Top 10: Best Western Genre Performances


Showdowns. Stares. Shootouts. These are just a few of the elements that make Westerns an irreplaceable piece of the cinema landscape. In celebration of the genre that has given us so many great movies, let’s take a look at the all-time best performances in a Western.

10Clint Eastwood in “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976)
dir: Clint Eastwood

9Walter Huston in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948)
dir: John Huston

8Henry Fonda in “Once Upon A Time in the West” (1968)
dir: Sergio Leone

7Jack Palance in “Shane” (1953)
dir: George Stevens

6Gene Hackman in “Unforgiven” (1992)
dir: Clint Eastwood

5Jeff Bridges in True Grit (2010)
dir: Joel & Ethan Cohen

4Javier Bardem in “No Country For Old Men” (2007)
dir: Joel & Ethan Coen

3Clint Eastwood in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
dir: Sergio Leone

2John Wayne in “The Searchers” (1956)
dir: John Ford

1Gary Cooper in “High Noon” (1952)
dir: Fred Zinnemann