True Grit

Trivia: The hat band on John Wayne's hat once belonged to Gary Cooper. It was a gift to John from Cooper.

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Trivia: John Wayne won his only Oscar for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in this movie.

Trivia: For good luck, John Wayne wore a new eye patch every day.

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Trivia: The famous shoot out between Duke and the outlaws in the valley was done twice. The long shots and most of the riding was done for Duke by his stunt double Chuck Roberson. Duke came back an did all the close ups on a horse being pulled by a camera.

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Trivia: John Ford after seeing True Grit said "Harry (Hathaway) didn't know if he was going to do a comedy or a western, so he did both. No one ever talked like that in the real west."

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