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 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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    + 1945
    - 243

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

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  2. 2
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    - 583

    most listed
    Good, Unforgiven, Dirty Harry

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  3. 3
    + 900
    - 188

    added by RodneyBlair
    High Noon, Cinema Paradiso, The Pride of the Yankees

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  4. 4
    + 961
    - 389

    added by mch418
    It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window

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  5. 5
    + 841
    - 196

    added by mch418
    Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, Airport

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  6. 6
    + 871
    - 485

    added by PeteBoyle
    Good, Escape from New York, For a Few Dollars More

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  7. 7
    + 787
    - 361


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

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  8. 8
    + 787
    - 430

    added by PeteBoyle
    The Dirty Dozen, Cat Ballou, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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  9. 9
    + 843
    - 452

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

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  10. 10
    + 825
    - 486


    The Thing from Another World, Them!, Battleground

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  11. 11
    + 817
    - 445

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

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  12. 12
    + 776
    - 369

    added by RodneyBlair
    Island of Lost Souls, Ride the High Country, Jesse James

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  13. 13
    + 800
    - 517

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt

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  14. 14
    + 691
    - 405

    added by PeteBoyle
    Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath

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  15. 15
    + 687
    - 340

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Wild Bunch, Shane, The Last Picture Show

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  16. 16
    + 328
    - 49

    ranked low on reranks
    Miracle on 34th Street, The Quiet Man, How Green Was My Valley

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  17. 17
    + 551
    - 256

    added by mch418
    Bride of Frankenstein, Rio Bravo, How the West Was Won

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  18. 18
    + 335
    - 97

    added by JasonWrayAnderson
    Spartacus, Paths of Glory, 20

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    + 611
    - 426

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Old Yeller, Soylent Green, Airplane II: The Sequel

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  20. 20
    + 613
    - 259


    The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Ghost Rider

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    + 433
    - 217

    added by PeteBoyle
    Dances with Wolves, Man of Steel, Field of Dreams

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    + 638
    - 380


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

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    + 642
    - 332


    Melody Time, The Big Show, Dark Command

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    + 274
    - 50

    ranked low on reranks
    Wild Wild West, The Lone Ranger, Kansas Pacific

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    + 583
    - 378

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Shootist, The Hobbit, Big Jake

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    + 385
    - 155

    ranked low on reranks & added by PeteBoyle
    The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, Westworld

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    + 615
    - 399

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Ten Commandments, The Dirty Dozen, Small Soldiers

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    + 497
    - 211

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

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    + 439
    - 195

    ranked low on reranks & added by IrinaGinger79
    Superman, Superman II, Midway

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  30. 30
    + 495
    - 307

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Cape Fear, Scrooged, The Night of the Hunter

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  31. 31
    + 216
    - 41

    added by bsatcher
    To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear, The Omen

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    + 247
    - 45

    added by jhalterman36
    The Big Show, The Phantom Empire, Alias Jesse James

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    + 202
    - 32

    added by PhilAndrews
    The Searchers, Robin Hood, How the West Was Won

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    + 238
    - 60

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Great K & A Train Robbery, Three Jumps Ahead, The Miracle Rider ...

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    + 275
    - 71


    Gremlins, Back to the Future Part III, The Searchers

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    + 380
    - 150


    Batman, Shane, City Slickers

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    + 466
    - 298

    often listed & added by PeteBoyle
    Good, The Godfather Part III, Mystic River

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  38. 38
    + 163
    - 25


    Blazing Saddles, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and ...

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    + 244
    - 59


    Old Yeller, Them!, Harvey

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    + 245
    - 44

    added by bsatcher
    To Hell and Back, The Red Badge of Courage, The Unforgiven

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  41. 41
    + 244
    - 44


    True Grit, Broken Arrow, The Lone Ranger

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  42. 42
    + 468
    - 353

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

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    + 352
    - 158


    Maverick, Pollyanna, Ride the High Country

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  44. 44
    + 328
    - 144

    added by RodneyBlair
    The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, Sunset Boulevard

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  45. 45
    + 461
    - 252


    Meet the Robinsons, Midway, Three Men and a Baby

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  46. 46
    + 248
    - 91

    added by mch418
    Sands of Iwo Jima, Chisum, Auntie Mame

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    + 279
    - 92


    The Wild Bunch, Escape from New York, From Here to Eternity

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    + 132
    - 23

    added by slaft
    Citizen Kane, Shane, The Reluctant Dragon

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    + 374
    - 200

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

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    - 283


    I Was a Teenage Werewolf, The Errand Boy, God's Little Acre

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