"You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize"
Here's the problem that I have with John Wayne, in my limited experience with his films. As a movie character, Mr. Wayne seems to be invincible. It is simply impossible to inflict any harm on him. You could have 6 Japanese soldiers blasting away at him with machine guns, and John Wayne would kill them all with his revolver while sustaining no injuries himself. I guess there is something satisfying about watching the "good guy" (who is 100% good, by the way) role over the "bad guy" (who is pure evil), bringing swift justice, but I'd rather have some tension between the sides. It seems more "tough" to me for a character to go into a fight that they could possibly lose.
John Wayne first, Clint Eastwood second
Ahahahahahaha I loved that movie! Been begging the lovely Mrs. Pete to let me see it again.
Paul Osborn wrote: Tom Cruise as Les Grossman
I don't think Jimmy Stewart actually served in WWII, he was 4F on account of his bad ear, his brother (whose life Jimmy saved as a child) was a big war hero however.
The toughest movie actors were: Jimmy Stewart, who unlike, John Wayne, actually fought in WWII, saving countless lives and earning numerous medals for gallantry.
OK, I'll try that one again.
Jimmy Stewart retired a B Gen and earned a Dist Svc Cross in WWII. He was no Chickenhawk warmonger.