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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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1,574 461
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Sam Elliott age 73

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1,177 511
Jack Elam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Jack Elam Died at 83 (1920-2003)

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1,108 532
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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1,052 399
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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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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956 441
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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806 283
Kirk Douglas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
JasonWrayAnderson added Kirk Douglas age 101

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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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Richard Boone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Richard Boone Died at 64 (1917-1981)

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941 452
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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Maureen O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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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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James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added James Coburn Died at 74 (1928-2002)

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
mch418 added Dean Martin Died at 78 (1917-1995)

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614 205
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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Yul Brynner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PeteBoyle added Yul Brynner Died at 65 (1920-1985)

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804 461
Dan Blocker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Dan Blocker Died at 44 (1928-1972)

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Slim Pickens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Slim Pickens Died at 64 (1919-1983)

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1,036 401
Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Tom Selleck age 72

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637 145
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
slaft added Kurt Russell age 66

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

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Clayton Moore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Clayton Moore Died at 85 (1914-1999)

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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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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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Ken Curtis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
PhilAndrews added Ken Curtis Died at 75 (1916-1991)

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
slaft added Paul Newman Died at 83 (1925-2008)

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Forrest Tucker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
mch418 added Forrest Tucker Died at 67 (1919-1986)

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Alan Ladd is listed (or ranked) 44 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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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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Joel McCrea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
RodneyBlair added Joel McCrea Died at 85 (1905-1990)

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Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Jack Palance Died at 87 (1919-2006)

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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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544 205
Harry Carey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Western Movie Stars
Harry Carey, Jr. Died at 91 (1921-2012)