Who Is Your Favorite Western Star

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    I like westerns a lot. Of course all of the usuals, Wayne, Eastwood, Stewart, Fonda, Scott, Cooper, and too many more to name.

    There are a lot of sidekicks or supporting actors who have been very good. Elam, Ward Bond, Walter Brennan, Neville Brand, and of course Burl Ives, who won the Oscar for his performance in one of my favorite westerns,"The Big Country", with Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Chuck Connors and the aforementioned Alphonso Bedoya.

    If I really have to name favorites I always think of actors who were born to play cowboys, like Robert Duvall, Sam Elliott, and the very talented Ken Curtis.

    But hey! Why not go with a real authentic cowboy, son of a rancher, world champion rodeo rider?

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    Ben Johnson
     
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    Yeah, like Ben Johnson too. Just keep piling on.

    Sam Elliot too.
     
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    Barbara Stanwyck. She did everything Lorne Greene did, but backwards and in heels.:D
     
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    TV: Timothy Olyphant, and for Justified even more than Deadwood.
     
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    Klaus Kinski in "il grande silencio"
     
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    Alan Ladd and Gary Cooper were the stars of my two absolute favorite Westerns - Shane and High Noon. I liked Wayne occasionally - Stagecoach, The Searchers and True Grit spring to mind. Clint was best in the less well known movies like High Plains Drifter or Two Miles or Pale Rider.

    Guess I only like A grade Westerns... ;)
     
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    All his westerns except Broken arrow, he rod an Appaloosa in that one !
     
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    My list is real long, the Duke of course, Roy, Gene, Robert Duvall,Tommy Lee Jones , Peter Breck, Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot,Tom Berenger, L Q Jones, Strother Martin, Ben Johnson, and all the TV guys, The Big Valley, High Chapparal, Virginian, The Mc Chana's with James Arness, and so many more !
     
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    You mean Henry Fonda? I don't even recall Peter being in a Western. Google first gives me Henry's westerns, assuming I typed the wrong name, but if I search a little, it looks like Peter was in The Hired Hand with fellow Kentuckian Warren Oates. Also in an episode of Wagon Train and some 1966 TV movie that was supposed to be a sequel to High Noon.

    My favorite is Eastwood, followed by John Wayne, just like the OP said.
     
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    Johny Depp in "Dead man".
    And Clint, of course.
     
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    On the topic, definitely in my top Western movie favs, and high up in all movies favs:

    The Big Country; 1958, directed by William Wyler, with Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Charles Bickford, Chuck Connors, Burl Ives....
     
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    I guess it is a western; Leave us not forget 'Duck you sucka' Colbern and Stieger doing his deeply brutal interpretations of a character. [as usual]. Not quite up the the Big country, but in my Western top 20 list, perhaps not in my 'all time fav' list.
     
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    Hopalong Cassidy! I watched his tv show when I was a kid. Next would be Gabby Hates. He had a tv show too. Quaker Oats! Shot from guns, and he'd shoot a big cannon at the tv camera!
     
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    robt57 - somehow, I forgot about Tom Selleck. Monte Walsh, Quigley Down Under, and others, are right up there, too.
     
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    Yeah, I kinda don't really give too much of a hoot for Selleck otherwise. But he sells it quite well in these rolls I find. Of course Alan Rickman [Marston] candy in Quigley Down under added quite a lot to that movie from my viewing chair.

    Matthew Quigley: [Quigley shoots Dobkin, O'Flynn and Marston before they can even aim their guns, then walks up to a dying Marston] I said I never had much use for one [pistol instead of long arm]. Never said I didn't know how to use it.

    Plus being from Joisey myself, Joisey Girl Crazy Cora [Laura San Giacomo].
     
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    Cliche, but middle name is Wayne. Can you guess who my dad named me after?? That's my favorite western star.
     
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    This being a musical art forum to large extents, I am named after Robert Goulet.
     
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    Although not generally known as a Western star, I think William Holden was great in those types of roles, especially in 'The Wild Bunch'. He seemed as tough as boot leather
     
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