Quiz: Can you name these Western movie stars?
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Can you name these Western movie stars?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Classic Western movies starred some of the finest and most talented movie stars at the time. The actors and actresses that starred in the cowboy classics became icons. John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and Sam Elliot are just a few people who come to mind when thinking of Westerns. Which Western movie is your favorite?

Can you name the actors that starred in "Tombstone?" What about the actress that starred in "Gunsmoke?" Do you know the man who was commonly known as the "Duke?" If those were too easy, do you know the actor that was known for wearing a poncho? Make sure you know some interesting facts and history behind some of the most famous Western stars, it'll come in handy!

Do you know which actor fought in World War II? Can you name the star that almost always played the role of the villain? Do you know who starred with John Wayne in the movie "Fort Apache?" Can you name the actor behind "The Man With No Name?" If you had no trouble answering questions like these, you'll hit the target with this quiz!

Western movie buffs, saddle up and get ready to take your shot. Let's see if you can hit the bullseye on this quiz!

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Which Western star was known as "Duke"?
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Which Western actor was famous for his role as Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath" and also spawned a family of movie stars?
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Which major Western star launched to fame in the 20s thanks to movies like "The Winning of Barbara Worth" and "Children of Divorce"?
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Which star both acted in and directed "Unforgiven," a dark and forbidding Western from 1992?
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Which man gained worldwide fame for his long run as Marshal Matt Dillon in the TV series "Gunsmoke"?
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In 1948, "Fort Apache" matched John Wayne with which other big star?
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Which star first gained fame thanks to "Spaghetti Westerns" filmed in Italy?
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Which of the following actors starred in "How the West Was Won"?
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Which Westen actor, with his 6-feet, 7-inch height, towered over many of his co-stars?
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Which Western star's real name was Marion Mitchell Morrison?
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Which actor gained fame for his recurring role as "The Man With No Name"?
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Which Westerns icon had menacing facial features that typecast him as a villain?
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1929's "The Virginian" was which famous actor's first non-silent movie?
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Which Western actor is probably best known for his work in "It's a Wonderful Life"?
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Gary Cooper was famous for his Western roles, but he won an Academy Award for which character?
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Which actor starred opposite Jane Fonda in the weird Western "Cat Ballou"?
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Who played the character Bret Maverick in the 1950s comedy Western series "Maverick"?
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Which Western star moved to California for football, but then lost his scholarship due to a bodysurfing accident?
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Which Western stalwart starred in the classic "Ride the High Country" in 1962?
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Which Westerns celebrity added to his fame by saying the words, "Make my day"?
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Which famous actress starred alongside John Wayne in 1950s "Rio Grande"?
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As a child, which actor suffered an injury in a car wreck that left him with a distinctive stiff-legged walking style?
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Which actor did acclaimed Westerns director John Ford call a "poached egg"?
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Which actor took his nickname from the family dog because he so loathed his given name?
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Which Western star became known for his trademark poncho?
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Who starred in the 1955 classic "The Man From Laramie"?
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Which Western star lost a lung and multiple ribs to cancer before sucuumbing to what he called "the Big C"?
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Which famous Western actress started her career in Mexico?
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As his Hollywood career came to an end, which Westerns star decided to act in "On Golden Pond," a decidedly non-Western movie?
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Which lanky star played the part of Virgil Earp in the 1993's "Tombstone"?
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Which actress was best known for her role as Kitty in the TV show "Gunsmoke"?
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Which Western star was a real-life hero from World War II?
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Which actor co-starred with Lee Marvin in 1966's "The Professionals"?
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Which gaunt-faced actor played Anthony Perkins' father in "The Lonely Man"?
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Who played the part of Chino in the 1973 film "Chino," a story about a horse breeder who loses everything?
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Which man played the role of Ben Wade in 1957's "3:10 to Yuma"?
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He was famous for his role in "The Story of G.I. Joe," but also starred in a Western called "Nevada." Who is he?
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Which actor always seemed to get the roles of famous Western villains?
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Who was the star of 1962's "Lonely are the Brave"?
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In the epic "Shane," who took on the role of the title character?
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Which established star needed a hit in "The Wild Bunch" in order to revive his career?
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_____ starred in 1993's "Tombstone" with Kurt Russell.
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Which well-known star had roles in three 1970 Westerns: "The McMasters," "Battle of the Commandos," and "Campeneros"?
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You've probably eaten his line of salsas. And you probably also saw him in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Who is he?
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_____ was the star of "The Big Country," which also featured Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, and Burl Ives.
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