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Sunday, August 23, 2015

In ‘Hombre’ and ‘Kid Blue,’ the Antiheroes Wear Stetsons and Ride Tall on a Rebellion Frontier

The New York Times
J. Hoberman

You might say that civic duty demanded that the biggest male stars be at least part-time cowboys. Some, notably Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood, got their start as TV westerners. Elvis Presley made his screen debut in a western; serious actors like Marlon Brando and Dustin Hoffman saddled up at least once. For Paul Newman, it was almost a steady gig.

Newman played a range of western heroes (and antiheroes): Billy the Kid in “The Left Handed Gun” (1958); a cynical contemporary cowboy in “Hud” (1963); an ambiguous bad guy in “The Outrage” (1964); and an outlaw with insouciant charm in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969). His most complex performance, however, was as the unsmiling, bitter title character in “Hombre” (1967), newly released on Blu-ray by Twilight Time.

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