JOHN WAYNE LONG BEFORE TRUE GRIT
True Grit is all over the place this week with the Coen brothers’ remake pulling in admirable boxoffice and numerous award nominations. In the 1969 original John Wayne played the cantankerous rooster Cogburn role and he won an Oscar. Wayne was in his 60’s then and had survived lung cancer surgery after confessing to a five pack a day habit. But once upon a time John Wayne was a handsome young actor and here’s the photo to prove it.