When Soviet Assassins Came After John Wayne, He Apparently Knew Exactly What To Do

Image: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

It seems like the plot of a thriller that might have had John Wayne himself as a star. A team of hitmen come after a Hollywood star, but he foils their plot to end his life. But this isn’t a movie; this is apparently what actually happened. When Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin decided to take out the legendary cowboy film star, he didn’t reckon on the Duke’s resourcefulness.