citizen after 1964 (1906-1987).
    Synonyms: Huston

John Huston

John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Misfits (1961), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975). During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, won twice, and directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins in different films.

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The Other Side Of The Wind - Production History
... to play the role himself, finally settling in 1973 on his friend the actor-director John Huston ... The few party scenes shot before 1973 were shot without Huston, and often contained just one side of a conversation, with Huston's side of the conversation filmed several years later ... John Huston confirmed that the film was photographed in a highly unconventional style "It's through these various cameras that the story is told ...
Freud: The Secret Passion - Reception - Critical Reception
... As director John Huston's voiceover suggests, it's a film that's less interested in Freud himself than the possibilities of unlocking the human mind and how that can be shown on screen – how can you portray the ... movies about people talking are not exactly visually exciting but Huston (and Cronenberg) pull off the drama within the subject in their own very different and intriguing ways." — Cineoutsider, Alien landscapes - A ... Huston films it as film noir, with Freud the detective ...
John Huston - Filmography - Actor
... (1974, dir Roman Polanski) Breakout (1975) The Wind and the Lion (1975, dir John Milius) Tentacles (1977, dir Ovidio G ...
Moby Dick (1956 Film) - Production
... During a meeting to discuss the screenplay, Ray Bradbury informed John Huston that regarding Melville's novel, he had "never been able to read the damned thing" ... the two men during the making of the film, allegedly due to Huston's bullying attitude and attempts to tell Bradbury how to do his job, despite Bradbury being an accomplished writer ... fictionalized version of his writing the screenplay with John Huston in Ireland ...

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    After all, crime is only a lefthanded form of human endeavor.
    —John Huston (1906–1987)