All time favorite western movie actor(s)

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 1,230 Senior Member
Piggy backing off of Jerry's earlier post and one I've given a lot of thought on.  Whose your favorite western movie actor.  Try as I may I can't pick just one as my favorite, I have a few though I know I'm leaving a few out!  All had their times and great movies

John Wayne of course
Randolph Scott 
Jimmy Stewart
Robert Duval
Richard Widmark
Henry Fonda
Clint Eastwood
Audie Murphy
Kevin Costner
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,092 Senior Member

    That list is a good start.  I'd add the following.

    Glenn Ford

    Ben Johnson

    If we can included TV actors, no list can be complete without James Arness.


    Jerry

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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,653 Senior Member
    Not a huge western fan, but I’ll go with Clint Eastwood. 
    I’d rathet be kicked in the balls than listen to John Wayne talk. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
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  • CurmudgionCurmudgion Posts: 2 New Member
    Shane with Alan Ladd.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,295 Senior Member
    Sam Elliot
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,092 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Sam Elliot
    You can't add Sam if you don't include Tom (Sellick, that is).
    Jerry

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  • GilaGila Posts: 164 Member
    Rex Allen
    Gene Autry
    Roy Rogers
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    Chief Dan George
    Jay Silverheels
    Gary Cooper
    Walter Brennan
    Vera Miles
    George Frances Hayes
    Burl Ives
    Tina Louise
    Esther Ralston.

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,295 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Sam Elliot
    You can't add Sam if you don't include Tom (Sellick, that is).
    I have no problem with that
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,616 Senior Member
    EVERYBODY in the movie 'Blazing Saddles'. There was a huge list of Western actors in that movie, plus a few new ones. Lots of character actors that weren't headliners, but great at supporting roles.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,698 Senior Member
    Slim Pickens
    Walter Brennan
    The cast of "The Wild Bunch"
    Jack Elam
    Lee Van Cleef
    Harry Carey Jr.
    Clayton Moore
    Clint Walker

  • GilaGila Posts: 164 Member
    I can't believe that no one's mentioned Lee Marvin.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,287 Senior Member
    How about Tom Mix?
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,012 Senior Member
    John Wayne
    Clint Eastwood

  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,691 Senior Member
    All of the guys Clint Eastwood worked with in his "Any Which Way...." movies
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,698 Senior Member
    I forgot Joel McRay.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,092 Senior Member

    Let's throw in Festus Hagan while we're at it. :)

    Jerry

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    Im watching a small portion of Arrow in the Dust starring Sterling Hayden.

    He was a decorated Marine serving with the OSS in WWII. When seen handling a gun he's doing it right, like all Marines do I suppose.

    A fine actor.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,221 Senior Member
    Steve McQueen
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Steve McQueen
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,264 Senior Member
    The entire cast of Tombstone specially Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday and the entire cast of Lonesome Dove.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,295 Senior Member
    You can't add Sam if you don't include Tom (Sellick, that is).
    Thanks to you, I had to watch Quigley Down Under last night
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • GilaGila Posts: 164 Member
    knitepoet said:
    You can't add Sam if you don't include Tom (Sellick, that is).
    Thanks to you, I had to watch Quigley Down Under last night
    Cabela's used to carry that rifle, but I don't know if they still do.  It's a single shot 45-120... 
    To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.  Sun Tzŭ
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,295 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    Cabela's used to carry that rifle, but I don't know if they still do.  It's a single shot 45-120... 
    he said it was a 45-110-540 in the movie
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    I said I never had much use for one. I never said I didn't know how to use one.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,221 Senior Member
    edited July 4 #25
    EDIT: Forum wonky, didn’t post the first time. See below.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,255 Senior Member
    You should add "Monte Walsh" to your Tom Selleck western rotation.

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    Clark Gable???

    Im watching another small portion of a western. Across The Wide Missouri.

    He kind of seems like the same character in every movie🎥
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,221 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    knitepoet said:
    You can't add Sam if you don't include Tom (Sellick, that is).
    Thanks to you, I had to watch Quigley Down Under last night
    Cabela's used to carry that rifle, but I don't know if they still do.  It's a single shot 45-120... 
    Uberti offers a version of their Sharps rifle configured similar to the one Selleck used.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • GilaGila Posts: 164 Member
    edited July 4 #29
    knitepoet said:
    Gila said:
    Cabela's used to carry that rifle, but I don't know if they still do.  It's a single shot 45-120... 
    he said it was a 45-110-540 in the movie
    I think you're right about the caliber.  I checked Cabela's to see if they still carry it, and they only have a 45-70 version of it now.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,221 Senior Member
    I nearly forgot Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston in The Big Country!  Along with Burl Ives in his Oscar-winning turn as the despicable rancher who’d do anything to get his hands on more water rights...

    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 365 Member
    Since I am watching a Dirty Harry Marathon, Clint Eastwood is top of my list. I also liked John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Ronald Regan, Emilio Estevez. If this includes television as well, add in James Arness, Chuck Connors from the rifleman and Lorne Greene. 
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