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Question by The Great White.... Uploaded on March 12, 2009
John Wayne hands down Pilgrim.
Clint Eastwood. He is pretty badass. Thats what I like about him.
John Wayne hands down, there is no comparison.
I was at the bar last night and was in a heated debate with some people about this. Clint Eastwood last 15 minutes of Unforgiven was the icing on the cake for me. Im going with Clint
I must also add all the dirty harry movies, heartbreak ridge, Gran tarino, High planes drifter, and the outlaw Josey Wales. so yes Rabbitpolice your right there is no comparison. Clint hands down
Both were perfect for their respective eras. Question is, who's next? All we seem to have currently are namby pambies.
The Great White, You done bumped yo head!
Clint Eastwood is definately a bigger bad ass, but John Wayne seems to practice chivalry better. In my book I think John Wayne edges out Clint as my favorite.
Clint Eastwood by far. He was "The Man with no Name", I think the reason behind that was the directors knew that people were not going to remember his name in a movie, just the amount of ass that he kicked.
Shouldn't you be studying something great white?
Clint Eastwood get my vote. I will still watch The Duke though
The man with ""REAL TRUE GRITT!!!""
If you was a MAN, I'd belt'ya one!!!!
clint eastwood is the , best actor
John Wayne is the baddest of the bad!
To me Clint comes across as more badass than the Duke. It'd be a toss up as to which was tougher. I don't think I ever saw anything that made me think the Duke was just a bad mean dude. He always seemed like a good guy even when he wasn't supposed to be. Clint on the other hand.
Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven was and still is the best Western Movie ever made!
John Wayne was a hunter and avid outdoorsman. Clint Eastwood is against killing animals. John Wayne wins way beyond a shodow of a doubt. I've never seen 1 eastwood commerative firearm, John Wayne's are countless.
For being totally bad? Has to be Clint. His anti-hero portrayals are awesome. For being a true blue, save the day kind of a hero, John Wayne, don't mess with the Duke.
Good Comment Tex, both were excellent for thier respective times and genre. Eastwood has an edginess to him that certainly has appeal. The Duke is pure patriot. I grew up with John Wayne movies and still love them. He had some great lines handed to him over the years. One of my favorite is from True Grit and gunfight on horse back segment. "...fill your hand you SOB!" My vote is for the DUKE!
Clint Eastwood. He's pretty badass. Thats what i think about him.
Clint Eastwood, The Duke was a hero, Clint was a badass.
im going to have to go with John Wayne (The Duke)
I think its john wayne
Clint Eastwood---don't forget the Dirty Harry movies
Clint!! no question
Westerns: John Wayne, old time justice in the old times.
Cities: Clint Eastwood, old time justice in the new times.
Hats off to both!
Good question. Guys have hit on the different era situation, like comparing Bonds to Aaron or Ruth.
The Duke was before my time and Clint was the man when I was growing up. DVD's let me catch up on the Duke and he WAS westerns and war movies. He led the way for Clint and others, including the classic one liners.
Everyone who picked Clint should watch Wayne in The Searchers.
No doubt John Wayne. He was a man's man even outside of the movies. Not that I don't love Eastwood, but only one has a nickname-which is the true mark of a legend. All you have to say is "The Duke"
no dout clint is the best waynes a cover boy
Clint is definately more of a badass. John was a strong, silent type, but Clint is a hardcore anti-hero. Have you seen Gran Torino? Best movie ever made. Good message, too.
I think John Wayne is more of a mans man who lived his pricipals one and off screen. Eastwood had more grit but John Wayne will be remembered long after Eastwood is history.
Don't matter. Liam Neeson could take 'em both at the same time!
"Are you talking to me, pilgrim"?
JOHN WAYNE ALL THE WAY!
Hes the DUKE and the best damn western actor EVER!
Not even close.
Clint's spaghetti westerns had every shot ricochet, even when he hit someone. Plus he got the crap beat out of him in every one.
Clint's "Dirty Harry" movies had him getting a partner killed every time. Hmmm, seems "Unforgiven" has the same.
Did he ever learn???
Clint made a couple movies with an ape (orangutan?).
Clint singing in "Paint Your Wagon" was truly painful.
Clint's female lead (Sandra Locke) was pitiful.
And don't EVEN think about "Bridges of Madison County".
(Oh man, I'm even ashamed I know that).
"The Duke" on the other hand had beauties like Maureen O'Hara, Katherine Hepburn, and even in his last movie (The Shootist) had Lauren Bacall.
His singing in his early films was painful also, but I think it wasn't really him.
His partners seemed not only to survive the movie, but show up in the next one as well. Ward Bond, Chill Wills, Scatman Crothers, etc.
I'll take the Duke on my side, anytime.
Outside of the original question, but has there ever been another "badass" as bad as Richard Boone in "Hombre"??
He was almost as good/bad in "The Shootist".
Or how about Jack Palance in "Shane" or even as Curly in "City Slickers"?
Would make Clint Eastwood hide under his poncho.
Clint Eastwood is much more BA. He may lose battles, but he wins in the end.
A week ago I would have said Clint Eastwood... He plays a real BA in the movies, but then I read this article http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2009/01/they-said-what... a little ironic eh
hands down the "duke". eastwood is against hunting.practice what you preach. everyone is forgeting about robert duval.
Mr. Eastwood seems to do more anti-hero roles. Furthermore, he portrays a deranged director turned poacher in "White Hunter, Black Heart." Yet when John Wayne starred in a feature, even if he was the antagonist, he took care to limit the extent of his crimes. I would further remind the readers that in "Hatari", one of the questions his character asks De las Andros is if she has gone big game hunting before.
Hands Down, JOHN WAYNE, watch "The Cowboys" plus he's twice as big as Clint
IMA vote for Keifer Sutherland. Chisum and The Man w/ No Name have nothing on Jack Bauer. Runner up is Godzilla. 3rd place hon mention to Da Bears.
Seriously -- John Wayne rode his own horses in True Grit and Big Jake. I like the Clint movies and think Eastwood is a good guy too, but did he ride his own horses & do his own stunts? Anyone know?
Don't recall either Wayne or Eastwood ever gripped by the angst of ol' Jack Bauer.
Also don't recall either of them ever needing help from some little techno-dwarf female.
"A man's got to do what a man's got to do". Duke
"A man's got to know his limitations". Clint
Inspector Callahan, hands down.
If you read Big Ts comment it might take the wind out of your sails. I am not particularly fond of killing ducks to but I am glad that GOD gives me another DAY out on the water so see the magnificents of seeing a pair or vee coming in! That gentlemen is when you Know you are TRUELY ALIVE!
"Hit ya...nah...I'm not goin' to hit ya......the hell I won't!!"
The Duke wins in my opinion. One of his best movies was The Quiet Man with Maureen O'Sullivan...most of you probably have never seen it because it doesn't have any guns in it...bit it does have on helluva fight scene.
"Don't recall either Wayne or Eastwood ever gripped by the angst of ol' Jack Bauer."
The Quiet Man. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. Silverado. Unforgiven.
"Also don't recall either of them ever needing help from some little techno-dwarf female."
You got me there. But these days pretty much everyone in modern spy thrillers needs a techno-dwarf on their side.
You just reminded me of a great actor, Strother Martin.
Whether in Liberty Valance, Butch Cassidy, or even Cool Hand Luke, he had to have been the precursor of the techno-dwarfs. "What we have here, is a failure to....communicate".
Lee Marvin in Liberty Valance starts out as a badass, but just turns out to be a schoolyard bully.
Yes, the quiet man is a great movie. So is the Searchers. I like Clint but The Duke is the man.
Lee Marvin may have turned into a schoolyard bully in Liberty Valance, but watch him in The Professionals with Burt Lancaster. You gotta love his hat.
John Wanye. " I DONT ACT.... I REACT"
Gran Tourino was an awesome way to end Clint's prestigious acting career.
You're right, Lee Marvin's hat was a classic, as was his horse in Cat Ballou, and even the silver nose!
The Duke. He was a hero to a couple of generations of boys that became men.
both were so great but im gonna have to go with eastwood
John Wayne no question
eastwood whoooraaa the good,the bad and the ugly
John Wayne is the TRUE badass. I take none of you Eastwood(used to be)fans read what he's said about hunting.
I'm going to go with John Wayne!!!!!!!!!
Clint all the way.
The Duke. Best of the best.
Clint Eastwood is way more of a badass. He actually does some epic things whereas the Duke is more of a symbol of awesomeness.
But don't forget Tom Selleck
The man with no name-Clint Eastwood all the way. Wish he would run for president!
Just noticed a couple of Lee Marvin comments above. My favorite Lee Marvin movie was The Big Red One. Watch him shoot the M1 without a blink-hoora! to an actual scout sniper. Also an actual hunter and fisherman.
"Donaphon. Tom Donaphon. You can forget about what I said about buying a gun. You're a tenderfoot. Liberty Valance is the toughest man south of the picket wire. Next to me." ~ The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Clint Eastwood... and his .44 magnum
John Wayne. The guy was a man first, actor second. I can't say the same for Clint.
John Wayne for sure that guy was an animal
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