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Hondo Duke Lane
August 4th, 2003, 10:31 PM
I was wondering everyone. If Duke was alive today, and you were in the same room with him, and had the chance to ask him one question (any question), what would it be?
Think of it as the question to Duke of a lifetime. ;)
P.S. Robbie, you could ask Duke about the first movie he wore a toupee' :D
August 5th, 2003, 02:31 AM
Hi Hondo i'f you had only one thing to ask the duke i probably have something profound written down but say something stupid like"I'm not WORTHY!" or "GOD your BIG" and blow my chance.
Let me know what you would say to the Big Man. <_<
Hondo Duke Lane
August 5th, 2003, 10:18 PM
I'm still thinking about that as well. That's a very improtant event, and I like you don't won't screw it up. I will answer a little later. I just watched a movie and thought about what I would love to ask Duke if I had that moment, so I'm still thinking about it. I know it's kinda silly, but I admire that man so much, I want to make a profound impression on him.
Cheers, Hondo B)
August 6th, 2003, 01:33 AM
CHANCE :rolleyes: HONDO :rolleyes:
It really is a hard question to answer :( So I will try my best in two parts :huh:
1. If I knew of the meeting in advance :unsure: At least I would try to wear the proper cloths for such a meeting ( and you know us women and our hair) and then just worry and freak out until it would be the time :blink: Butterfly's in the tummy would be more like five or six knights trying to slay a Dragon :ph34r: I could plan on some real intelligent question until the Duke stepped infront of me and my brain would go :blink:
2. If it just happend :rolleyes: Well thats another story :rolleyes: My mind would just instantly go :blink:
and I would be at a total loss :( Then after I would just hate myself :( Then go look in the mirrior and see how my hair looked at the time of the meeting :( And how I was dressed at the time :( Then I would most likely cry :( :blink:
I think that's about the way it would go :unsure:
August 8th, 2003, 02:42 PM
Just bringing this one back to the top :huh:
I would like to see some other thoughts on this topic :unsure:
August 8th, 2003, 06:00 PM
Your actually right I would ask him that but I am more concerned about what his co-stars felt, and was he worried about it blowing off at anytime and was it not a constant pain.
This is a genuine answer.
August 9th, 2003, 02:57 PM
My question would be this - and then my hair would turn white:
"So let's get back to 1930 for a moment. You're 23 years old, just out of school, you're a simple prop-boy with absolutely NO acting experience whatsoever. Sound is new, Wide Screen is new. They even give you a new name you have to get familiar with. They even send you to embarrassing promotion tours. You'll have to carry the whole picture - which is the biggest gamble of Fox Pictures yet. Now how and where and when did you get confidence enough to pull that one off?!?"
But I'd drop dead before I'd hear an answer.
Hondo Duke Lane
August 9th, 2003, 03:35 PM
I have been thinking of a way to answer my own question for a while, and I am ready to do this now.
Mr. Wayne, oh you want me to call you Duke? OK, Duke, you have influenced so many people with your works on film, and your works with many organizations. You went against the odds, and put up with a lot of crap, to get where you are. You have been friends with so many people on the televison screen as well as the big screen. You touched so many in the world with the ways you show how you love America. You believed in this country and those who served it by supporting them in your projects. Most of all, you played John Wayne and made no bones about it. Duke, How do you think you've influenced this world for the better around you and how would you want people to remember you after you leave this ole world?
I guess I would also drop dead like itdo, before he'd answer it as well. :)
And I know that I cheated by asking a two part question in this, but I just can't ask one question to the Duke. :rolleyes:
Cheers, Hondo B)
August 9th, 2003, 05:55 PM
Mr. Wayne, may I have the honor of shaking the hand of a true American Icon and Patriot!
August 9th, 2003, 07:14 PM
"Hello Mr. Wayne. Its...uh...um...how many....um...where was....er....did you..uh..ever...arg...it's a real honor to meet you, Sir!" all kidding aside, I would ask him if his trademark walk was how he always walked or if he developed it as part of his persona. What ever the answer, it sure worked for him. dukefan1
August 10th, 2003, 12:43 AM
"Mr. Wayne, I'm certainly glad to meet you. Would you like to join me for a drink?" (as I casually pull a bottle of Commemorative Tequila out of my coat pocket)
If he answered, "Yes," I would continue with, "If you can spare a little time, I sure would love to talk to you about old times. By the way, have you had a chance to visit www.dukewayne.com, and see what many of your best, most loyal fans are saying about you?" :rolleyes:
With knees a'knockin' and looking for a rest room :unsure: ,
Hondo Duke Lane
August 15th, 2003, 02:46 AM
Are there any others who would like to answer this question. I am sure there are many who want to ask Duke a question if he was alive today. I might add this to respond to. What do you think would say about this country and things going on around here?
i.e. California politics, the terroist attack, the state of the ecomony, technology (like DVD's, computers, internet, cable, music), etc.
Just something to add to this day of John Wayne.
Cheers, Hondo B)
August 15th, 2003, 07:23 AM
As a true blue Duke fan I don't think he would like"Hip Hop"at all <_< As for the politics....I know he would be behind America even if he did not agree B) As for the internet and alot of other tecno gimik's I would believe his opinion would be that of like my Grandparents :o And I would not expect any more or less :huh: He would still be my Hero :D
August 15th, 2003, 08:37 AM
my question would be
mr wayne could you tell me how long did it take you to learn to ride your horses and did you fall off them often?
August 16th, 2003, 06:24 AM
I would like to be able to tell Mr. Wayne that in my 21 years of military service that his image that he built in the movie buisness still guides young Marines and Soldiers today. And I would just like to shake your hand and say "Thank You Sir!"
August 17th, 2003, 04:36 PM
Thats an interesting statement Brian coming from a military man. It goes to show that there seems to be no bad feeling in general by military men past and present of the Duke because he didn't serve in the second world war.
Brian and Chester and any other military people on this board is that a fair statement to make what was the feelings towards Duke of servicemen past and present have you any personal stories.
I know that the director Oliver Stone was so taken by Dukes performance in "Sands of Iwo Jima" that he signed up. But it was Dukes movie "The Green Berets" which annoyed him and influenced him into making "Born on the fourth of July".
Hondo Duke Lane
August 30th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Are there any others who would like a chance to talk to Duke, and tell us what question you'd ask John Wayne?
Cheers, Hondo B)
A Girl Named Jen
August 31st, 2003, 06:00 PM
Hiya Hondo - I'll answer since you moved this up. To borrow from one of Duke's films, I think I'd grab his arm, and when he'd look at me with that squint-eyed questioning look of his, with a smile just below the surface, I'd say, "Oh, I'm sorry. Would you mind if I felt your arm?"
Heh. Actually, my moment would probably go a lot like Monique's... I'd probably act like a dork and say something really stupid. Like "Omigosh! You're SOOOOO cool!" :headbonk:
Jay J. Foraker
March 17th, 2005, 01:01 PM
I keep going back to the older topics and finding something to bring up front!!!
I would probably say "Hello, Mr. Wayne." Then the cat would most likely get my tongue - I'd be at a total lost for words.
Cheers - Jay :unsure: :headbonk:
William T Brooks
March 17th, 2005, 04:36 PM
I talked to him several times in the late 1940s and then in the 1970s and he was very EZ to talk to and he even went out of his way to make it that way! He did like a good joke :D about one of his Films and like to talk about his Gun Collection and Maureen O'Hara! :wub: Chilibill
March 21st, 2005, 05:56 PM
If I had the chance to talk to the Duke I would ask him if he would share some of his behind the scene stories from the movies he made with John Ford and Ford's company of regulars he used in several of his movies. Especially Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. After I read Harry Carey's book "In the Company of Heroes" I have just wanted to hear more, and I'll bet the Duke had some good ones to tell. Then I would ask to shake his huge hand and thank him for being such a positive role model for generations of people and a "True" hero.
Then I would be stunned for days......
March 21st, 2005, 07:17 PM
What Baby Sister said. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall for one of those late night card games with Duke, Ford, Bond, et al while they were out in the middle of the desert and hear the stories, lies, and tall tales as they were telling them. That would be wonderful. However, I don't think I'd ever want to meet any of my heroes- even Duke- for fear of being disappointed and me probably saying a commonplace or downright dumb thing like, "I loved you in The Barbarian and the Geisha."
March 23rd, 2005, 01:54 AM
I think I'd ask him who his favorite co-star was. That or who his favorite leading lady was. (always did kinda wonder if he followed the NFL too).
March 31st, 2005, 08:37 AM
I've been viewing these entries on this topic and may I state for the record, this was an excellent topic question to be posted. (Three cheers)
All questions submitted have been good ideas as well. We do have an excellent group of folks here at our message board and I'm proud to be among you.
I guess it's time for me to chime in with my question for the Duke.
I suppose I would start by thanking him for his time to make our meeting possible. I would proceed to let him know that his career had been most inspiring to me and to most people that I know. I realize that some folks, in this world, were not as appreciative but we wouldn't speak of a minority squeal.
Having said all of that, after all the entertainment that he had provided me and my family, throughout our lifetime. I did have one question for him. "First of all, I'm buying the drinks and my question is: What is it... that I can do for you?" - Ben
You folks have a great day.
The Ringo Kid
April 1st, 2005, 12:28 PM
:cowboy: I'd have to ask him two questions: Why he decided to be in that awful movie that was filmed where they had tested nucllear weapons? This is the one in wqhich he played Gengis Kahn I think? Why did he not make a Korean War movie where he would have been in the Infantry or Armored forces?