John Wayne received the Academy Award for Best Actor for which film?
John Wayne is a Hollywood icon like no other. He had been a top draw at the box office for many decades. Wayne would often portray an idealistic hero on-screen, someone that ordinary people can strive to be. He also embodies the values of strong American masculinity and rugged individualism.
Oddly enough, Wayne received his one and only Academy Award for the 1969 Western film “True Grit.” For his performance in the film as the one-eyed U.S. Marshal, he received the Academy Award for Best Actor.