What movie was John Wayne’s last leading role?
– True Grit
– The Shootist
– Rooster Cogburn
He prided himself on “beating the big C” in 1964, but the cancer returned in 1979. His final film, “The Shootist” in 1976, ironically told the story of a dying gunfighter. Wayne died June 11, 1979. Source: IMDb.com
The Shootist is a 1976 American Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role. The film is based on a 1975 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout with a screenplay by Miles Hood Swarthout and Scott Hale.