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How John Wayne Made True Grit an Instant Classic

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  This year marks the 50th anniversary of what some would argue is John Wayne's most iconic role, as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. to celebrate his Oscar-winning turn as the "one-eyed fat man," we've created an all-new edition of the John Wayne Official Collector's Edition. In Volume 29, fans of Duke will not only gain detailed insight into the making of the classic film but also a closer look at how Duke's legacy of living life with conviction continues to inspire. Below, read an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming magazine and keep an eye out for the new issue,...

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10 of the Best John Wayne Quotes

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If there's one thing John Wayne is known for, it's his candor. Many of Duke's iconic quotes continue to define his legacy to this day. In the John Wayne Official Collector's Edition, Vol. 28, we break down some of the actor's most pertinent advice, much of it gleaned from quotes like the ones below. Read on for 10 of the best John Wayne quotes and keep an eye out for Volume 28, "Duke's Code for Life"—on newsstands April 2.   1. "Whoa, take 'er easy there, Pilgrim." —The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)   2. "Courage is being scared...

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