We know plenty about John Wayne. He was strong, opinionated, larger-than-life and a force to be reckoned with as an actor and a man. On the big screen, portraying tough, no-nonsense cowboys, soldiers, lawmen and gunslingers he was elevated to the status of cultural icon. He embodied the myth, the legend and the history of the Old West, pioneer grit and the American spirit.
But there are still quite a few things we don’t know about The Duke. Thanks to John Wayne Enterprises for these little-known tidbits and fun facts about America’s most iconic cowboy.