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 Who is your favority Cowboy Actor
 James Stewart 3 15%
 Henry Fonda 2 10%
 Ben Jonnson 1 5%
 Glen Ford 1 5%
 Audie Murphy 0 0%
 Randolf Scott 1 5%
 Tom Sellick 2 10%
 Sam Elliot 4 20%
 Clint Eeastwood 3 15%
 Kevin Costner 0 0%
 Robert Duval 0 0%
 John Wayne 3 15%
Multiple choice poll. Total votes: 20. This poll has been closed.


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As a kid I grew up on Westerns and still Love them.   I have my favorite actors and I know you have yours.  Most are from the old days with a couple more modern Cowboys thrown in.   This is to see who they are.  YOU CAN VOTE FOR MORE THEN ONE

James Stewart
Henry Fonda
Glen Ford
Ben Johnson
Tom Sellick
Sam Elliot
John Wayne
Audie Murphy

Here are some of my favorites and you can of course vote for the ones you also like or comment and add the ones I left out.   I mainly went with movies because their are a bunch that were primarily TV Cowboys like.   James Arnes and Clint Walker  but they did movies also if you want to add them.

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Tombstone was a great Western movie - with possibly THE role in that movie being the character of Doc Holliday - "I'm your Huckleberry..."

The remade True Grit was good too, liked the 

Kevin Costner in Open Range - plus Robert Duvall

Sam Shepherd in Blackthorn


You missed CLINT EASTWOOD from the list!!!

The TV series Deadwood was very good = supposed to be a movie follow up out soon

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I left Clint out because he is more Dirty Harry to me and I left Robert Duval out because that would have been bias because I look like him.   I am at the Casino and two ladies sit down at the slots beside me and one says " I know who you are" I say I doubt that and she says your Robert Duval.   I assure her I am not and she says " I know you are but I understand why you prefer people don't recognize you."  I then tell her that I get that all time and it is really not a compliment as Robert Duval is 24 years older then me and being told I look that old is not very faltering.   She then apologizes and tells me I look like a young Robert Duval.   I thank her and walk away.   And yes, I get that all the time.

So, I added some cowboys for you saddler.

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I cannot believe John Wayne is not on the list of choices on the poll, particularly after you listed him in the actual posting![nono]
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I left him off as being an obvious pick for most every one.   I tired of the John Wayne movies as he was always the same guy and always played bigger then life icon.  But I have added him as you called me on it and he was the Cowboy of not only our youth but into our adulthood and is the first person one would think off if this topic came up in conversation.  I believe his best was "The Shootist" as it culminated his career.   He is one of my favorites but is down the list after Stewart, Fonda, Sellick and Elliot but I have enjoyed many of his movies.  Ben Johnson was in many of Wayne's movies and was over shadowed by Wayne yet I saw Johnson more believable as a Cowboy then Wayne.   Also I love the story how when Clint Walker was in a movie with Wayne they dug a hole and made Walker stand in the hole for a close up scene of him and Wayne together.  They wouldn't let anyone be taller then Wayne.  Wayne is also the only American who fought in every American war from the French and Indian war to Vietnam and in every branch of the service and was pretty much the same character for 200 years.

On the subject of Westerns there is a movie on you tube called "Good for Nothing".   I loved this movie, I found it well made, great scenery, believable characters and funny as hell when intended to be.   I have watched it several times but everyone I recommend it to did not like it.   Guess I am weird.....................

Since you have shamed me I added Wayne, well that and the fact that you are right.

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FWIW, Wayne isn't my favorite, although I do think he pretty well defined the genre for several decades.  I just thought it strange he wasn't on the list after the mention in the original post.
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He's in the poll now and yes, I should have put him there.   I threw a hissy fit when they remade True Grit and I have refused to watch the new one.   I also did that when they remade 3:10 to Yuma.  However, both 3:10 to Yuma were on the TV the same day so I caved and watched the second one after watching the original for the 20th time.   I liked the new one up till the end.   Even some of the lines were the same and cast was stellar.   What upset me was the end.   I hate movies that make you feel bad at the end.   In the original Glen Ford and Van Heflin get on the train and as they are leaving they are standing in the door of the box car waving at Van Heflins wife and it starts raining, thus the drought is over and all is well on the planet.   No that is how to end a movie, that's why we watch.   You don't kill the hero and have his son standing over his body.  It made the entire movie suck.

Just a little trivia.  Van Heflins' movie "Cry of Battle" was playing on the screen in the theater when Lee Harvey Oswald was captured.

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Its hard not to pick Marion Ross, But as you said Ben Johnson was a Great actor, as was all of them on the List !My Father was a Old Zane Gray Fan, I bet he read 80 % of his Books. I would give My right arm To be able to watch a old western with my Dad !!! we lost Pop in 81 when he was only 56. as I just turned 58 on the first, It does not seem Possible. Great Thread !, Thanks STEVE
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William Boyd! 
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...and SAD news today that one of the actors in my list of favourites has passed!

RIP, Sam Shepherd.

Will have to watch The Right Stuff later to remind myself of what we'll be missing.
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Glenn Ford, Robert Duvall and Dean Martin.
And even though he only has one western under his belt I want to add Thomas Haden Church. And the movie is Broken Trail along with Robert Duvall.

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So very many great ones. The Duke was in one of my all times favs, Rooster Cogburn and the Lady, but there were so many greats. 
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On the subject of Westerns we left out Bad Guys.   My Mothers maiden name is Wallach and her first cousin is Eli Wallach.  I found it funny that a Jewish kid from Brooklyn ended up playing Mexican bad guys in movies like " The Magnificent Seven"  and " The Good, the bad and the Ugly".   I never met him but of course my mother watched all his movies and loved him dearly and my grandparents bragged on him as being such a great actor.   I can't remember him being a good guy in any movie.
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I can't believe that Ward Bonds name has not appeared in this thread. What a great character actor. He even made the transition to TV when he stared in Wagon Train. Guy made over 200 movies.
 Of course all the actors on the list were in great movies. I don't see a name that I don't like.
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Yep, still watch wagon Train.  Since the supporting characters change every show they can come up with some wild story lines.  They always seem to make it work and the good guys win.
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