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« on: March 25, 2014, 03:33:22 pm »


I vote for:

Fred MacMurray
Frank Sinatra
Jack Lemmon
James Darren
Ricky Nelson
Rock Hudson
Paul Lynd
Elvis Presley
William Shatner
James Cagney

So come up with some more stinkers, they gotta be out there
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 04:40:45 pm »

All the ones who sang.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 05:35:43 pm »

John Wayne was 'Singing Sandy'.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 05:46:56 pm »

Never could understand the appeal to Glenn Ford or Glen Campbell.

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 05:52:13 pm »

John Wayne was 'Singing Sandy'.

He did not sing though, his were dubbed. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 07:56:13 am »

I would add Victor Mature, never much cared for his acting.  Boy did my mom like to watch him though.   I think she would have been okay with the sound off, she kind of thought the same of Clint Walker, but I did not mind his acting.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 10:36:44 am »

Sean Connery in "Salako".

Arnold Schwartzeneger in "The Villain"
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 11:27:04 am »

You know, Kevin Costner, isn't a bad actor but if he'd learn to edit it would help. His movies are all to long and try to pack way to much into the story.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 12:01:54 pm »

That's because he wants to tell more of the story of the times - he wants to educate 'and' entertain.

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2014, 12:41:52 pm »

Glenn Ford wouldn't be on my list of worst western actors.   I liked him in Cowboys,  3:10 to Yuma,  and The Rounders.

For the best I'd have to put Walter Brennan at the top of the list.  He played so many characters - sidekick in Red River,  bad guy in My Darling Clementine, wild and crazy cowboy in The Cowboy and the Lady. And many more.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 01:56:13 pm »

Glenn Ford wouldn't be on my list of worst western actors.   I liked him in Cowboys,  3:10 to Yuma,  and The Rounders.

For the best I'd have to put Walter Brennan at the top of the list.  He played so many characters - sidekick in Red River,  bad guy in My Darling Clementine, wild and crazy cowboy in The Cowboy and the Lady. And many more.

Good picks.  Brennan's characterization of Judge Roy Bean was a classic as well.  Only character actor to win three best supporting Oscars.  Guy was amazing. 
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 08:03:05 pm »

They say that Glenn Ford was the fastest draw in the Westerns.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2014, 11:53:31 pm »

I doubt he was faster than Jerry Lewis or Sammy Davis Jr.

You can see them on a couple of 'youtube' videos.

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2014, 04:39:10 am »

Speaking of Sammy Davis Jr,   he was in one of the worse westerns ever - Sergeants 3.   It was a remake of Gunga Din set in the old west and stared the whole Rat Pack.
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2014, 07:46:08 am »

To me, the only member of the rat pack who should have done westerns was Dino.   I always enjoyed watching his westerns.Sammy Davis Jr. was not bad as well, and he was reputed to be a wicked fast draw.  He also was an avid shooter and collector.   I had totally forgotten that Jerry Lewis had a similar reputation.   We need a new crop of western actors!  I wish they would take the crew of Justified and do a period western.   That or I have to dig out my DVD of Deadwood again.  It is nearly plum wore out.
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2014, 08:21:46 am »

I vote for:

Fred MacMurray
Frank Sinatra
Jack Lemmon
James Darren
Ricky Nelson
Rock Hudson
Paul Lynd
Elvis Presley
William Shatner
James Cagney

So come up with some more stinkers, they gotta be out there

Elvis did a good job in Flaming Star.
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2014, 09:37:55 am »

Speaking of Sammy Davis Jr,   he was in one of the worse westerns ever - Sergeants 3.   It was a remake of Gunga Din set in the old west and stared the whole Rat Pack.

Now wait a minute.

I was an extra in that movie, a cavalryman with no speaking part, and I'll watch it over and over until I find myself on that screen.

BTW, Sammy is the greatest actor I ever met... as a person.
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2014, 01:58:46 pm »

Elvis did a good job in Flaming Star.

And Hudson adored it and went because of the title.
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2014, 02:47:19 pm »

Now wait a minute.

I was an extra in that movie, a cavalryman with no speaking part, and I'll watch it over and over until I find myself on that screen.

BTW, Sammy is the greatest actor I ever met... as a person.

I thought that was you.  You did an outstanding job!
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2014, 09:15:24 pm »

Richard Farnsworth, no contest! Seemed like a nice fellow and looked the part but should have stayed a stunt man.
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2014, 04:39:02 am »

I know this about the worst ....

but the parallel might be the best.... if we go there, most of the ones today are aging  Undecided  but there may be a few if they were start filming westerns again.

Thomas Haden Church ... good in "Tombstone" , Great in  "Broken Trail "  !
Daniel Craig ( yeah I know he's British ) but he has the look


I like Tommy Lee Jones  but he's getting up there too.
Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot and Robert Duvall
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2014, 01:47:12 pm »

Not to derail the thread, but it's always seemed funny to me that many people discount European actors for western roles because they're "foreign." The real west was absolutely full of immigrants from nearly every European country, plus Russia, the Middle East and even Turkey (most from the latter two regions were merchants.) The only television show that I remember acknowledging this was an obscure one called "The Iron Horse" that ran from '66 to '68. In that one, about half the characters had Scottish, Swedish, French, German, Cockney or other accents. In most western films and shows you'll have Irishmen (usually soldiers) and some random guy called "the Swede," but they're never as pervasive as the ones from "The Iron Horse," or the real west.
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2014, 10:50:43 pm »

Not to derail the thread, but it's always seemed funny to me that many people discount European actors for western roles because they're "foreign." The real west was absolutely full of immigrants from nearly every European country, plus Russia, the Middle East and even Turkey (most from the latter two regions were merchants.) The only television show that I remember acknowledging this was an obscure one called "The Iron Horse" that ran from '66 to '68. In that one, about half the characters had Scottish, Swedish, French, German, Cockney or other accents. In most western films and shows you'll have Irishmen (usually soldiers) and some random guy called "the Swede," but they're never as pervasive as the ones from "The Iron Horse," or the real west.

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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2014, 05:42:03 am »

And Hudson adored it and went because of the title.

Thought it was his Biopic  Grin 

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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2014, 10:01:22 am »

Thought it was his Biopic  Grin 



Ha!

And as for the above, Hell on Wheels is doing a good job of adding foreigners to the mix.
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