John Huston (1906 - 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and actor.
John Huston, gnarled grand old man of the American cinema, sits in a white golf cart from which he rarely stirs, his eyes focused keenly on the tiny video screen which monitors the images recorded by the camera. At 77 he was a shadow of a figure once so imposing: his legs are elongated and thinned out like a stork's, his chest is hollow, his belly droops. But the eyes still have wit and intelligence, and age has enforced a calm sobriety.
The fate of them all, however, hangs on Huston. Will Volcano the film mark a return to the greatness of yore? The third member of the production triumvirate, Moritz Borman says: “We're not making ET here. We're all waiting for something great. That's why there's such an air of concentration and excitement. We know this could be another Sierra Madre another African Queen.”
from On Top of the Volcano from The Times [London] [PDF]