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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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John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
mch418 added John Wayne Died at 72 (1907-1979)

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
mch418 added James Stewart Died at 89 (1908-1997)

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1,559 452
Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
RodneyBlair added Gary Cooper Died at 60 (1901-1961)

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1,805 620
Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Robert Duvall age 86

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James Arness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
James Arness Died at 88 (1923-2011)

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1,235 634
Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Henry Fonda Died at 77 (1905-1982)

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1,622 722
Lee Van Cleef is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Lee Van Cleef Died at 64 (1925-1989)

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1,546 610
Lee Marvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Lee Marvin Died at 63 (1924-1987)

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1,560 693
Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Charles Bronson Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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1,455 581
James Garner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
James Garner Died at 86 (1928-2014)

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1,367 555
Randolph Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
RodneyBlair added Randolph Scott Died at 89 (1898-1987)

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1,393 710
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Steve McQueen Died at 50 (1930-1980)

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Ben Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
RodneyBlair added Ben Johnson Died at 78 (1918-1996)

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Chuck Connors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Chuck Connors Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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Jack Elam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Jack Elam Died at 83 (1920-2003)

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1,359 404
Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Sam Elliott age 73

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1,096 528
Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Roy Rogers Died at 87 (1911-1998)

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1,044 394
Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
mch418 added Walter Brennan Died at 80 (1894-1974)

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948 469
Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Robert Mitchum Died at 80 (1917-1997)

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945 432
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Kevin Costner age 62

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1,022 549
Richard Boone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Richard Boone Died at 64 (1917-1981)

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916 354
Glenn Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
IrinaGinger79 added Glenn Ford Died at 90 (1916-2006)

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795 277
Kirk Douglas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
JasonWrayAnderson added Kirk Douglas age 101

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932 449
Eli Wallach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Eli Wallach Died at 99 (1915-2014)

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Clint Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Clint Walker age 90

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857 502
James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added James Coburn Died at 74 (1928-2002)

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772 456
Burt Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Burt Lancaster Died at 81 (1913-1994)

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Maureen O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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784 336
Yul Brynner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Yul Brynner Died at 65 (1920-1985)

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608 201
Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
jhalterman36 added Gene Autry Died at 91 (1907-1998)

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630 142
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
slaft added Kurt Russell age 66

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1,019 397
Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Tom Selleck age 72

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1,273 485
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
mch418 added Dean Martin Died at 78 (1917-1995)

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797 459
Dan Blocker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Dan Blocker Died at 44 (1928-1972)

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599 152
Slim Pickens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Slim Pickens Died at 64 (1919-1983)

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588 198
Clayton Moore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Clayton Moore Died at 85 (1914-1999)

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RodneyBlair added Ward Bond Died at 57 (1903-1960)

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Lorne Greene is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Lorne Greene Died at 72 (1915-1987)

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713 445
Michael Landon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Michael Landon Died at 55 (1936-1991)

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Alan Ladd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
slaft added Alan Ladd Died at 51 (1913-1964)

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mch418 added George "Gabby" Hayes Died at 84 (1885-1969)

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Joel McCrea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
RodneyBlair added Joel McCrea Died at 85 (1905-1990)

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
slaft added Paul Newman Died at 83 (1925-2008)

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589 143
Ken Curtis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PhilAndrews added Ken Curtis Died at 75 (1916-1991)

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566 181
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
bsatcher added Gregory Peck Died at 87 (1916-2003)

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Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Jack Palance Died at 87 (1919-2006)

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517 245
Forrest Tucker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
mch418 added Forrest Tucker Died at 67 (1919-1986)

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Audie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
bsatcher added Audie Murphy Died at 46 (1925-1971)

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543 399
Robert Fuller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Robert Fuller age 84