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After seeing Alpo's recent post and the recent death of James Drury, I am wondering just who is left of the silver screen greats.

I was originally thinking of just those that traditionally played in westerns up until the 1970s but that would exclude Lonesome Dove, Silverado, Tombstone, and the multitude of westerns that Sam Elliot and Tom Selleck have starred in.

How about a list of stars that were in multiple westerns and are still alive:

Bruce Dern

Tom Selleck

Sam Elliot

Kevin Costner

Kurt Russell

Clint Eastwood

Henry Darrow

Buck Taylor

 

 

And with it, stars that did one or two roles that so impacted us that they will forever be considered a western star.

Val Kilmer

Robert Duvall

 

Who else?

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Jeff Bridges

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Sadly, the list is shrinking rapidly.

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Posted (edited)

The (surviving) Carradine brothers

William Devane

George Eads

Timothy Oliphant

Robert Taylor

Lou Diamond Phillips

Graham Greene

Vera Miles (The Searchers and Liberty Valance)

Katherine Ross (Butch Cassidy and The Shadow Riders)

Robert Redford

Michael Biehn

Stephen Lang

Thomas Haden Church

 

 

Edited by Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438
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2 minutes ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

The (surviving) Carradine brothers

William Devane

George Eads

Timothy Oliphant

Robert Taylor

Kevin Costner

 

 

I was just going to say Robert Taylor.

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Posted (edited)

Vigo Mortensen

 

Eric Roberts

 

Sam Shephard 

 

meant to say Scott Glenn

 

 

Edited by Blackwater 53393
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Pssst, Sam Shephard is at the last round up.

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4 minutes ago, Hendo said:

Pssst, Sam Shephard is at the last round up.

I take it someone added and then removed him as he passed in 2017.

Robert Taylor threw me as there has been two. One has passed a long time ago.

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Kiefer and Donald Sutherland 

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Posted (edited)

Ian McShane Cowboy hero? Okay, probably not. But one helluva role as Al Swearengen.

Edited by Utah Bob #35998
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51 minutes ago, Cholla said:

And with it, stars that did one or two roles that so impacted us that they will forever be considered a western star.

 

Robert Duvall

One or two? I count nine.

 

Robert Duvall  [True Grit, Lawman, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, Joe Kidd, Tender Mercies, Lonesome Dove, Geronimo: An American Legend, Broken Trail, Open Range]

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6 minutes ago, Cholla said:

I take it someone added and then removed him as he passed in 2017.

Robert Taylor threw me as there has been two. One has passed a long time ago.

Yeah, Shephard was on a list above.

I was thinking about Longmire when reading the topic and had completely neglected the great Robert Taylor of past.

Apologies. 

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7 minutes ago, Cholla said:

I take it someone added and then removed him as he passed in 2017.

Robert Taylor threw me as there has been two. One has passed a long time ago.

 

Robert Taylor (the elder) was born  Spangler Arlington Brugh; if anyone ever needed a SASS alias, it was him.  Great actor of the 40's, 50's and 60's; once played Billy the Kid, and starred in many other Westerns.  Died in 1969.

 

Robert Taylor the younger is  an Australian who stars in the current Longmire series.

 

LL

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1 minute ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

 

Robert Taylor (the elder) was born  Spangler Arlington Brugh; if anyone ever needed a SASS alias, it was him.  Great actor of the 40's, 50's and 60's; once played Billy the Kid, and starred in many other Westerns.  Died in 1969.

 

Robert Taylor the younger is  an Australian who stars in the current Longmire series.

 

LL

Oh, I don't know, Pard. I kinda think Spangler Brugh would be a dandy alias.

:D

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John Cusack   (The Jack Bull. Never Grow Old)

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18 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Kiefer and Donald Sutherland 

Emilio Estevez  as well.

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Maybe not a "hero" in the masculine sense, but Olivia De Havilland was in a couple of westerns: They Died With Their Boots On, Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail and The Proud Rebel.

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9 minutes ago, Tex Jones, SASS 2263 said:

Maybe not a "hero" in the masculine sense, but Olivia De Havilland was in a couple of westerns: They Died With Their Boots On, Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail and The Proud Rebel.

And as Maid Marion in "Robin Hood" she rode the horse that would come to be known as Trigger.  Olivia De Havilland on Trigger is about as pretty as pretty gets. :)

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Posted (edited)

Billy Green Bush, Bo Hopkins (Culpepper Cattle Company)

Rodney Grant 

Wes Studi

 

Edited by Yellowhouse Sam # 25171

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Rhonda Fleming born Aug 10, 1923 was in 4 western TV shows and 9 western movies.

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I would like to see more westerns with Thomas Haden Church. He was Robert Duvall’s partner in Broken Trail. Thought he dressed and fit the part well. 

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I just wish that Scott Eastwood could act. He sorta looks and talks like his dad but if a director told him that limping was part of the scene.....he'd have to shoot him in the foot.....twice.

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5 hours ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

Emilio Estevez  as well.

 

What? No Charlie Sheen?:wacko:

 

Side joke. How much cocaine did Charlie Sheen do? 

 

Enough to kill 2-1/2 Men.

 

I'll leave now.

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In one way or another, everyone that play, compite or just enjoy our wonderful legacy is a hero keeping alive history and traditions of American life.

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8 hours ago, Alpo said:

One or two? I count nine.

 

Robert Duvall  [True Grit, Lawman, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, Joe Kidd, Tender Mercies, Lonesome Dove, Geronimo: An American Legend, Broken Trail, Open Range]

I wasn't thinking very well. You are correct. Although I think I liked him best in Secondhand Lions.

 

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Isn't Johnny Crawford still alive?

 

..........Widder

 

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9 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

Isn't Johnny Crawford still alive?

 

..........Widder

 

It appears so but it says he has Alzheimer's. Sad day. 

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Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, doc roy l. pain said:

I would like to see more westerns with Thomas Haden Church. He was Robert Duvall’s partner in Broken Trail. Thought he dressed and fit the part well. 

Amen.

 

THC was awesome as Tom Harte in Broken Trail. One of my favorites. I have a complete Tom Harte shooting costume for cowboy matches.

 

He had a small part in Tombstone. I won't say which. You'll have to rewatch it to see for yourself. (Oh darn... gotta watch Tombstone again. Lol.)

 

:D

Edited by Dantankerous

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5 minutes ago, Dantankerous said:

Amen.

 

THC was awesome as Tom Harte in Broken Trail. One of my favorites. I have a complete Tom Harte shooting costume for cowboy matches.

 

He had a small part in Tombstone. I won't say which. You'll have to rewatch it to see for yourself. (Oh darn... gotta watch Tombstone again. Lol.)

 

:D

I remember him in Tombstone, but he didn’t survive the corral shootout

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Timothy Oliphant and Keith Carradine in Deadwood

 

 

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