The Coen Brothers List Their 5 Favorite Westerns

     January 7, 2011


The Coen Brothers have created a masterful Western with True Grit.  I’m surprised and overjoyed that the film is doing well at the box office since audiences usually don’t turn in large numbers for the genre or for the Coens’ films.  EW recently spoke with the genius filmmakers and wanted to find out what they listed at their five favorite westerns.  Here’s their list:

1. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, dir. Sergio Leone)

2. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976, dir. Clint Eastwood)

3. Greaser’s Palace (1972, dir. Robert Downey Sr.)

4. “Doc” (1971, dir. Frank Perry)

5. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972, dir. John Huston)

It’s interesting that their favorite Westerns comes from around the 60s and 70s and doesn’t include earlier fare like Stagecoach or High Noon.  Click over to for the Coens’ explanation of their choices.

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