The Greatest Western Movie Stars People In Film
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The Greatest Western Movie Stars

List Criteria: Vote up and add all of your favorite Western movie stars of all time.

All the greatest Western movie stars of television and film in one list of the best cowboy actors. 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 famous old cowboys brings together the best of the genre in one Western stars list.

Who were the greatest Western movie stars? Who are the classic cowboys (and cowgirls) in Westerns? 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 him or her.

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    the people's #1 & added by mch418
    The Searchers, The Longest Day, Stagecoach

    ) open
  2. 2
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    most listed
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Million Dollar Baby

    ) open
  3. 3
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Them!, The Thing from Another World, Battleground

    ) open
  4. 4
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    added by RodneyBlair
    High Noon, Cinema Paradiso, The Pride of the Yankees

    ) open
  5. 5
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt

    ) open
  6. 6
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    added by mch418
    It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window

    ) open
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    The Notebook, The Great Escape, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    ) open
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    added by PeteBoyle
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, For a Few Dollars More

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    added by PeteBoyle
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now

    ) open
  10. 10
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    added by PeteBoyle
    The Dirty Dozen, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Big Red One

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  11. 11
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    added by PeteBoyle
    Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, 12 Angry Men

    ) open
  12. 12
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    The Shootist, The Hobbit, Big Jake

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  13. 13
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    The Dirty Dozen, The Ten Commandments, Small Soldiers

    ) open
  14. 14
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Old Yeller, Soylent Green, Support Your Local Gunfighter

    ) open
  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks & added by RodneyBlair
    Island of Lost Souls, Ride the High Country, Jesse James

    ) open
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    added by PeteBoyle
    The Great Escape, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven

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  17. 17
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    Once Upon a Time in the West, High Noon, The Cannonball Run

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    added by RodneyBlair
    Red Dawn, The Wild Bunch, Shane

    ) open
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    often listed & added by PeteBoyle
    Monsters, Inc., The Great Escape

    ) open
  20. 20
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    added by mch418
    Rio Bravo, Bride of Frankenstein, How the West Was Won

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    Melody Time, The Big Show, Dark Command

    ) open
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    added by PeteBoyle
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Magnificent Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
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    added by mch418
    Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, The Sons of Katie Elder

    ) open
  24. 24
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    The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, We Were Soldiers

    ) open
  25. 25
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    Earthquake, Churchill's Island, Nihon Chinbotsu

    ) open
  26. 26
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    Cape Fear, Scrooged, The Longest Day

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    added by RodneyBlair
    Double Indemnity, The Lady Eve, Forty Guns

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    added by RodneyBlair
    Gone with the Wind, It's a Wonderful Life, The Maltese Falcon

    ) open
  29. 29
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    The Errand Boy, Come Blow Your Horn, Lady in Cement

    ) open
  30. 30
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    Field of Dreams, From Here to Eternity, Judgment at Nuremberg

    ) open
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    Maverick, Pollyanna, Ride the High Country

    ) open
  32. 32
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    Meet the Robinsons, Midway, Killers

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    added by mch418
    Tall in the Saddle, Dark Command, The Star Packer

    ) open
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    added by PeteBoyle
    Man of Steel, Dances with Wolves, Dances with Wolves

    ) open
  35. 35
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    - 147

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Superman, Superman II, Midway

    ) open
  36. 36
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    I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Little House on the Prairie, Little House on the ...

    ) open
  37. 37
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    added by RodneyBlair
    Sullivan's Travels, The Palm Beach Story, Ride the High Country

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Spartacus, Maverick, Julius Caesar

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    Batman, Shane, Young Guns

    ) open
  40. 40
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    added by RodneyBlair
    The Bridge on the River Kwai, Sunset Boulevard, The Wild Bunch

    ) open
  41. 41
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    - 44

    Gremlins, The Searchers, Back to the Future Part III

    ) open
  42. 42
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    added by PeteBoyle
    The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, Westworld

    ) open
  43. 43
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    added by JasonWrayAnderson
    Spartacus, Cinema Paradiso, Paths of Glory

    ) open
  44. 44
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    Ride Lonesome, Four Rode Out, Desire Under the Elms

    ) open
  45. 45
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    Psycho, The Fox and the Hound, The Rescuers

    ) open
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    Maverick, Shenandoah, South Pacific

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jingle All the Way, Wrong Is Right, Red Nightmare

    ) open
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    Scrooged, Out Cold, Trojan War

    ) open
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    The Exorcist, On the Waterfront, 12 Angry Men

    ) open
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Dirty Dozen, Escape from New York, The Wild Bunch

    ) open
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