John Ford

John Ford

John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath (1940). His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley (1941), 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.
    Known for
    Directing
    Place of birth
    Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA
    Birthday
    2/1/1894
My Name Is John Ford, I Make Westerns
6
The Bandit's Wager
The Bandit's Wager
5
The Scrapper
The Scrapper
4.5
Serenity at Sea: John Ford and the Araner
Serenity at Sea: John Ford and the Araner
0
The Trail of Hate
5.5
The Tornado
The Tornado
5.5
Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
5.7
The Size of Legends, The Soul of Myth
0
Show-Business at War
Show-Business at War
7
A Study in Scarlet
A Study in Scarlet
6
Omnibus: John Ford, Part One
Omnibus: John Ford, Part One
0
John Ford & Monument Valley
John Ford & Monument Valley
1
Backstory: 'How Green Was My Valley'
Backstory: 'How Green Was My Valley'
0
Monument Valley: John Ford Country
Monument Valley: John Ford Country
0
Shooting War
Shooting War
5.9
The American West of John Ford
The American West of John Ford
6.3
Big Time
Big Time
6
The Broken Coin
The Broken Coin
6
Five Came Back
Five Came Back
7.9
Fonda on Fonda
6
National Geographic Explorer: The Battle For Midway
National Geographic Explorer: The Battle For Midway
0
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
7.9
The Screen Director
6
John Ford: The Man Who Invented America
John Ford: The Man Who Invented America
6.5
Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery
Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery
6
Ton Diagonismon Dia Thn Anadixin Tis Star Ellas
0
Directed by John Ford
Directed by John Ford
6.8
John Wayne's 'The Alamo'
6
The Purple Mask
The Purple Mask
0
Filmmakers for the Prosecution
Filmmakers for the Prosecution
0
AFI Life Achievement Award: 50th Anniversary Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: 50th Anniversary Special
8
The Horse Soldiers
The Horse Soldiers
7
Spanish Western
Spanish Western
5.7
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
7.5
The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
6
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