Top Ten Best Characters from Westerns

The Top Ten
1 The Man with No Name - The Dollars Trilogy

Many western characters were inspired by this guy, even Marty McFly was inspired by him (recall that particular scene in the third movie where he used a bullet proof vest).

Every guy wants to be Blondie, don't they?

2 Rooster Cogburn - True Grit
3 Tuco Ramírez - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

How to describe dear Tuco? Feisty, scruffy, mercurial, temperamental, entertainingly psychotic, lovably goofy, and the one you end up caring about the most. Utterly hilarious, and his dysfunctional bromance with Blondie is timeless. And he has that adorable little run.
Possibly the greatest movie character ever.

Determined and temperamental. So funny and One of the best characters ever!

Trying to enjoy whatever he can salvage.

We could all be Tuco!

4 Frank - Once Upon a Time in the West
5 Doc Holliday - Tombstone
6 The Sundance Kid - Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
7 Ethan Edwards - The Searchers

He may not have been the most likable character, but he had me on an emotional roller coaster. I genuinely clapped when he picked up his niece and said
"Let's go home"

8 Harmonica - Once Upon a Time in the West

Definition of bad-ass. One of the reasons I started play harmonica

9 Chuncho Muñoz - A Bullet for the General

Scrappy and sensitive, Chuncho would shoot his own friends if he feels they have betrayed him, yet deeply cares about his brother.

10 Helen Ramirez - High Noon

Shrewd and dignified, she remains a great businesswoman even as she faces prejudice in her town for being Mexican and female.

The Newcomers

? Angel Eyes - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
? Little Bill Daggett - Unforgiven
The Contenders
11 Juan Martinez - The Ox-Bow Incident
12 Calvera - The Magnificent Seven

Is there more depth to him than he lets on? Who knows?

In any case, he's a fun villain who kept us wanting more of him in every scene he stole.

13 Vin - The Magnificent Seven

Or Shichiroji's, for that matter (Sorry, I confused him with Chris).

To be honest, he lacks Kambei Shimada's warmth and presence. But he's pretty cool, I guess.

14 Mary O'Donnell - Don't Turn the Other Cheek

A bespectacled Irish action girl virgin Catholic revolutionary reporter who comes to Dmitri and Max's rescue many times. Shame she never got the thanks she deserved.

15 Adelita - A Bullet for the General

A crafty, fierce bandita with issues. Pretty much saves Martine Bestwick and her dodgy accent.

16 Pablo Ramirez - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
17 Colonel Mortimer - For a Few Dollars More

Despite him looking EXACTLY like Angel Eyes, which must have unnerved Blondie, he's quite a good man.

18 Rattlesnake Jake - Rango

Yeah, he's animated. But come on. A black hat rattlesnake outlaw who looks like Angel Eyes and has a gatling gun grafted onto his TAIL? You don't get cooler than that.

19 Butch Cassidy - Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
20 Chico - The Magnificent Seven

Blending together Katsushiro and Kikuchiyo was no easy feat, but this movie just about manages.

An expert blend of Katsushiro's eager naivite and Kikuchiyo's boisterous, unrelenting emotion.

21 Dr. King Schultz - Django Unchained

Friendly, sharp and charismatic. A rare heroic role from Christoph Waltz.

22 Rosario - A Bullet for the General

While her husband fled to the kitchen when revolutionary bandits were attacking, she stood up to them.

23 Bernardo O'Reilly - The Magnificent Seven
24 Ben Cartwright - Bonanza
25 Matt Dillon - Gunsmoke
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