John Huston

John Huston

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1906-08-05
Deathday: 1987-08-28 (81 years old)

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Biography

John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and visual artist. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972), The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Prizzi's Honor (1985).


In his early years, Huston studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris. He explored the visual aspects of his films throughout his career, sketching each scene on paper beforehand, then carefully framing his characters during the shooting. While most directors rely on post-production editing to shape their final work, Huston instead created his films while they were being shot, with little editing needed. Some of Huston's films were adaptations of important novels, often depicting an "heroic quest," as in Moby Dick, or The Red Badge of Courage. In many films, different groups of people, while struggling toward a common goal, would become doomed, forming "destructive alliances," giving the films a dramatic and visual tension. Many of his films involved themes such as religion, meaning, truth, freedom, psychology, colonialism, and war.


Huston has been referred to as "a titan", "a rebel", and a "renaissance man" in the Hollywood film industry. Author Ian Freer describes him as "cinema's Ernest Hemingway"—a filmmaker who was "never afraid to tackle tough issues head on." During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, winning twice. He directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins.


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Filmography

All 162

Movies 146

Self 51

Director 43

Writter 20

TV Shows 16

Narrator 8

Producer 2

Voice 1

Self
John Huston: Adventures of a Free Soul

John Huston: Adventures of a Free Soul (2021)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Babenco: Tell Me When I Die

Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (2020)

Movie
Jake Hannaford
The Other Side of the Wind

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

Movie
Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
Anjelica Huston on James Joyce: A Shout in the Street

Anjelica Huston on James Joyce: A Shout in the Street (2017)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Arthur Miller: Writer

Arthur Miller: Writer (2017)

Movie
6
Self (archive footage)
Five Came Back

Five Came Back (2017)

Movie
Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
And the Oscar Goes to...

And the Oscar Goes to... (2014)

Movie
Self
The Cost of Living: Creating the Prowler

The Cost of Living: Creating the Prowler (2011)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen

Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen (2010)

Movie
Self / Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon
Huston's Gamble

Huston's Gamble (2006)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Filmmakers vs. Tycoons

Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Discovering Treasure: The Story of 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'

Discovering Treasure: The Story of 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' (2003)

Movie
Self - Director (archive footage)
Making 'The Misfits'

Making 'The Misfits' (2002)

Movie
Self
Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies

Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies (2001)

Movie
Self
Federico Fellini's Autobiography

Federico Fellini's Autobiography (2000)

Movie
6
Self (archive footage)
Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery

Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery (1998)

Movie
Self - Director
Bogart: The Untold Story

Bogart: The Untold Story (1997)

Movie
Self
Bogart: Here's Looking at You, Kid

Bogart: Here's Looking at You, Kid (1997)

Movie
Glennon (archive footage) (uncredited)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker

Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)

Movie
Self
Welles' Language

Welles' Language (1990)

Movie
Self
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick

John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1989)

Movie
Writer
Mr. North

Mr. North (1988)

Movie
Self
John Huston and the Dubliners

John Huston and the Dubliners (1988)

Movie
Self
Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures (1988)

TV Show
Soul Collector
Mr. Corbett's Ghost

Mr. Corbett's Ghost (1987)

Movie
Director
The Dead

The Dead (1987)

Movie
6
Meister Hora
Momo

Momo (1986)

Movie
Self
Directed by William Wyler

Directed by William Wyler (1986)

Movie
Narrator (voice)
The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron (1985)

Movie
6.5
Director
Prizzi's Honor

Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Movie
1
Narrator (US Version)
Epic

Epic (1985)

Movie
Self
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1985)

Movie
Self
Notes from Under the Volcano

Notes from Under the Volcano (1984)

Movie
Self
Observations Under the Volcano

Observations Under the Volcano (1984)

Movie
Director
Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano (1984)

Movie
Himself
Buñuel

Buñuel (1984)

Movie
Father Cadenas
A Minor Miracle

A Minor Miracle (1983)

Movie
Larry Geller, M.D.
Lovesick

Lovesick (1983)

Movie
1
Self - Flynn's Director - 'Roots Of Heaven'
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler

Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler (1983)

Movie
Self - Host
American Caesar

American Caesar (1983)

Movie
Director
Annie

Annie (1982)

Movie
5.25
Interviewee
Creativity with Bill Moyers: John Huston

Creativity with Bill Moyers: John Huston (1982)

Movie
Self
Lights, Camera, Annie!

Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982)

Movie
Narrator
Cannery Row

Cannery Row (1982)

Movie
Director
Escape to Victory

Escape to Victory (1981)

Movie
Self
Agee

Agee (1980)

Movie
Director
Phobia

Phobia (1980)

Movie
Clarke Hill
Head On

Head On (1980)

Movie
Gandalf
The Return of the King

The Return of the King (1980)

Movie
7
Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

Happy Birthday, Marilyn! (1980)

Movie
Grandfather
Wise Blood

Wise Blood (1979)

Movie
Self - Guest
City Lights: John Huston

City Lights: John Huston (1979)

Movie
Ralph Richards
Jaguar Lives!

Jaguar Lives! (1979)

Movie
Pa Kegan
Winter Kills

Winter Kills (1979)

Movie
Director
Love and Bullets

Love and Bullets (1979)

Movie
Jerzy Colsowicz
The Visitor

The Visitor (1979)

Movie
Self
B.Traven: A Mystery Solved

B.Traven: A Mystery Solved (1978)

Movie
Nathan Randall
The Word

The Word (1978)

TV Show
Edward
The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle (1978)

Movie
Sean O'Hara
The Biggest Battle

The Biggest Battle (1978)

Movie
Gandalf The Grey
The Hobbit

The Hobbit (1977)

Movie
9
Hogan
Angela

Angela (1977)

Movie
Ambassador Henderson Granville
The Rhinemann Exchange

The Rhinemann Exchange (1977)

TV Show
Ned Turner
Tentacles

Tentacles (1977)

Movie
8
Narrator
Hollywood on Trial

Hollywood on Trial (1976)

Movie
Prof. Moriarty
Sherlock Holmes in New York

Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)

Movie
Director
Independence

Independence (1976)

Movie
Ringmaster
Circasia

Circasia (1976)

Movie
Director
The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Movie
5.33
John Hay
The Wind and the Lion

The Wind and the Lion (1975)

Movie
Harris Wagner
Breakout

Breakout (1975)

Movie
Self (archive footage) / Self
Spécial cinéma

Spécial cinéma (1974)

TV Show
Noah Cross
Chinatown

Chinatown (1974)

Movie
6.14
Director
The MacKintosh Man

The MacKintosh Man (1973)

Movie
The Lawgiver
Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Movie
5.41
Self
The American Film Institute Salute to ...

The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1973)

TV Show
Director
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

Movie
Director
Fat City

Fat City (1972)

Movie
6.19
Captain Henry
Man in the Wilderness

Man in the Wilderness (1971)

Movie
Narrator
Appointment With Destiny

Appointment With Destiny (1971)

TV Show
Director
The Last Run

The Last Run (1971)

Movie
Sleigh
The Bridge in the Jungle

The Bridge in the Jungle (1971)

Movie
General Miles
The Deserter

The Deserter (1970)

Movie
Buck Loner
Myra Breckinridge

Myra Breckinridge (1970)

Movie
Narrator
The Journey of Robert Kennedy

The Journey of Robert Kennedy (1970)

Movie
Director
The Kremlin Letter

The Kremlin Letter (1970)

Movie
Director
Ride This Way Grey Horse

Ride This Way Grey Horse (1970)

Movie
Director
A Walk with Love and Death

A Walk with Love and Death (1969)

Movie
The Abbe
De Sade

De Sade (1969)

Movie
Director
Sinful Davey

Sinful Davey (1969)

Movie
Dr. Arnold Dunlap
Candy

Candy (1968)

Movie
9
Self
Rocky Road to Dublin

Rocky Road to Dublin (1968)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

TV Show
Director
Reflections in a Golden Eye

Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Movie
M / General MacTarry / Director
Casino Royale

Casino Royale (1967)

Movie
Self
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe

The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966)

Movie
Noah
The Bible: In the Beginning...

The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Movie
Narrator
ABC Stage 67

ABC Stage 67 (1966)

TV Show
Director
The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Movie
4
Self
Hollywood and the Stars

Hollywood and the Stars (1964)

Movie
Self
On the Trail of the Iguana

On the Trail of the Iguana (1964)

Movie
Glennon
The Cardinal

The Cardinal (1963)

Movie
Self
Hollywood and the Stars

Hollywood and the Stars (1963)

TV Show
Director
The List of Adrian Messenger

The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

Movie
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) / Director
Freud: The Secret Passion

Freud: The Secret Passion (1962)

Movie
Self
The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show (1962)

TV Show
Director
The Misfits

The Misfits (1961)

Movie
7
Director
The Unforgiven

The Unforgiven (1960)

Movie
Self
Face to Face

Face to Face (1959)

TV Show
Director
The Roots of Heaven

The Roots of Heaven (1958)

Movie
Director
The Barbarian and the Geisha

The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

Movie
Director
A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Movie
Self
Tonight Starring Jack Paar

Tonight Starring Jack Paar (1957)

TV Show
Director
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Movie
Director
Moby Dick

Moby Dick (1956)

Movie
10
Director
Beat the Devil

Beat the Devil (1953)

Movie
6
Self
The Oscars

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Director
Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge (1952)

Movie
6
Director
The African Queen

The African Queen (1952)

Movie
5.5
Director
The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Movie
Producer
The Prowler

The Prowler (1951)

Movie
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Screen Director

The Screen Director (1951)

Movie
Screenplay / Director / Producer
The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Movie
3.71
Director
We Were Strangers

We Were Strangers (1949)

Movie
6
Director
Key Largo

Key Largo (1948)

Movie
1
Self / Self (archive footage)
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)

TV Show
6
Director
On Our Merry Way

On Our Merry Way (1948)

Movie
American in Tampico in White Suit (uncredited) / Screenplay / Director
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Movie
5.58
Director
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light (1946)

Movie
Writer
The Killers

The Killers (1946)

Movie
4
Writer
The Stranger

The Stranger (1946)

Movie
Writer
Three Strangers

Three Strangers (1946)

Movie
Writer
Know Your Enemy: Japan

Know Your Enemy: Japan (1945)

Movie
Narrator
San Pietro

San Pietro (1945)

Movie
Writer
Dark Waters

Dark Waters (1944)

Movie
Director
Tunisian Victory

Tunisian Victory (1944)

Movie
Narrator
Report from the Aleutians

Report from the Aleutians (1943)

Movie
Director
Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific (1942)

Movie
Director
Winning Your Wings

Winning Your Wings (1942)

Movie
Director
In This Our Life

In This Our Life (1942)

Movie
6
Screenplay / Director
The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Movie
5.17
Writer
Sergeant York

Sergeant York (1941)

Movie
1
Writer
High Sierra

High Sierra (1941)

Movie
5.78
Writer
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Movie
Writer
Juarez

Juarez (1939)

Movie
Writer
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Movie
6
Writer
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Movie
Writer
Jezebel

Jezebel (1938)

Movie
3.5
Writer
It Happened in Paris

It Happened in Paris (1935)

Movie
Writer
Death Drives Through

Death Drives Through (1935)

Movie
Writer
The Mighty Barnum

The Mighty Barnum (1934)

Movie
Writer
Law and Order

Law and Order (1932)

Movie
Writer
Murders in the Rue Morgue

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Movie
5.73
Writer
A House Divided

A House Divided (1931)

Movie
Writer
The Storm

The Storm (1930)

Movie
Church Member (uncredited)
Hell's Heroes

Hell's Heroes (1929)

Movie
Actor
Two Americans

Two Americans (1929)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Saga of Western Man

Saga of Western Man

TV Show
Self - Narrator
Cities

Cities

TV Show

Ratings

Average 5.8
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Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1906-08-05

Deathday
1987-08-28 (81 years old)

Place of birth
Nevada, United States of America

Religion
atheism

Height
187-centimeter

Relationships
Celeste Shane (1972-08-01 - 1977-01-01), Enrica Soma (1950-03-01 - 1969-01-29), Dorothy Harvey (1925-01-01 - 1933-01-01), Evelyn Keyes (1946-07-23 - 1950-01-01), Lesley Black (1937-01-01 - 1945-01-01)

Children
Tony Huston, Allegra Huston, Danny Huston, Anjelica Huston

Father
Walter Huston

Mother
Rhea Gore

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
John Marcellus Huston, Τζον Χιούστον, 존 휴스턴, Джон Хьюстон

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Legionnaire of Legion of Merit, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, AFI Life Achievement Award, Golden Lion, Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Director


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