John Wayne Shows That The Thug Life Ain’t a New Thing


When it comes to old school machismo and masculinity, there’s only one old hero to turn to – The Duke. John Wayne is the toughest American movie star of all time. He’s a man that don’t take no nonsense. But he’s a lousy swimming instructor…

In this clip from a 1953 western of his called Hondo, Wayne gives a pretty quick lesson on water survival in the most hands-on way possible. We bet this kid was pretty scarred after this. Hey, we know it’s just a movie, but back in the day Health & Safety wasn’t a thing and it pretty much looks like what seems to be happening – happened. There ain’t no CGI here!