I just happened to be listening to John Williams’ beautiful score to Wayne’s Western classic, The Cowboys (1972), when this picture popped up on my Twit timeline.
"He really got into it. The tree decoration was something fun we all did together." — Ethan Wayne pic.twitter.com/R5NYQGuVda— John Wayne Official (@JohnDukeWayne) December 3, 2016
What a towering performance Wayne gave in that picture. He should have been up for Best Actor.
Just imagine trying to make The Cowboys today. Who could possibly star in it? No one alive today could fill John Wayne’s boots. Why, it would be like making a remake of True Grit!