The Outlaw Josey Wales vs. Stagecoach



I nearly always lean towards Eastwood over Wayne, no exception here.

I also usually favor Clint Eastwood over John Wayne, but not in this matchup. Stagecoach is my favorite film starring Wayne, while The Outlaw Josey Wales is rather unspectacular for an Eastwood western.

John Ford vs Clint Eastwood. Josey Wales is great and I'm a sucker for its Civil War setting. Its also one of the most quotable westerns ever. But I gotta go with Stagecoach. It has taught me a lot about film grammar and visual storytelling over the years and it's a big part of the reason that Ford is my favorite director.