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Old 05-23-2022, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default favorites old cowboy actors?

slim pickens or ben johnson?name your favs.

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Old 05-23-2022, 08:06 PM   #2
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That's not fair.
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:07 PM   #3
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Ben Johnson
John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Sam Elliot
Lee Van Cleef
Charles Bronson
Robert Duvall
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Steve McQueen
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:13 PM   #4
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That's not fair.
I agree, both are favorites of mine. Real cowboys too.
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:19 PM   #5
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John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Sam Elliot
Ben Johnson
Robert Duvall
Tommy Lee Jones
Bruce Dern
Jack Palance
Kirk Douglas
Kevin Costner....is he old yet?
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:21 PM   #6
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:30 PM   #7
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:32 PM   #8
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Joel McCrea was pretty good.
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:42 PM   #9
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:50 PM   #10
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:52 PM   #11
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John Wayne
Gene Autry
Roy Rogers
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:53 PM   #12
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:04 PM   #13
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:07 PM   #14
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Don’t forget Ward Bond and Gary Cooper
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:11 PM   #15
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:51 PM   #16
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:54 PM   #17
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:24 PM   #18
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Joel McRea was a real cowboy. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with one of his sons out in New Mexico. That guy would through every pasture and check that everything was in perfect working order and one piece of trash would cause him to stomp on the brakes and get out to pick it up until the day he died.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:01 PM   #19
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:07 PM   #20
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John Wayne
Jimmy Stewart

Same here, and I’d probably add Clint Eastwood to this list.

Best all-around cowboy villain? Bruce Dern, hands down.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:11 PM   #21
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Can’t believe no one brought up Roy Rogers and Gabby Hays! Grew up in the 90s but grew up with a ton of black and white westerns and classics!
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:40 PM   #22
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A lot of good ones already mentioned. I’ll add Tommy Lee Jones to the list.
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Old 05-24-2022, 01:42 AM   #23
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A lot of good ones already mentioned. I’ll add Tommy Lee Jones to the list.
No you won’t. He made the list in post 5.
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Old 05-24-2022, 02:41 AM   #24
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Old 05-24-2022, 02:43 AM   #25
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Almost forgot Sheb Wooley
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Old 05-24-2022, 04:36 AM   #26
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Yakima Canutt
Ernest Borgnine
William Holden
Warren Oats
Strother Martin
Tex Ritter
Charles Bronson
Randolf Scott
Richard Whidmark
Richard Harris
Chill Wills and some, I'm sure I forgot..
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Old 05-24-2022, 05:29 AM   #27
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:09 AM   #28
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:21 AM   #29
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Ben Johnson hands down!

He is definitely my all time favorite supporting actor, at the very least.
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:37 AM   #30
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Only see three working cowboys on these lists.

Ben Johnson, Yakima Canutt and Sheb Wooley.
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:38 AM   #31
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Ken Curtis
Amanda Blake
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:43 AM   #32
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I love Lonesome Dove and some of the modern westerns, but to put Robert Duval and Tommy Lee Jones in the category of a Western Actor is like saying The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was a good western. One or two good westerns after the 1970's doesn't count to me. Good actors, just not western actors in my book.
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:46 AM   #33
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:48 AM   #34
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Glenn ford hasn’t made the list yet
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:58 AM   #35
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I love Lonesome Dove and some of the modern westerns, but to put Robert Duval and Tommy Lee Jones in the category of a Western Actor is like saying The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was a good western. One or two good westerns after the 1970's doesn't count to me. Good actors, just not western actors in my book.
I can somewhat agree with you on Tommy Lee Jones but not Robert Duvall. Duvall is one of the greatest western actors of all time. From ''Lucky Ned Pepper" to "Boss Spearman" he has played everyone of them great.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:06 AM   #36
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:25 AM   #37
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:32 AM   #38
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:47 AM   #39
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Warren Oates perfected the portrayal of trashy characters. See The Wild Bunch, and his numerous guest appearances on TV westerns.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:48 AM   #40
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I love Lonesome Dove and some of the modern westerns, but to put Robert Duval and Tommy Lee Jones in the category of a Western Actor is like saying The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was a good western. One or two good westerns after the 1970's doesn't count to me. Good actors, just not western actors in my book.


I listed Jones because of Lonesome Dove. That was reason enough. Comparing Robert Duval to Buster Scruggs is just ridiculous.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:50 AM   #41
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This thread went from favorite cowboy actors to pretty much anyone that wore a cowboy hat.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:59 AM   #42
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This thread went from favorite cowboy actors to pretty much anyone that wore a cowboy hat.
That was kind of my point. What Cowboy Actor means to me is, a career of mostly cowboy roles. Dean Martin played a few good Cowboy roles. Heck, Sammy Davis Jr. Played in a few westerns, and he could handle a gun better than most of all of them, but he wasn't a cowboy actor.
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:36 AM   #43
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:59 AM   #44
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can't forget Cleavon Little!!!
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:11 AM   #45
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Same here, and I’d probably add Clint Eastwood to this list.

Best all-around cowboy villain? Bruce Dern, hands down.
Absolutely. Watching Rawhide in the mornings while I drink my coffee is mandatory and I haven’t been able to look at Dern without scorn since he killed Wil Anderson.
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Same here, and I’d probably add Clint Eastwood to this list.

Best all-around cowboy villain? Bruce Dern, hands down.
Richard Boone played a pretty good villain too.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:26 AM   #47
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Absolutely. Watching Rawhide in the mornings while I drink my coffee is mandatory and I haven’t been able to look at Dern without scorn since he killed Wil Anderson.

I took all of Bruce’s pictures off my wall for what he did to Mr. Anderson. It was a dirty, low-down thing to do.

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Old 05-24-2022, 09:26 AM   #48
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Dana Andrews (my grandfather's cousin)

can't forget Cleavon Little!!!
“ Well raise my rent”. LOL
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:28 AM   #49
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Richard Boone played a pretty good villain too.

He did. I’d forgotten about him.


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Old 05-24-2022, 09:32 AM   #50
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I'll add Clint Walker.
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