I had a wealth of material to draw from. To say the least, he was a complicated man. MORRELL: Glenn rode a horse with more grace and skill than just about any other actor, with the exception of a real cowboy like Ben Johnson.
Who is the best horseback rider in western movies?
Westerns expert James Denniston adds, “The Duke [in his early career], Wild Bill Elliott, Randolph Scott, Slim Pickens, Richard Boone and Jimmy Stewart all rode well. As big as he was, Andy Devine was a good rider.
Did Glenn Ford get kicked in the face by a horse?
Often during his career he insisted on being shot looking to camera left–he had been kicked in the right side of his jaw by a horse and insisted the left side of his face was his only filmable side.
Did John Wayne ride his own horses in his movies?
In such films as Tall in the Saddle and The Conqueror, Wayne rode a stallion named Steel, one of the most famous horses of his era. Occasionally Wayne would take the reins of Cocaine, the stunt horse used by Chuck Roberson, who was Wayne’s double in more than 30 movies.
Was Glenn Ford a real cowboy?
Also known for many classic Western features such as “The Fastest Gun Alive,” “3:10 to Yuma” and “Cimarron,” Ford was a natural cowboy. “He could draw and shoot in three-tenths of a second,” said Peter, who remembers as a kid pretending to be villain co-star Broderick Crawford from “The Fastest Gun Alive.”
Did Clint Eastwood and John Wayne make a movie together?
Wayne and Eastwood never worked together, however, they remain the two actors most associated with the Western genre.