81 (passed away Aug. 28th, 1987)
Aug. 5th, 1906
Nevada, Missouri, USA
John Huston's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1986 - Momo
1985 - The Black Cauldron
1982 - Annie
1982 - Cannery Row
1979 - Winter Kills
1979 - Wise Blood
1975 - The Wind and the Lion
1975 - Breakout
1974 - Chinatown
1973 - Battle for the Planet of the Apes
1972 - The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
1971 - Man in the Wilderness
1970 - The Kremlin Letter
1970 - Myra Breckinridge
1968 - Candy
1966 - The Bible: In the Beginning...
1963 - The Cardinal
1963 - The List of Adrian Messenger
1962 - Freud
1961 - The Misfits
1956 - Moby Dick
1948 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1943 - Report from the Aleutians
Guest TV Roles
John Huston was a man of many interests - painting, boxing, sculpture, gambling, fox-hunting, etc. He had four children: Tony and Angelica (with Ricki Soma), Danny (with another woman), and Allegra (Ricki with another man, but Huston raised the girl after Ricki died in a car crash). Huston wrote a somewhat sanitized autobiography in 1980 (friends who read it said, "Good book, John - who's it about?").
- At one time he kept a pet monkey. His wife of the time, 'Evelyn Keyes' (qv), became fed up with the noise and the mess and told Huston that either she or the monkey would have to leave. "Honey," replied Huston, "it's you!"
- Father-in-law of 'Pat Delaney (I)' (qv).
- Interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever), Hollywood, California, USA.
- Became an Honorary Doctor of Literature at the Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland in 1964.
- In his 2008 memoir. "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History," producer 'Walter Mirisch' (qv) says that he vetoed Huston's desire to use his daughter 'Anjelica Huston' (qv) as his leading lady opposite 'John Hurt' (qv) in _Sinful Davey (1969)_ (qv), the story of a Scottish rakehell. Mirisch was worried that the inexperienced Angelica, who had appeared in only one other film at the time, _A Walk with Love and Death (1969)_ (qv), also directed by her father, would have to adopt a Scottish accent for the role. In addition, Mirisch felt that "...her appearance was rather more Italian than Scottish, and in stature she towered over John Hurt. John [Huston] and I then had a serious falling out about casting Angelica." (For the record, Angelica is officially listed as 5' 10" tall and Hurt at 5' 9".) The producer and his director butted heads over Huston's insistence that his daughter play the female lead, but Huston finally capitulated, and 'Pamela Franklin' (qv) was cast instead. (Angelica Huston appears in the finished film in an uncredited bit part.) The picture flopped, but Mirisch believed that the casting of the leading lady had nothing to do with it.
- He was first considered to star as the blind monk Jorge De Burgos in _Der Name der Rose (1986)_ (qv). He accepted the part but had to leave due to his bad health.
- Was originally supposed to direct _Quo Vadis (1951)_ (qv), but walked out following arguments about the script. He was replaced by 'Mervyn LeRoy' (qv).
- He and his father 'Walter Huston' (qv) are the first Oscar-winning father-son couple. They are also the first father-son couple to be Oscar-nominated the same year (1941) and the first to win the same year (1949).