Appears In: Stagecoach (1939)
Portrayed By: John Wayne
Stagecoach was a breakthrough film in a number of ways. The John Ford classic marked the arrival of John Wayne as a leading man, was the first use of Monument Valley in a western, and John Ford's direction was heralded by the likes of Orson Welles as a "textbook of filmmaking." Choosing a top John Wayne gunslinging appearance is tough, as he played a cowboy at least 65 times. We had to go with The Ringo Kid, the role that made John Wayne John Wayne. Check the badass trailer for the film, from back when trailers were four damn minutes long.