"If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order." So said President Eisenhower in one of the most well known United Nations quotes of our times. Few would argue that the UN is a hot button politically; its worth tested and questioned time and time again since it was founded in 1945. Still, the UN soldiers on and United Nations quotes lead us to understand its ongoing role as the world's peacekeepers and international police force.
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Born Marion Morrison, John Wayne was the son of a pharmacist. Wayne got into acting after becoming a friend of actor Tom Mix who got him a job as a prop man in exchange for football tickets to USC, where Wayne played. He became friends of director John Ford who got him bit parts. He made 70 low-budget B westerns before Ford cast him in Stagecoach, which made him a star. He went on to appear in a string of major motion pictures, including The Alamo, The Green Berets and Fort Apache. He is perhaps best known for his role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, which earned him an Oscar.
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