Author Archive for Nathan Lerner

The Making of True Grit: A Chat with Chief Location Scout Tyson Bidner

In 1969’s True Grit, a Hollywood icon established one of the most memorable characters in film history. John Wayne portrayed Reuben “Rooster” Cogburn, a grizzled, corpulent, whiskey-guzzling U.S. Marshal, who sported a distinctive eye-patch. Throughout Wayne’s career, he had created a screen image as a wholesome, reliably straight-laced hero. Ironically, Wayne garnered his only [...]