Honestly though, when you watch my favorite guy, John Wayne, do you ever notice anything besides his sexy swagger and confidence? To me, he remains the ultimate image of the old west...feared by men and loved by women. I still remember him storming through the muddy streets in North to Alaska (1960), chasing Capucine, and even though the script dictated she run, I think I wouldn't have. :)
Another favorite of mine, Chisum (1970) was set in 1878 with JW again starring as a cattle king. I don't think the man made a bad movie, and not all of them were westerns. He was equally as stunning in war movies, but this blog is called Cowboy Kisses. *lol*
Through the magic of movies and books, we never have to picture a sweaty, ugly fella in a hat, rather we can let our imaginations run wild and put John Wayne's face and attitude on any hero we want. I mourned the passing of Marion Mitchell Morrison on June 11, 1979. I'm pretty certain he never would have made such a splash under his real name, but he certainly claimed my heart as The Duke! Who's your favorite cowboy?
Note: Thanks to http://www.moviesunlimited for the pictures I 'borrowed.'