Your Favorite Western Actor

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    For me, it's Lee Van Cleef.

    He was 6'2" but I'm STILL 6'2"!

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    It's hard for me to pick one favorite western actor, there were so many.
    I would never have picked Van Fleet because he wore a black hat,
    signifying he was a bad guy athough probably a better actor than many
    white hats.
     
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    I agree. Some of the stars in westerns weren't very good actors, and some of the good actors just didn't seem to fit as cowboys. John Wayne was a pretty good actor and fit western parts well. .. One character actor I always liked was Ward Bond. He was good in any part he played.

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    Lee Van Cleef = smashing !
    His grave marker states 'BEST OF THE BAD'
     
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    Clint Eastwood.
     
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  6. Hal Pollner

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    Another actor who is not known for Western roles is Glenn Ford !

    See him in 3:10 to Yuma in a "bad guy" role.

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    Oh, there are sooooooo many! I don't know if any of them are a favorite since I didn't watch westerns on a regular basis, but I think
    Glenn Ford was quite popular.
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  8. Hal Pollner

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    It was Van Cleef, not Van Fleet.
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    Hmmmm. I agree with Von; Clint Eastwood. But I also liked James Garner.

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    Now Garner is one of my very favorites. Did you know he's from the town where I now live. And Glenn Ford is a favorite too. I know there's more but I can't think of their names. I used to go to the Gem theatre on Ohio Street down on skid row. You could get a big Wimpy's hamburger, a coke and fries, and still have money left over from a quarter to see a show. I got a quarter every Saturday. Of course dad always reminded me the quarter is not free; you have to earn it. I used to hope Ward Bond was in the movie. I forget when Ward Bond became a favorite. I think it may have been when he played in Wagon Train, I think it was.
     
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    Sam Elliot.
     
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    Mickey Mouse! Everybodie's memories seems to be working but mine. You don't
    think anyone would forget Sam Elliot. For years now Sam has been the standard
    others are judged by.
     
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    Nobody does it better.
     
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    Clint Eastwood & John Wayne They are suitably raunchy compared to other clean cut types like James Stewart, Glenn Ford,
     
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  15. Hal Pollner

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    Sam Elliott's voice is too high and squeaky.

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