Skip to comments.John Wayne or Clint Eastwood ?
Posted on 07/04/2014 2:16:48 AM PDT by kingattax
John Wayne and Clint Eastwood are probably the greatest western stars and are the greatest American movie heroes for many people. Vote for your favorite.
Yep. “Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.”
There is I doubt...John Wayne
Supposed to sai no doubt... Got to remember to turn off auto fill
Wayne. Clint is good but can’t match Wayne.
McClintock, Katy Elder, North to Alaska, The Alamo are just a few of my favs.
John Wayne...84 westerns...the list is here
The Big Trail
The Range Fued
Ride Him Cowboy
The Big Stampede
The Telegraph Trail
Somewhere In Sonora
Riders of Destiny
The Man From Monterey
West of The Devide
The Trail Beyond
The Star Packer
Randy Rides Alone
The Man From Utah
The Lucky Texan
The Lawless Frontier
Neath The Arizona Skies
The New Frontier
The Desert Trail
The Dawn Rider
Winds Of The Wasteland
The Lonely Trail
The Lawless Nineties
King of The Pecos
California Straight Ahead
Born to The West
Santa Fe Stampede
Red River Range
Pals of The Saddle
Overland Stage Raiders
Three Texas Steers
The Night Riders
The Dark Command
Lady From Louisiana
In Old California
A Lady Takes A Chance
War of The Wildcats (In Old Oklahoma)
Tall In The Saddle
Flame of Barbary Coast
Angel and The Badman
The Fighting Kentuckian
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
The Horse Soldiers
North to Alaska
How The West Was Won
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Sons of Katie Elder
The War Wagon
Cahill-United States Marshal
The Train Robbers
They're both equal unto themselves as Americans and patriots, so it comes down to a matter of taste and 'watchability.
I can sit through any Eastwood flick, but I have yet to sit through an entire "She wore a yellow ribbon"
John Wayne’s a personality.
Clint Eastwood is a FORCE.
When our daughter was eight, she thought she was in love with him and was CRUSHED to learn that, at sixty three, he was too old for her.
She couldn’t understand the concept.
John Wayne was mostly in westerns, and when it wasn’t a western, he was not comfortable in the role.
Clint Eastwood has had a much more diverse acting career, but has has many more R rated movies with more interesting story lines and roles.
Clint Eastwood - better actor and director
I think it’s an unfair comparison as they are so different and from different generations/different genre westerns, etc.
I rate both #1 and put them in different categories.
Each clearly stands at the top of a different kind of western........
No, not a cop-out. Just the truth.
Clint Eastwood but I suspect it has more to do with my age than anything.
Why not have them both. Like marriage, what does it matter.
Thanks for the list.
The Quite Man. Hubby has worn out multiple copies.
Dang phone. The Quiet Man.
John Eastwood or Clint Wayne, which shall it be?
I’m partial to Clint Eastwood. John was at the top for his time but Clint is a much better actor.
Happy 4th to the KINGofttax! Hope you and your family have a wonderful day. Now on to my usual JW screed:
There was a time when I was known on FR as the Duke’s #1 fan! After a thread about the Duke, I would get private messages from people sending me wonderful photos of THE MAN, lol.
That being said, it is unbearable for me to ever read threads on John Wayne because of the intense ignorance shown about acting values, patriotism and the Duke’s personal history.
He was one of the greatest film stars of the golden age of movies. He was a brilliant actor who trained, worked and delivered on every picture. Look at his body of work from “Stagecoach” to “True Grit.” If he didn’t know how to work out of westerns (and most actors can work in more than one genre) what do we make of his performances in “They Were Expendable”? and “Island in the Sky”? If he didn’t know how to act why did the greatest film directors clamor for his time?
Movies are a popular art but they are an ART. And not everyone has a good take on this form. It takes a trained eye and some training in theater, film history and culture to truly comprehend what comprises a good movie and more difficultly, what makes a good screen performance. The combination of sensitivity and concentration, amazing physical dexterity, humor and charisma are what make The Duke a great actor and a great star.
Until conservatives return to the arts instead of run from them, we will always be at a disadvantage in a liberal world.
Happy 4th to you!