Bruce Dern is the gift which keeps on giving.
He’s 60 years into his acting career, still appearing in a ton of films at the age of 84.
Along the way, he’s received two Oscar noms, the second for this beautifully-crafted tale of a rapscallion who has spent his entire life making his family feel like they need to apologize for his actions.
Taking a meandering road trip down memory lane with son Will Forte, chasing after a fortune everyone else knows is just a mirage, Dern is a cantankerous ass, and also kind of loveable.
Master work by a master actor.
He’s the fastest finger in the West.
James Garner oozed rumpled cool in all of his roles, never more so than in this laidback comedy romp, where his quick-trigger gunfighter wanders into town and ends up the law almost by accident.
He just wants to get to Australia, but first he has to win the affections of accident-prone Joan Hackett, while staring down dastardly bad guys like Bruce Dern and Walter Brennan.
Toss in drunk-off-his-rocker deputy Jack Elam and gold-hungry mayor Harry Morgan, and this is the kind of cast that makes IMDB blush.
Heavy hitters dispensing frothy fun.