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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Classic Stars Match Play #2 - John "The Duke" Wayne vs Gary "Coop" Cooper

While these two men made not have had a rivarly ala my last match competitors (Bette Davis, Joan Crawford), there was a little gruff between them. Wayne and director Howard Hawks didn't appreciate High Noon or the fact that Cooper's character Sheriff Will Kane was seeking help from townsfolk. Ironic that Wayne accepted the Best Actor award on Cooper's behalf for High Noon. And since the two didn't meet in my actors tournament, how about we pair them up now in a little match play? The match starts now and will run through Thursday October 6th at 7 pm EST. Good luck gentlemen.


Name: Marion Robert Morrison
Birth Date:  May 26, 1907
Height: 6'4"
Academy Awards: 3 nominations, 1 win ( Best Actor - True Grit (1969))
Monties: none so far....
My favorite John Wayne film: Rio Bravo
Match Play record: 1-1 (beat Glenn Ford in the 50's era of the
Favorite Classic Actor Tournament before losing to Kirk Douglas)



Name: Frank James Cooper
Birth Date: May 7, 1901 (Helena, Montana)
Height: 6'3"
Academy Awards: 5 nominations, 2 wins (Best Actor - Sergeant York (1942) and
Best Actor - High Noon (1953))
Monties: 1 nomination so far (Best Actor - Sergeant York)
My Favorite Gary Cooper film: Ball Of Fire
Match Play Record: 2-1 (beat Tyrone Power and Robert Montgomery in the 40's era of
the Favorite Classic Actor Tournament before falling to Cary Grant)


Clara said...

Gary Cooper :)

Caftan Woman said...

Vote: John Wayne

It was Howard Hawks who disliked "High Noon". It's the reason he made "Rio Bravo" to show a sheriff getting too much unasked for help.

Patti said...

Well my vote is in on this one. You know I'm in love with COOP!!!!!

monty said...

Thanks Caftan Woman, I thought it was Hawks but wrote Ford anyway.

Kalli said...

Gary Cooper, oh my, he's so incredibly sexy.

Dawn said...

Gary Cooper!


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