John Huston

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Biography

  • Birth Name: John Marcellus Huston
  • Birth Place: Nevada, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/05/1906, Leo
  • Date of Death: 08/28/1987
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; actor; producer
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John Huston Fast Facts:
  • Dropped out of high school at age 15 and became a champion amateur lightweight boxer.
  • Served a short stint as a lieutenant in the Mexican army cavalry.
  • Made his big-screen directing debut in 1941 with the noir classic The Maltese Falcon.
  • Let There Be Light — a documentary about soldiers with post-traumatic stress that he filmed while serving in World War II — was confiscated by the U.S. Army in 1946. It wasn't screened publicly until 1981.
  • Directed both his father Walter Huston's and his daughter Anjelica Huston's Oscar-winning performances, in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Prizzi's Honor (1985), respectively.
  • While Sierra Madre was filming in Mexico, the government ordered that production shut down when a newspaper published word that the movie was anti-Mexican. Filming resumed after friends interceded on Huston's behalf, and the movie went on to win numerous awards.
  • Made six films with Humphrey Bogart: The Maltese Falcon (1941), Across the Pacific (1942), Key Largo (1948), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen (1951) and Beat the Devil (1954).
  • An accomplished sculptor and painter, Huston created the label for the 1982 vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
  • With his daughter Anjelica's win for Prizzi's Honor in 1985, the Hustons became the first family with three generations of Oscar winners (he and his father, Walter, also won).
  • John Huston Relationships:
  • Allegra Huston - Stepdaughter
  • Evelyn Keyes - Ex-wife
  • Nora Eddington - Ex-significant Other
  • Zita Johann - Ex-significant Other
  • Zoe Sallis - Ex-significant Other
  • Anjelica Huston - Daughter
  • Enrica Soma - Wife (deceased)
  • Olivia de Havilland - Ex-significant Other
  • Tony Huston - Son
  • Dorothy Harvey - Ex-wife
  • Lesley Black - Ex-wife
  • Celeste Shane - Ex-wife
  • Marietta Peabody Tree - Ex-significant Other
  • Walter Huston - Father
  • Danny Huston - Son
  • Maricela Hernandez - Significant Other
  • Pablo Albarran - Son
  • Rhea Gore - Mother
  • John Huston Awards:
  • 1948 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • 1952 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1951 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1951 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1948 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Winner
  • 1974 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1950 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1951 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1949 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1941 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1964 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1975 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1957 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1951 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1963 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1950 Oscar: Best Writing (Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1965 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1940 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1941 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee

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