1983 John Huston Tribute

John Huston received the eleventh AFI Life Achievement Award on March 3, 1983.

Three-year-old John Huston dressed as Uncle Sam for his stage debut in Dallas, 1910.

John Huston with his father, Walter, on the set of TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948).

On location for THE MISFITS (1961).

With longtime friend Ernest Hemingway in St. Jean-de-Luz, France, 1954.

With fellow AFI Life Achievement Award winner Orson Welles, whom Huston directed in MOBY DICK (1956).

"I've lived a number of lives. I'm inclined to envy the man who leads one life, with one job, and one wife, in one country, under one God. It may not be a very exciting existence, but at least by the time he's 73 he knows how old he is." -John Huston

"Much that is best in Huston's work comes of his sense of what is natural to the eye and his delicate, simple feeling for space relationships...He loathes camera rhetoric and the shot-for-shot's sake; but because he takes each moment catch-as-catch-can and is so deeply absorbed in doing the best possible thing with it he has made any number of unforgettable shots." -- James Agee, 1950.