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What's your favorite Western TV series or Movie, and your favorite Western character/actor?

Asked by JackAdams (6574points) September 24th, 2008

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My favorites have always been Sky King with Kirby Grant, and The Lone Ranger, with Clayton Moore.

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GAMBIT's avatar

Clint Eastwood

- Pale Rider
– The Good the Bad & the Ugly
– For a Few Dollars More
– High Plains Drifter

EmpressPixie's avatar

Does Firefly count? It was, after all, a space western. If it does, it wins for me. If it doesn’t, well, it failed to get me interested in watching others but I loved Zorro as a kid (not quite the same, I’m afraid).

Lightlyseared's avatar

Will Smith in Wild WIld West.

augustlan's avatar

John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne.

JackAdams's avatar

Well, it seems that we have three votes for John Wayne

deaddolly's avatar

I hated John Wayne! I liked Gunsmoke. I wanted to be Miss Kitty.

I also liked Bonanza…still remember that, watching it with my whole family on a sunday night, when I was little.

And I had a crush on Blue from High Chapperel (sp?)

Harp's avatar

Movie: Jeremiah Johnson

Character: Del Gue (the guy in the sand)

Lightlyseared's avatar

Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven. Now that was a masterpiece.

JackAdams's avatar

He directed that movie, as I recall.

GAMBIT's avatar

My favorite TV show is Kung Fu it took place in the West and was sort of kinda a Western maybe.

JackAdams's avatar

Yep, it was definitely a Western… Good choice!

willbrawn's avatar

Firefly. My favorite western by far.

tinyfaery's avatar

Firefly. And my favorite character Mal (The captain)

More traditionally, the only western I like is Tombstone. Val Kilmer is great as Doc Holiday.

Does Brokeback Mountain count?

Lightlyseared's avatar

Brokeback Mountain does not count.

How about the Quick and the Dead?

EmpressPixie's avatar

@lightlyseared: Why not?

Lightlyseared's avatar

Because a “Western” is a story set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in what became the Western United States. While brokeback may be set in the western states it is not set in the latter half of the 19th century. OK I admit the opinions of some of the characters may make you think differently… (Also cinema owners in Utah)

EmpressPixie's avatar

@Lightlyseared: By that logic, Firefly wouldn’t count at all and the original asker has already said it does.

tupara's avatar

‘High Chapparal’ was always my favourite (it had the coolest Indians). Does anyone remember ‘The Quest’? It starred kurt Russell as Twopersons who was raised by Indians and he teams up with his brother, Tim Mathieson, to find their missing sister. As for movies, I like Sam Peckinpah or the Bud Boetticher ones with Randolph Scott.

asmonet's avatar

Firefly/Serenity…Kung Fu.


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