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New John Wayne Documentary Premieres on Reelz this Sunday, March 26

John Wayne was a legendary actor and an embodiment of America itself. But he also spent much of his life quietly tormented, desperately trying to measure up to the towering Hollywood persona he had crafted. While he played men who always do the right thing on camera, his real life was far more complicated. With a storied career spanning nearly five decades in the movie business, Wayne experienced Hollywood’s lowest lows and highest highs, from box office bombs to winning an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for True Grit. But the bigger Wayne became on screen, the more he grappled with feeling like an impostor. Through all the emotional turmoil, Wayne used his experiences to build a heroic character that inspired himself and entire generations of audiences. Sharing their personal stories of Wayne are The Shootist co-star Ron Howard, Dennis Miller, director Peter Bogdanovich, and his son, Ethan Wayne, who shares his favorite memories of his father, as well as tales of working with him on the movie Big Jake.

John Wayne: Cowboys & Demons premieres on Sunday, March 26 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and is produced by AMS Pictures. 

Click here to view the full press release from REELZ.

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