Definition of Huston, John in US English:

Huston, John

proper noun

  • (1906–87), US movie director; an Irish citizen from 1964. After a varied background as a boxer, cavalryman, journalist, and actor, he made his debut as a movie director in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon. Other notable movies include The African Queen (1951) and Prizzi's Honor (1985). His father, Walter (1884–1950), was an actor noted for his performance in Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), and his daughter, Anjelica (1951–), had leading roles in such movies as Prizzi's Honor (1985), The Addams Family (1991), and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).


Huston, John