The Best TV Western Villain-Jack Elam

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Luvtemps, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Where would the shoot em ups be without ol-[Jack Elam]this great character actor was in most of the TV western from the fifties to the seventies,and almost always the bad guy he of course mellowed in his later years but in his prime he was a handful for the lawmen of the old west on the small screen..Just a shout out to one of the best ever-Mr.Jack Elam.
     
  2. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    It seemed in later years he turned to being more of comic relief (e.g., Support Your Local Sheriff).

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  3. clayton

    clayton Forum Resident

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    Agreed, along with Strother Martin who could be both a good guy and a bad guy.
     
  4. Otlset

    Otlset free-range audiophile

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    Jack Elam is just about my favorite character actor ever. I understand he started out as a handsome leading man type.
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    Then likely because of his menacing crazy-eyed appearance he took on the role of villain for many years, mostly in westerns.

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    And then we later discovered his comedic side, I think starting with the movie "Support Your Local Sheriff" in 1969.

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    What a character!

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  5. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    One of his few[good guy]roles was in[The Dakotas]as a U.S.Marshall.
     

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