John Wayne’s monumental film career spanned five decades. He appeared in more than 175 films, more than a dozen directed by John Ford
alone. For an entire generation, he was Hollywood’s biggest and most durable box-office star. Incredibly versatile, John Wayne starred in
just about every genre Hollywood offered: war movies, romantic comedies, police dramas, histories.
In 1979, John Wayne was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. A year later, President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Presidential Medal of
Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. John Wayne is among only a handful of individuals who have received both the Presidential Medal of Freedom
and the Congressional Gold Medal.
The John Wayne legend lives on to this day. John Wayne still appears in the Harris Poll’s annual listings of America’s favorite movie stars, ranking
second in the 2014 poll. He has the distinction of being the only actor to be on this list every year since 1994.
This remarkable Royal Bobbles John Wayne WWII bobblehead celebrates his many heroic roles in World War II films, and recognized the “Greatest Generation”.