COEN BROS GO WEST: True GritFebruary 15, 2011
The only Academy Award (nicknamed as Oscar) given to Duke (Mr. Marion Mitchell Morrison) was for his main role in the 1969 first adaptation of Charles Portis’ 1968 novel True Grit:
Joel Cohen and Ethan Cohen have just released their own adaptation of the same novel, with Jeff Bridges in the role played by Duke (Yes, Mr. John Wayne: “He Was Ugly. He Was Strong. And He Had Dignity”) depicting a US Marshall hired by a puritan girl and helped by an officer, played here by Matt Damon. All of them will have their true grit tested in this renewed version of a pure western film.