...the classic John Wayne, "i'm irresistible and you know it. now come over here and kiss me" smirk
John Wayne [1907-1979] stars as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn and won his only Academy Award for his performance in this film. Wayne reprised his role as Cogburn in the 1975 sequel Rooster Cogburn. Historians believe Rooster was based on deputy U.S. marshal Heck Thomas, who brought in some of the toughest outlaws.