Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper, was best known for his quiet acting style and his stoic on screen performance. Which worked out well in his Westerns. In his film career he did more than 100 films. In 1953, Cooper won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Marshal Will Kane in High Noon, thought to be his finest performance. He wasn't well enough to receive his Academy Award. So, he asked John Wayne to accept it for him, a bit of irony in light of Wayne's opinion of the film.

The Hanging Tree (1959)
Man of the West (1958)
Blowing Wild (1953)
Springfield Rifle (1952)
High Noon (1952)
It's a Big Country (1951)
Dallas (1950)
Along Came Jones (1945)
North West Mounted Police (1940)
The Westerner (1940)
The Cowboy and the Lady(1938)
The Plainsman (1936)
Fighting Caravans (1931)
A Man from Wyoming(1930)
The Texan (1930)
The Virginian (1929)
The Wolf Song(1929)
The Last Outlaw (1927)
Arizona Bound (1927)


Paul 2 said...

Dawn I hate to disagree with your list but the following Films are NOT Westerns. Pride of the Yankees, The Real Glory, The General Died At Dawn,Beau Geste, and Distant Drums

Dawn said...

Thank you Paul.. I was not sure. i was hoping you would speak up. :)

Paul 2 said...

Dawn your welcome. also add Morocco, to the list.BTW Distant Drums is a Eastern it takes place in the Florida Everglades.