John Marcellus Huston (/ ˈ h juː s t ən / HEW-stən; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and visual artist.He travelled widely, settling at various times in France, Mexico, and Ireland.
John Huston, Director: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry was English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, distant German ...
The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry was English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, distant German and very remote Portuguese. The age-old story goes that the small town of his birth was won by John's grandfather in a poker game. John's father was the equally magnanimous ...
- John Marcellus Huston
- 6' 2" (1.88 m)
- August 5, 1906 in Nevada, Missouri, USA
Legendary director, John Huston, created many timeless classics over his incredible career. His films were consistently timely, gritty, realistic and excellent. Here are 21 of the best of the great John Huston.
- Father and Son. John Marcellus Huston was born in Nevada, Missouri on August 5, 1906. He was the son of Rhea Gore, a sports editor, and Walter Huston, a vaudevillian who frequently went from theatre to film and back again.
- Torn in Two. When Huston was six, an event occurred that would shape the rest of his life: his parents divorced. While many children have to deal with the trauma of a split, it was particularly difficult for the young John.
- Can You Say “Oedipus Complex”? Huston had a complicated relationship with his mother, and it had a little-known dark side. According to many who knew him, Huston was unhealthily obsessed with Rhea.
- Staying in Bed. Huston’s childhood got even worse after his parent’s divorce. As a young boy, he had many serious ailments, including malfunctioning kidneys and an enlarged heart.
John Huston proves an odd choice to direct, miring Annie in a sluggish, stagebound mess of an adaptation, but the kids are cute and the songs are memorable. 39. Under the Volcano (1984)