When one thinks about famous western film stars of yesteryear, there are a few names that immediately pop into most people’s minds. The two names, in particular, are John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Both men have been depicted as the iconic western heroes of our time. One may be surprised that one person can be considered a “class icon”. This is due to the fact that over the past several decades many stars from the silver screen have portrayed good guys in the wild west. The following is a look at some of the most famous western actors of all time.
John Wayne is without a doubt one of the most famous western movie stars of all time. He has achieved nearly legendary status among film lovers for his roles in such movies as “A Fist Full of Dollars” and” Wyatt Earp”. Most people are familiar with his famous film “A Walk to Remember” which was first released in 1958. Most people can still recite the famous lines “The last thing you’ll remember is the pains of love”.
Clint Eastwood is another one of the most famous western painters. Over the years he has produced some of the best western films that were ever made. Some of his best-known western characters include “The Magnificent Seven”, “For a Few Dollars More”, and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. Some of his more infamous roles include “Forrest Gump”, and “The Deerhunter”. Many of his western movies have won Oscars.
Robert Duvall is another very popular and well-known western actor. Known for his roles in such movies as “Forrest Gump”, “Million Dollar Baby”, and “Camelot”, he is also one of the biggest selling actors in Hollywood. One of his most popular roles was as the sheriff in the movie “Lucky Number Slevin”, which he also did a follow-up to with “Affeur de corona”.
The greatest western movie star of all time is Ford Lewis. Born rules, Ford moved to California at an early age and joined the ranks of the famous west stars. His most famous role was as a wagon master in “The Magnificent Seven” and he also did several other great westerns. One of his most memorable roles was that of the aging sheriff in “Camelot” which he also did a follow-up to. Other notable westerns that he is known for being “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “The sheriff of Pueblo”. Other western painters that might not be as well known are Clint Eastwood, Lee Strasberg, and Dan O’Brien.
If you are looking for a great romantic Western movie, I recommend you look for someone like Clint Eastwood. He is one of the more well-known and more famous western actors of our time and I would definitely recommend watching any of his movies. There are many others you can watch as well. As I have said, the genre is alive and well and many of today’s movies feature a Western theme. So if you want to enjoy an entertaining evening with your loved ones, check out your local video store or flip through a few western DVDs.