• John Wayne defined the classic Western hero, appearing in 83 Westerns, including timeless classics like "Stagecoach" and "True Grit."
  • Clint Eastwood subverted the traditional Western genre with morally ambiguous characters, setting a precedent for Spaghetti and Revisionist Westerns.
  • James Stewart brought his relatable everyman persona to Westerns, portraying both protagonist and antagonist characters, showcasing his versatility.