Common actors in old Western movies included John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Randolph Scott. All three actors appeared in some of the most popular Westerns in film history. As of 2015, Clint Eastwood remains active in the film industry, although John Wayne passed away in 1979 and Randolph Scott died in 1987.
One of the world's most iconic Western film stars, John Wayne appeared in films such as "True Grit," "The Fighting Kentuckian," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Rio Grande" and "The Cowboys." He won an the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the role of Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit."
Born in 1930, Clint Eastwood appeared in numerous famous Westerns, including "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "The Outlaw Josie Wales," "For a Few Dollars More" and "Paint Your Wagon." He also directed and starred in "Unforgiven," a Western released in 1992. Eastwood won the Academy Award for Best Director and the film won the Academy Award for Best Film in that year.
Randolph Scott, born in 1898, appeared in 106 movies from 1928 until his retirement in 1962. His many Western film appearances include "Ride the High Country," "Comanche Station," "Decision At Sundown," "Thunder Over the Plains" and "Buchanan Rides Alone."