My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Omar Sharif (1932–2015) _______________________________________________ Omar Sharif acted in 2 unusual Westerns. If fact they are so unusual that some may debate they are Westerns at all. Mackenna’s Gold (1969) I like MacKenna’s Gold. Why? Precisely because it is so unusual. Plus it’s Star Power: Sharif, Gregory Peck, Telly Savalas, Keenan Wynn. Julie Newmar, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey, Burgess …

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The Magnificent Seven: Casting Steve McQueen I haven’t come up with anybody to fill Yul Brynner’s boots .. yet. I’m working on it. But there’s at least one actor that might work for Steve McQureen’s role as the character, Vin. I’m thinking of Viggo Mortensen. Viggo has already been in a couple of excellent Westerns: Appaloosa, and Hidalgo. …

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