The Question: John Wayne won his only Best Actor award for what movie?
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Although John Wayne appeared in more than 150 movies over the course of his decades-long career, only one earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor. That movie was the 1969 Western “True Grit,” which featured Wayne (nicknamed “the Duke”) as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn. Wayne had been nominated 20 years earlier for Best Actor for the movie “Sands of Iwo Jima,” but he lost to “All the King’s Men” star Broderick Crawford.
The correct answer is True Grit.