Hollywood dynasties: The Hustons

By Laurie Bennett

June 12, 2013 at 8:12am

Hollywood dynasties can coalesce around a patriarch who directs movies and lives long enough to make lots of them.

The Coppolas are a current example. But before them came the Hustons, a moviemaking conglomerate led by John Huston, an actor and director described by Paul Newman as “the eccentric’s eccentric.”

Huston is the only filmmaker ever to direct both parent and child in Oscar-winning roles.

His father, Walter Huston, won best supporting actor for “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.”
His daughter, Anjelica, won best supporting actress for “Prizzi’s Honor.”

John Huston and daughter Anjelica.

John Huston and daughter Anjelica.

Huston’s son Danny is also an actor, with roles in films such as “Children of Men” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

Another son, Tony Huston, won an Oscar for his screenplay of “The Dead,” which was directed by his father and starred his sister.

“The Dead,” released in 1987, was John Huston’s last completed film. He died in 1987 at age 81, still working, still smoking despite years of suffering from emphysema.

A fourth generation carries on the tradition. Jack Huston, Tony’s son, has had roles in such movies as “Outlander” and “Factory Girl.” Cable watchers will recognize him as Richard Harrow, the masked man in “Boardwalk Empire.”

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