Kevin Costner in Wyatt Earp (1994)
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1

Russell smartly portrays Earp as a kind of mythic silhouette, letting co-stars Val Kilmer and Bill Paxton steal the spotlight.

Current Score:
599
Total Votes:
905
2

Costner presents a full-figured portrait, tracing Earp's boyhood in Missouri, his gunfighting at Tombstone, and even his prospecting in Alaska.

Current Score:
217
Total Votes:
653
3

Lancaster's strong turn set the standard for future Earps, not to mention Kirk Douglas's ace version of cardshark Doc Holliday.

Current Score:
217
Total Votes:
467
4

Mr.Maverick himself takes the Earp story into the elegiac third act of the gunslinger's life under the direction of John Sturges.

Current Score:
152
Total Votes:
390
5

Fonda's easygoing Earp takes it easy -- sitting on his porch, going to dances, and meeting with the Clanton gang.

Current Score:
148
Total Votes:
386
6

Stewart plays the former marshal for laughs, as he tries his luck at the gambling table beside old compadre "Doc" Holliday (Arthur Kennedy).

Current Score:
79
Total Votes:
325
7

The in-demand actor delivers the first official portrayal of Earp on-screen, a strong turn that focuses on the scuffle at the O.K. Corral.

Current Score:
47
Total Votes:
289
8

This unjustly forgotten star -- and director Jacques Tourneur -- does a fine job portraying the early years of a man destined for greatness.

Current Score:
38
Total Votes:
280
9

The swashbuckler's Wade Hatton is based on Wyatt Earp, and it's a capable performance despite Flynn's assumed Irish brogue.

Current Score:
-6
Total Votes:
296
10

The actor delivers a fun, Spaghetti Western take on Earp, tracking him as he journeys to the border to vanquish a den of desperados.

Current Score:
-72
Total Votes:
252