I know this will get me hated but John Wayne just never did anything for me - I think it was because when I was very young and a John Wayne movie was on the tube, and John drew and shot his 6-shooter at the ground, and killed a bad guy - it was just so fake that it turned me off to him, even at a young age.
But I loved Jeff Bridges in True Grit - I thought he and it was 10X better than the original.
No offense to anyone, just shootin' the breeze.
Hey - another great comedy western - City Slickers! Jack Palance was awesome!!!