I am curious to find out some opinions on the best underrated western actors. Personally, I am an Audie Murphy fan and would've liked to have seen him in some better quality westerns.
I always loved John Saxon playing the bad guy in Western films like "Appaloosa" and "Joe Kid". I visited with him this past March (something you can't do with Audie and several others) in Az. Pretty decent guy. He doesn't respond to e-mails worth a shit tho. HondoRay
I know several folks that do not like Willie's western movies, but I like the ones that I have seen; Red Headed Stranger and Barbarossa.
I agree. While I am not a big fan of Appaloosa, I do like Joe Kidd. I believe that John Saxon is an underrated actor altogether. I also liked him in Death of a Gunfighter.
I guess you'll have to settle for SUNSET which is sorta kinda a western.He participated in Sam Shepard's play True West and there has been talk for years between them about a big screen western.Clancey Brown is another very underutilsed actor who has been in a couple of westerns and makes a forceful villain or an equally convincing good guy.Jeff Chandler and Albert Dekker are two I also enjoy.