“Go ahead, make my day,” and, "Whoa, take 'er easy there, Pilgrim," are two of the most famous movie quotes of all time, spoken by two of the most iconic actors ever to grace the silver screen. But what do you really know about John Wayne and Clint Eastwood?
Both men emerged from humble roots, fought their way through a morass of depressing Hollywood roles, and then pulled themselves up by the (literal and figurative) bootstraps to become major movie star celebrities. Did you know that one of them had such a difficult time breaking through that he went all the way to Italy to star in a cowboy film, and then almost immediately shot to fame? And that one never mentioned his birth name (Marion) because he absolutely hated it?
Neither man was content with simply acting in films, so they both took up directing, too. But only one of them cobbled together an Academy Award-winning career, both in front of and behind the camera. Do you know who it was?
With their competing steely gazes, these two film heroes starred in dozens and dozens of films, but only one of them had a promising athletic career, ended by injury. Can you name the star?
Click now and see if you’re tough enough to survive our Wayne-Eastwood quiz. If you make it, you’ll understand that, “Out here, due process is a bullet!”