John Marcellus Huston (1906–1987), was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, Moulin Rouge, The Misfits, and The Man Who Would Be King. During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, and won twice.
"I've never met such a man....He can do anything. He watches every detail from start to finish, and he never sits down. I've never been so happy with a director in my life."~Ava Gardner, "Living With Miss G" by Mearene Jordan. George Cukor was her second favorite director next to John Huston.