7 Great Western Movie Performances

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Humphrey Bogart - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Bogart collaborated with director John Huston, playing the prospector Fred Dobbs who must battle bandits, the law, and his own self while looking for gold in Mexico.

Gary Cooper - High Noon (1952)

Cooper's Sheriff Will Kane assembles a posse from the local populace to help him bring down an outlaw he once brought to justice in this Fred Zinnemann film.

Spencer Tracy - Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

John Sturges directed Tracy in this film about a war veteran who makes for a quiet, grim town to meet someone, only to find things and people there are up to no good.

Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men (2007)

Bardem starred as Anton Chigurh, the terrifying villain of the Coen brothers' adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel, creating terror in the hearts of the audience as a man who will stop at nothing to have his way.

Jeff Bridges - True Grit (2010)

As Rooster Cogburn, an aged, weary yet tough US Marshal, Bridges embarked upon a role of inherent nobility and a fair share of moodiness to bring alive this tale of helping a teenager avenge her parents' death.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained (2012)

DiCaprio played the villain of Quentin Tarantino's Revisionist Western, diving into the evil of Calvin Candie with ill-concealed glee and a mania for power.

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant (2015)

In Alejandro González Iñárritu's biopic of Hugh Glass, DiCaprio grappled with the elements and with life-threatening wounds to seek retribution from the companions who left him for dead.

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