The Greatest Western Movie Stars People In Film

The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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All the greatest Western movie stars of television and film in one list of the best Western stars. Some of these top Western characters were featured in the greatest Western movies ever made, while others starred in classic TV series and mini-series. Whatever the medium, these are the best of the West(ern characters).

The TV Western series, a now almost dead genre of entertainment that was once all the rage, attracting some of the biggest stars in Hollywood to roles where a horse was the supporting actor. These stars were some of the biggest and brightest, not only on TV, but in films as well. From Clint Eastwood (perhaps the biggest Western star of all time) to Steve McQueen (a true outlaw through and through), this list of Western stars brings together the best of the genre in one Western stars list.

Who were the greatest Western movie stars? Who are the classic Western stars? It's time to vote and find out! Vote up your favorite Western TV and movie stars and vote down the ones you think should be run out of town. If your favorite Western movie star isn't on the list, make sure to add them to this list of the best Western stars.
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Clint Eastwood

    1930 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 24

    the people's #1
    John Wayne

    1907 More
    99
    added by: mch418
  3. 3
    Up 157
    Down 39
    1930 More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 132
    Down 30
    1923 More
    85
  5. 5
    Up 102
    Down 27
    1920 More
    79
  6. 6
    Up 110
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    1917 More
    79
  7. 7
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    Down 23
    1921 More
    78
    added by: PeteBoyle
  8. 8
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    ranked low on reranks
    James Stewart

    1908 More
    78
    added by: mch418
  9. 9
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    1921 More
    77
  10. 10
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    1927 More
    76
  11. 11
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    James Garner

    1928 More
    74
  12. 12
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    1911 More
    74
  13. 13
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    often listed
    James Coburn

    1928 More
    72
    added by: PeteBoyle
  14. 14
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    ranked high on reranks
    Robert Fuller

    1933 More
    72
  15. 15
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    1925 More
    71
    added by: PeteBoyle
  16. 16
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    1918 More
    68
    added by: RodneyBlair
  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Robert Duvall

    1931 More
    68
    added by: PeteBoyle
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eli Wallach

    1915 More
    67
    added by: PeteBoyle
  19. 19
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    1905 More
    67
    added by: PeteBoyle
  20. 20
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    1924 More
    66
    added by: PeteBoyle
  21. 21
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    Down 16

    ranked high on reranks
    Walter Brennan

    1894 More
    66
    added by: mch418
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lorne Greene

    1915 More
    66
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Randolph Scott

    1898 More
    64
    added by: RodneyBlair
  24. 24
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    1928 More
    64
  25. 25
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    Gary Cooper

    1901 More
    63
    added by: RodneyBlair
  26. 26
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    controversial
    James Drury

    1934 More
    62
  27. 27
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    1936 More
    62
  28. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Robert Conrad

    1935 More
    61
  29. 29
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    1911 More
    60
  30. 30
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    Down 9

    ranked low on reranks
    George "Gabby" Hayes

    1885 More
    59
    added by: mch418
  31. 31
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    Down 33

    ranked high on reranks
    Nick Adams

    1931 More
    59
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    1907 More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 47
    Down 18
    1935 More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 42
    Down 9
    1903 More
    55
    added by: RodneyBlair
  35. 35
    Up 34
    Down 34

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Gene Barry

    1919 More
    55
  36. 36
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    Down 19
    1928 More
    55
  37. 37
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    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    Joel McCrea

    1905 More
    55
    added by: RodneyBlair
  38. 38
    Up 30
    Down 31
    1918 More
    55
  39. 39
    Up 41
    Down 39

    controversial
    Lee Majors

    1939 More
    55
  40. 40
    Up 33
    Down 34
    1911 More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 31
    Down 18
    1928 More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 38
    Down 25
    1929 More
    53
  43. 43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Robert Stack

    1919 More
    53
  44. 44
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    ranked low on reranks
    Barbara Stanwyck

    1907 More
    53
    added by: RodneyBlair
  45. 45
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    Down 13
    1928 More
    50
    added by: RodneyBlair
  46. 46
    Up 68
    Down 12
    1917 More
    49
  47. 47
    Up 59
    Down 8

    Burt Lancaster

    48
  48. 48
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    controversial
    Guy Williams

    1924 More
    48
  49. 49
    Up 15
    Down 27

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Will Hutchins

    1930 More
    47
  50. 50
    Up 18
    Down 24

    often listed
    Richard Long

    1927 More
    47
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