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Thursday, January 24, 2019

3 Times When John Wayne Did His Own Stunts (Donovan's Reef/ The War Wagon/ Big Jake) (video)

One stunt often attributed to Duke that he DIDN'T do...

...was the four-rail-fence horse jump in TRUE GRIT (1969).

Halfway during the jump the scene cuts away to a stuntman with his face away from the camera.
Rest assured, if Duke had done that jump...we'd have seen his face the whole time.

That's why Quentin Tarantino hired stuntwoman Zoe Bell for DEATH PROOF... that you could see her face during this entire stunt sequence.

But despite his failing health in the early 60s and beyond...
...John Wayne was known to sometimes handle a stunt himself.

1. Donovan's Reef (1963)
2. The War Wagon (1967)
3. Big Jake (1971)

Not bad for a "fat old man" (as he's described in True Grit)...with one lung!

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