it was John Wayne in Sands of Iwo Jima.. the only movie where he dies
AllegedAccomplice - January 2, 2012, 4:11 am, #227177
He died in The Cowboys as well. Bruce Dern, who killed Wayne in The Cowboys, liked to say that he played the only known character to ever kill the Duke in a movie. In Sands of Iwo Jima his killer is unknown.
AllegedAccomplice - January 2, 2012, 4:27 am, #227178
But Dern's distinction as the only known character to have killed Wayne only lasted until The Shootist was made 4 years later. The Duke was sh** in the back and killed by the bartender at the end of the movie. Ron "Opie" Howard then kills the bartender.