Cory Thomas answers our May John Wayne Questionnaire:

images-11.) What do you think is the Duke’s best black & white film? Best color film?

King of the Pecos and McLintock

2.) What do you consider to be John Wayne’s three best performances?

True Grit, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

3.) Who’s your favorite John Wayne co-star?

Maureen O’Hara

4.) What do you think is his best decade in movies?

The 60s.

5.) Would you have voted for him to win the Oscar for True Grit (1969)?

Yes. He was amazing and perfect for the part. He made that movie.

6.) Do you have a favorite film of his from his pre-stardom era (before Stagecoach in 1939)?

King of the Pecos (1936)

7.) What is your least favorite John Wayne movie?

The Conqueror

8.) What do you consider to be his most underrated movie?

Donovan’s Reef

9.) Why do you think John Wayne has remained popular to this day?

I think he has remained popular because he was a mans man. He was what men wanted to be and what women deep down think men should be. He did amazing westerns but also could add some comedy to them. I love his movies because they have stories without the swearing and vulgarity of movies today which is a nice change. Plus, he’s handsome ha ha.

10.) What John Wayne movie you’ve already seen would you like to see again right now?

The Quiet Man