Quiz: Can You Identify These John Wayne Movies From Just One Shot?
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Can You Identify These John Wayne Movies From Just One Shot?
By: Olivia Cantor
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About This Quiz

"You better start packin' a handgun" if you wanna ace this quiz! If you know where that John Wayne quote came from, then you certainly will know many of his classic films.

John Wayne is the quintessential American movie hero. He rose to prominence by appearing in many western films, during specific eras when America was looking for a hero, and a role model for inspiration. As he gained fame during the 1940s up to the 1970s, John Wayne was literally at the forefront of American pop culture that somehow gave some inspiration and hope to viewers embroiled in various social issues of those eras.

To be a movie star during the time of World War II is something else, and he was able to pull it off. Of course, he paid his dues, too, having premature fame but wasn't able to sustain it. Patience and perseverance pushed him to become a star, and this real life ethos of his also showed in almost all of his films. No wonder audiences loved him -- viewers of all ages, of all sexes and various races. 

If you're a true fan, grit your teeth -- and self -- and take this screenshot test. Try to see if you can name the film based on some clues and a scene from it. Ready? Fire!

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Which film is this, which won Wayne an Academy Award?
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John Wayne made a name for himself in western films like this one. What’s the title?
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John Ford directed this one. What’s the title?
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James Stewart co-starred with John Wayne in this one. What’s the title?
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This is one of the quintessential John Wayne war films. What’s the title?
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A big hit among western movie lovers, this is one of their often-cited favorite westerns. What’s the title?
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This is another World War II-set film for John Wayne. What’s the title?
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What's the title of this Howard Hawks-directed western?
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This one is always hailed as the best western movie ever made by the John Ford and John Wayne tandem. What’s the title?
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Would you believe that this is a rom-com? What’s the title?
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What’s the title of this famous battle film?
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John Wayne also played non-western and non-war hero characters, such as in this film. What's the title?
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This was John Wayne’s very last film, but one of his greatest, too. What’s the title?
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Mia Farrow's dad directed this one. What's the title?
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This film was John Wayne's first leading role ever. What's the title?
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This is part of the so-called cavalry trilogy. What’s the title?
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John Wayne also started producing films, and this was his first producer credit. What's the title?
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This was one of the 5 films John Wayne made with director Howard Hawks. What’s the title?
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This film was set in the Pacific, but it was shot in Florida. What's the title?
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This is the second film in the cavalry trilogy. What’s the title?
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John Wayne also appeared in Vietnam War-era set films such as this one. What’s the title?
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This western is actually a comedy! What's the title?
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What’s the title of this World War II film?
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This is one of John Wayne’s popular films during the 1940s. What’s the title?
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John Wayne was also a hero in many World War II-set films. Which one is this?
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This was western film director George Sherman's last film. What is it?
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This one was director Howard Hawks' last film. What's the title?
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Hollywood's Golden Age director Michael Curtiz directed this one. What's the title?
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This is John Wayne' second film with Kirk Douglas. What's the title?
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This interesting "male bonding" film that might predate "Young Guns," somewhat. What's the title?
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Would you believe John Wayne also played Genghis Khan? It's in this film, which is called what?
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This biopic was John Ford's tribute to screenwriter Spig Wead. What's the title?
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This submarine story popularly floated at the box office. What's the title?
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Of course John Wayne had to be in the ensemble cast of a grand MGM epic western film. What's the title of this one?
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John Wayne also had a brief role in a Biblical epic film. What's the title of this one?
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This one is noted as John Wayne’s last film to be shot in black and white. What’s the war film’s title?
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This safari adventure film is actually a rom-com. What's the title?
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While the title might be a bit cringeworthy by today's standards, it's notable because John Huston directed this one. What's the title?
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This is from another 1940s western, said to be John Wayne’s finest era for that genre. What’s the title?
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Legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille directed this one. What’s the title?
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