What movie was John Wayne’s last leading role?
– True Grit
– The Shootist
– Rooster Cogburn
Marion Michael Morrison was John “Duke” Wayne to his global millions of fans. He rose to stardom in the 1939 film “Stagecoach” and would go on to star in over 250 movies.
He prided himself on “beating the big C” in 1964, but the cancer returned in 1979. His final film, “The Shootist” in 1976, ironically told the story of a dying gunfighter. Wayne died June 11, 1979. Source: IMDb.com
The Shootist is a 1976 American Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role. The film is based on a 1975 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout with a screenplay by Miles Hood Swarthout and Scott Hale.