John Ford

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 02/01/1894 († 79, 08/31/1973) | Cape Elizabeth, Maine (United States of America (USA))
John Martin Feeney (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973), known professionally as John Ford, was an Irish-American film director and naval officer. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), as well as adaptations of classic 20th century American novels such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940). He was the recipient of six Academy Awards including a record four wins for Best Director. In a career of more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although most of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's work was held in high regard by his colleagues, with Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman among those who named him one of the greatest directors of all time. Ford made frequent use of location shooting and wide shots, in which his characters were framed against a vas... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | War

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Awards & Nominations for John Ford

Legionnaire of Legion of Merit Purple Heart Presidential Medal of Freedom Directors Guild of America Award 4x Academy Award for Best Director AFI Life Achievement Award Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievements National Board of Review Award for Best Film Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 5x Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with John Ford as Actor(26)

as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2021 The Lost Film of Nuremberg
as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)2019 John Ford: The Man Who Invented America
as Self (archival footage)2017 Five Came Back
as Self (archive footage)2015 Spanish Western
as Himself (archive footage)2013 John Ford & Monument Valley
as Himself (archive footage)2006 Serenity at Sea: John Ford and the Araner
as Self (archive footage)2000 Backstory: How Green Was My Valley
as himself2000 Shooting War
as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) (unaccredited)1999 National Geographic Explorer: The Battle For Midway
as Himself (uncredited)1971 Directed by John Ford
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as Jack Dayton (as Jack Ford)1917 The Tornado
as Lt. Jack Brewer1917 The Trail of Hate
as Buck, the scrapper1917 The Scrapper
as Klansman1915 The Birth of a Nation
as John H. Watson, M.D.1914 A Study in Scarlet

Movies with John Ford as Crew(186)

Crew/Thanks1992 Unforgiven
Directing/Director1976 Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend
Production/Executive Producer1971 Vietnam! Vietnam!
Writing/Theatre Play1966 My Sister My Love
Directing/Director1966 7 Women
Production/Producer1966 7 Women
Directing/Director1965 Young Cassidy
Directing/Director1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Production/Producer1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Directing/Co-Director1963 McLintock!
Directing/Director1963 Donovan's Reef
Production/Producer1963 Donovan's Reef
Directing/Director1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Production/Producer1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Directing/Director1962 How the West Was Won
Directing/Director1962 Flashing Spikes
Directing/Director1961 Two Rode Together
Directing/Co-Director1960 The Alamo
Directing/Director1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Directing/Director1959 The Horse Soldiers
Directing/Director1959 Korea
Directing/Director1958 The Last Hurrah
Production/Producer1958 The Last Hurrah
Directing/Director1958 Gideon's Day
Directing/Director1957 The Rising of the Moon
Directing/Director1957 The Wings of Eagles
Directing/Director1956 The Searchers
Directing/Director1955 Mister Roberts
Directing/Director1955 The Long Gray Line
Directing/Co-Director1953 Hondo
Directing/Director1953 Mogambo
Directing/Director1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Directing/Director1952 The Quiet Man
Production/Producer1952 The Quiet Man
Writing/Writer1952 The Quiet Man
Directing/Director1952 What Price Glory
Directing/Director1951 This Is Korea!
Directing/Director1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Directing/Director1950 Rio Grande
Production/Producer1950 Rio Grande
Directing/Director1950 Wagon Master
Writing/Story1950 Wagon Master
Directing/Director1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Production/Executive Producer1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Production/Executive Producer1949 Mighty Joe Young
Directing/Director1948 3 Godfathers
Production/Producer1948 3 Godfathers
Directing/Director1948 Fort Apache
Production/Executive Producer1948 Fort Apache
Directing/Director1947 The Fugitive
Production/Producer1947 The Fugitive
Directing/Director1946 My Darling Clementine
Directing/Director1946 It's Your America
Directing/Director1945 They Were Expendable
Production/Producer1945 They Were Expendable
Production/Producer1945 Nazi Concentration Camps
Directing/Director1943 December 7th
Production/Producer1943 December 7th
Directing/Director1942 Sex Hygiene
Directing/Director1942 The Battle of Midway
Production/Producer1942 The Battle of Midway
Camera/Director of Photography1942 The Battle of Midway
Editing/Editor1942 The Battle of Midway
Writing/Writer1942 The Battle of Midway
Directing/Director1942 Torpedo Squadron
Directing/Director1941 Women in Defense
Production/Producer1941 Women in Defense
Directing/Director1941 Tobacco Road
Directing/Director1941 How Green Was My Valley
Directing/Director1940 The Long Voyage Home
Production/Producer1940 The Long Voyage Home
Directing/Director1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Directing/Director1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Directing/Director1939 Stagecoach
Production/Producer1939 Stagecoach
Directing/Director1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Directing/Director1938 Submarine Patrol
Directing/Director1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Directing/Co-Director1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo
Directing/Director1937 Wee Willie Winkie
Directing/Director1937 The Hurricane
Writing/Story1936 The Last Outlaw
Directing/Director1936 The Plough and the Stars
Directing/Director1936 Mary of Scotland
Directing/Director1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Directing/Director1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Production/Producer1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Directing/Director1935 Steamboat Round the Bend
Directing/Director1935 The Informer
Production/Producer1935 The Informer
Directing/Director1934 The World Moves On
Directing/Director1934 The Lost Patrol
Production/Producer1934 The Lost Patrol
Directing/Director1934 Judge Priest
Directing/Director1933 Doctor Bull
Directing/Director1933 Pilgrimage
Directing/Director1932 Air Mail
Directing/Director1932 Flesh
Production/Producer1932 Flesh
Directing/Director1931 The Brat
Directing/Director1931 Arrowsmith
Directing/Director1931 The Seas Beneath
Directing/Director1930 Up the River
Directing/Director1930 Born Reckless
Directing/Director1930 Men Without Women
Production/Producer1930 Men Without Women
Writing/Story1930 Men Without Women
Directing/Director1929 Salute
Directing/Director1929 The Black Watch
Directing/Director1929 Strong Boy
Directing/Director1928 Four Sons
Production/Producer1928 Four Sons
Directing/Director1928 Napoleon's Barber
Directing/Director1928 Riley the Cop
Production/Producer1928 Riley the Cop
Directing/Director1928 Hangman's House
Production/Producer1928 Hangman's House
Directing/Director1927 Upstream
Directing/Co-Director1927 7th Heaven
Directing/Director1927 Mother Machree
Production/Producer1927 Mother Machree
Directing/Director1926 3 Bad Men
Production/Producer1926 3 Bad Men
Directing/Director1926 The Shamrock Handicap
Production/Producer1926 The Shamrock Handicap
Directing/Co-Director1926 What Price Glory
Directing/Director1926 The Blue Eagle
Production/Producer1926 The Blue Eagle
Directing/Director1925 The Fighting Heart
Directing/Director1925 Thank You
Directing/Director1925 Kentucky Pride
Directing/Director1925 Lightnin'
Directing/Director1924 Hearts of Oak
Directing/Director1924 The Iron Horse
Production/Producer1924 The Iron Horse
Directing/Director1923 North of Hudson Bay
Directing/Director1923 Three Jumps Ahead
Writing/Writer1923 Three Jumps Ahead
Directing/Director1923 Cameo Kirby
Directing/Director1922 The Village Blacksmith
Directing/Director1921 Action
Directing/Director1921 The Wallop
Directing/Director1920 The Girl in Number 29
Directing/Director1920 Just Pals
Directing/Director1919 The Ace of the Saddle
Directing/Director1919 The Rustlers
Directing/Director1919 Gun Law
Directing/Director1919 A Fight For Love
Directing/Director1919 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Directing/Director1919 Bare Fists
Directing/Director1919 By Indian Post
Directing/Director1919 The Gun Packer
Writing/Story1919 The Gun Packer
Directing/Director1919 Roped
Directing/Director1919 The Fighting Brothers
Directing/Director1919 A Gun Fightin' Gentleman
Directing/Director1919 Rider of the Law
Directing/Director1919 The Last Outlaw
Directing/Director1919 Riders of Vengeance
Writing/Screenplay1919 Riders of Vengeance
Directing/Director1919 Marked Men
Writing/Writer1918 The Craving
Directing/Director1918 A Woman's Fool
Directing/Director1918 Three Mounted Men
Directing/Director1918 Wild Women
Directing/Director1918 Thieves' Gold
Directing/Director1918 The Phantom Riders
Directing/Director1918 The Scarlet Drop
Writing/Story1918 The Scarlet Drop
Directing/Director1918 Hell Bent
Writing/Story1918 Hell Bent
Directing/Director1917 Bucking Broadway
Directing/Director1917 The Secret Man
Directing/Director1917 Straight Shooting
Directing/Director1917 The Tornado
Writing/Writer1917 The Tornado
Directing/Director1917 The Soul Herder
Directing/Director1917 Cheyenne's Pal
Writing/Story1917 Cheyenne's Pal
Directing/Director1917 The Scrapper
Writing/Writer1917 The Scrapper
Directing/Director1917 A Marked Man
Directing/Assistant Director1915 The Broken Coin

TV Shows/Series with John Ford as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1961 Alcoa Premiere
Directing/Director1955 The Jane Wyman Show

Full Name: John Ford
Born: Thursday, 02/01 1894 (February) in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 08/31 1973 (August) in Palm Desert (aged: 79)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Portland High School
Employer: Office of Strategic Services
Children: Barbara Ford
Siblings: Francis Ford
Influenced by/Role models: The Plow That Broke the Plains
Other names for John Ford (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Commander John Ford"
"Jack Ford"
"Jack Francis"
John Ford frequently works together with these people:
John Wayne (40x, Actor)
Francis Ford (33x, Actor)
Harry Carey (31x, Actor)
Ward Bond (25x, Actor)
Jack Pennick (24x, Actor)
Vester Pegg (19x, Actor)
Edward O'Fearna (19x, Crew)
Alfred Newman (16x, Crew)
John W. Brown (16x, Crew)
Jameson Brewer (2x, Crew)

Other people with this name: John Ford

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2884, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/10/2021