Doyle Brunson Outlines His Top Ten Country Westerns of All Time
One of the original Texas road gamblers, it's no surprise that Doyle Brunson has accumulated loads of experience and knowledge on plenty of topics other than poker over the years.
His signature cowboy hat and Texas roots would indicate that one of those topics is Country Westerns, and it turns out he is indeed very knowledgeable on the genre. The godfather of poker sat down with Nolan Dalla at his son Todd Brunson’s Italian restaurant, Roma Deli, to share his top ten picks.
The just over 33-minute long video is the third of a series that goes over Brunson’s top 60 Westerns of all time. In this final video, Brunson talks about the ones that made his top ten list, as well as some flicks that didn’t make the cut. For “Texas Dolly,” it’s the poignant, memorable moments that make the top Westerns the best in his eyes.
*Video produced by Andrew Geber via 5thStreetSports.com
Doyle Brunson’s Top Ten Westerns All-Time
|Rank||Movie Title||Year||Director||Notable Actors|
|1||Hell or High Water||2016||David Mackenzie||Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges|
|2||Shane||1953||George Stevens||Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin|
|3||Red River||1948||Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson||John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru|
|4||Appaloosa||2008||Ed Harris||Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger|
|5||Hombre||1967||Martin Ritt||Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone|
|6||Jeremiah Johnson||1972||Sydney Pollack||Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton|
|7||The Big Country||1958||William Wyler||Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker|
|8||Unforgiven||1992||Clint Eastwood||Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman|
|9||The Searchers||1956||John Ford||John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles|
|10||The Professionals||1966||Richard Brooks||Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan|
While Brunson may have played in his last tournament ever this summer in the 2018 World Series of Poker, he continues to be an expert source for all things poker — and also Country Westerns, as it turns out.