The Barbarian and the Geisha 1958 'The experience was one of the worst in my career.' John Wayne. When introduced to director John Huston, Wayne was full of expectations and hopes, but his enthusiasm turned into frustration and loathe which was mutual. Wayne worked with dictatorial directors such as Ford, Hawks, Wellmann, Hathaway, directors who planned each day's shooting and insisted on discipline. Huston rewrote the script and scenes on a daily basis , he wanted Wayne to improvise.