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:
575
Total Votes:
879
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:
220
Total Votes:
642
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:
215
Total Votes:
459
4

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

Current Score:
147
Total Votes:
377
5

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:
143
Total Votes:
377
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:
78
Total Votes:
318
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:
44
Total Votes:
284
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:
32
Total Votes:
274
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:
-4
Total Votes:
290
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:
248