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Wayne became an airport, a postage stamp and a Congressional Medal, but the iconic screen actor was beset by demons: he drank copious amounts of alcohol, smoked four to five packs of unfiltered Camels every day and was an unrepentant philanderer, having multiple affairs throughout his three ill-fated marriages... ‘The guy you see on the screen isn’t really me. I’m Duke Morrison, and I never was and never will be a film personality like John Wayne. I know him well. I’m one of his closest students. I have to be. I made a living out of him’, Wayne is quoted in a blockbuster book about the 6’4” American icon: John Wayne: The Life and Legend by Scott Eyman. ‘I’ve found the character the average man wants himself, his brother or his kid to be. It’s the same type of guy the average wife wants for her husband’, Wayne said.
originally posted by: jtma508
Oh boy. An actor is suddenly an expert on politics and culturalism. Well I'll see your John Wayne and raise you one Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.