Marion Mitchell Morrison, born Marion Robert Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and has become an enduring American icon. He is notable for his distinctive voice, walk and height.
John Wayne appears on the set of Taxi Driver in "The Best Christmas Story Never". When Stan has to take over filming Taxi Driver he criticizes Robert De Niro's acting. De Niro walks off the set, leaving John Wayne to take the role of Travis Bickle.