Westerns Paul Newman Western Roles

23.7k views 8 items

List of Western movies/films with performances by Paul Newman, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Paul Newman Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Paul Newman Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Paul Newman has become known for playing characters in Western movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

List includes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hud and more.

This list answers the questions, "What Western movies has Paul Newman been in?" and "What are the best Paul Newman Western roles?"

You can't vote on this list, but if you want to re-order it you can re-rank the list to put your favorites at the top. (8 items)

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson is a 1976 revisionist Western directed by Robert Altman and based on the play Indians by Arthur Kopit. It stars Paul Newman as William F. Cody, alias Buffalo Bill, along with Geraldine Chaplin, Will Sampson, Joel Grey, Harvey Keitel and Burt Lancaster as Bill's biographer, Ned Buntline. As in his earlier film MASH, Altman skewers an American historical myth of heroism, in this case the notion that noble white men fighting bloodthirsty savages won the West. However, the film was poorly received at the time of its release, as the country was celebrating its bicentennial. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel, Shelley Duvall, Joel Grey, + more

Initial Release: 1976

Directed by: Robert Altman

Also Ranked

#11 on The Best Western Movies of the '70s

see more on Buffalo Bill and the Indians
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Paul Newman Western Roles
Photo: via Tumblr

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known to history as Butch Cassidy, and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid", as they migrate to Bolivia while on the run from the law in search of a more successful criminal career. In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, + more

Initial Release: 1969

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Also Ranked

#5 on The Best Western Movies Ever Made

#98 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#6 on The Best Movies of the '60s

#28 on The Best Movies Based on True Stories

see more on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Hombre is a 1967 revisionist western film directed by Martin Ritt, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and starring Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, and Diane Cilento. Newman's amount of dialogue in the film is minimal and much of the role is conveyed through mannerism and action. This was the sixth and final time Ritt directed Newman; they had previously worked together on The Long Hot Summer, Paris Blues, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, Hud and The Outrage. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Paul Newman, Martin Balsam, Fredric March, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Boone, + more

Initial Release: 1967

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Also Ranked

#67 on The Best Native American Movies

#8 on The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

see more on Hombre


Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Hud is a 1963 Western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal. It was produced by Ritt and Newman's recently founded company, Salem Productions, and was their first film for Paramount Pictures. Hud was filmed on location on the Texas Panhandle and in Claude, Texas. Its screenplay was by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr. and was based on Larry McMurtry's 1961 novel, Horseman, Pass By. The film's title character, Hud Bannon, was a minor character in the original screenplay but was reworked as the lead role. With its main character an antihero, Hud was later described as a revisionist Western. The film centers on the ongoing conflict between ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas, Val Avery, + more

Initial Release: 1963

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Also Ranked

#98 on The Best Western Movies Ever Made

#39 on The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made

#45 on The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

see more on Hud