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Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn is a fictional wild west character who first appears in the Charles Portis novel True Grit. The novel was adapted into a movie (True Grit, 1969) and a 1975 sequel titled Rooster Cogburn was also produced. John Wayne played Cogburn in both films and garnered his only Oscar for his performance in the first movie. Cogburn is portrayed as an anti-hero, an unusual role for Wayne, who usually played strait-laced heroes. The character was also featured in a 1978 made-for-TV sequel, also called True Grit, starring Warren Oates in the featured role. Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ... Charles Portis (born December 28th, 1933 in El Dorado, Arkansas) is a fiction writer who has been described as one of the most inventively comic writers of western fiction 1. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... True Grit is a 1968 novel by Charles Portis. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), popularly known as The Duke, [1] was an Academy Award winning, American film actor whose career began in silent movies in the 1920s. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Warren Oates (July 5, 1928 - April 3, 1982) was an American character actor. ...


Cogburn is described as a "fearless, one-eyed U.S. marshal who never knew a dry day in his life." He is "the toughest marshal" working the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) on behalf of Judge Isaac Parker[1], the real-life U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Arkansas (having criminal jurisdiction in the Indian Territory, as the baliff repeatedly announces in both films). The United States Marshals Service, part of the United States Department of Justice, is the United States oldest federal law enforcement agency. ... Indian Territory in 1836 Indian Territory in 1891 Indian Country redirects here. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Isaac Charles Parker (October 15, 1838 – November 17, 1896) served as a U.S. District Court judge presiding over the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas for twenty-one years. ... District courts are a category of courts which exists in several nations. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ...


In the first film, Cogburn helps Mattie Ross (played by Kim Darby) to track down Tom Cheney, the man who killed Ross's father. In the sequel, he teams up with Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn) and Wolf (Richard Romancito) while on the trail of a desperado, Hawk (Richard Jordan), who has stolen a shipment of nitroglycerin from the U.S. Army. Kim Darby (born Deborah Zerby on July 8, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor who has starred in many films and appeared on many TV shows. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... Richard Anson Jordan (July 19, 1938 – August 30, 1993) was an American stage, screen and film actor. ... Nitroglycerin, also known as nitroglycerine, trinitroglycerin, and glyceryl trinitrate, is a chemical compound. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


The movie Rooster Cogburn was filmed in Oregon, in Deschutes County west of the town of Bend (for the mountain scenes), and on the Rogue River, in the counties of Josephine and Curry, west of the town of Grants Pass (for the river scenes). Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Deschutes County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... max is a city in [[Deschutes County, reisfar |Deschutes County]], Oregon, United States. ... Rogue River, Oregon The Rogue River is located in southwest Oregon. ... Josephine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Curry County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Grants Pass is a city and the county seat of Josephine County, OregonGR6. ...


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Rooster Cogburn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (231 words)
Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn is a fictional wild west character who first appears in the Charles Portis novel True Grit.
Cogburn is portrayed as an anti-hero, an unusual role for Wayne, who usually played strait-laced heroes.
The movie Rooster Cogburn was filmed in Oregon, in Deschutes County west of the town of Bend (for the mountain scenes), and on the Rogue River, in the counties of Josephine and Curry, west of the town of Grants Pass (for the river scenes).
True Grit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1340 words)
Rooster has changed from the man he was in Illinois to the hard man he has become.
Rooster goes from thinking only about himself, to a hero for Mattie, first in the one-on-four shootout, then in rescuing Mattie from a well into which she had been thrown and racing to the doctor.
Mattie and La Boeuf are prideful, Rooster demonstrates gluttony and anger, all of the “bad guys” of course have greed as their main sin, but also exhibit sloth and anger, and to a lesser degree envy, pride, and lust.
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