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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
February 1, 1894, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA
August 31, 1973
1915 The Birth of a NationKlansman 1939 StagecoachDirector and Producer 1940 The Grapes of WrathDirector 1941 How Green Was My ValleyDirector 1946 My Darling ClementineDirector 1948 Fort ApacheDirector and Executive Producer 1948 3 GodfathersDirector and Producer 1949 She Wore a Yellow RibbonDirector and Executive Producer 1950 Rio GrandeDirector and Producer 1952 The Quiet ManDirector, Producer, and Writer 1955 Mister RobertsDirector 1956 The SearchersDirector 1959 The Horse SoldiersDirector 1962 How the West Was WonDirector 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceDirector and ProducerLimited to the 15 most popular items