Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The greatest actor
in Westerns. We've talked about the greatest westerns of them all, but who was the most believable cowboy. Enlighten me. Who would star in the Western to end all Westerns--living or dead? I guess John Wayne portrayed cowboys most often, but I kind of favor Gary Cooper myself.
("Dad was a true Westerner, and I take after him", Gary Cooper told people who wanted to know more about his life before Hollywood. Dad was Charles Henry Cooper, who left his native England at 19, became a lawyer and later a Montana State Supreme Court justice. In 1906, when Gary was 5, his dad bought the Seven-Bar-Nine, a 600-acre ranch that had originally been a land grant to the builders of the railroad through that part of Montana.)