Director John Ford was famous for his on location westerns starring John Wayne
such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The man Who Shot
Liberty Valance (1962). He also directed the 20th-century adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath (1940). In a successful career that spanned
more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films and won four Academy
Awards for Best Director which is a record.