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    In 1969, John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" -- a grizzled, drunken U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl to track down her father's killer. The role ended up winning the aging Western star his first and only Oscar, prompting him to make a rare sequel -- "Rooster Cogburn" -- opposite Katherine Hepburn in 1975. The image of Wayne's craggy, eye-patched visage from "True Grit" has become a cinematic icon.

    So film mavens everywhere were taken aback when it was announced last year that Joel and Ethan Coen would been making their own version of "True Grit." But don't expect a straight remake; this movie is based more closely on the Charles Portis novel. And Jeff Bridges, fresh off his Oscar win, was tapped to play Cogburn; that's right, the Duke has been replaced by the Dude.

    The movie will also star another Coens alum, Josh Brolin, along with Barry Pepper and Matt Damon.

    "I've never even seen the original John Wayne movie" Matt Damon, who plays Glen Campbell's old role of LaBeouf in this new version, told Entertainment Weekly. Unlike the old flick, this LaBeouf reportedly doesn't sing. "Our movie is totally different."

    This week, the first photo of the Coen Brothers' effort (see below) was released, hinting at other differences. The most obvious being is that Mattie Ross, who is a fourteen year-old girl in the book, is actually being played by a fourteen year-old girl -- newcomer Haile Steinfeld. In the original, Kim Darby was 21.

    But what fans of the original are all wondering is how the Dude's Cogburn going to stack up next to the Duke's. The photo shows Bridges, looking ornery and weathered, sporting a beard and that famous eye patch. Wayne, a staunch Republican during the height of the '60s, was resolutely clean-shaven.

    A quick comparison reveals that Wayne and Bridges sport their patches on opposite eyes. The Duke covered his left eye as a nod to his longtime collaborator John Ford, who lost vision in that eye when he removed bandages too soon after a cataract operation. No word on why Bridges decided to cover the other side.

    When he was making his "True Grit," John Wayne was 61 years old. He was too unhealthy to perform his own stunts and, thanks to having an entire lung removed years prior, could barely walk more than 30 feet before heavy breathing. You might be forgiven, when looking at side-by-side photos, for assuming that Bridges is five or ten years younger that Wayne when he shot his version. In fact, Jeff Bridges turns 61 in December.

    "True Grit" opens December 25, 2010.

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    I don't think this is a remake as much as it's an adaptation of the novel.

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    Rocky is right. This will be a more of a true 'adaptation' of the book than the Wayne movie version. The Coens are brilliant filmmakers are this should be a good 'ol good one.

    Don't even get me started on John Wayne. Give me Eastwood any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
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    Man, what timing, I was going to post this as one of my favorite Westerns. I remeber being taken to the Drive-in to see this. It would be cool if Matt Pepper played the role of Lucky Ned Pepper. At the timeI didn't know who Robert Duvall was. I think Jeff bridges is a good choice and will do the role justice I will definitely see this one. Hopefully at the Drive- In.

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    You god damn fags have fun with the new version of True Grit! I'll sleep well at night with the original. Un fucking real. Out.
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    They got the Dude to be in this movie, so nothing can go wrong, basically.

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    John Wayne was basically a two trick pony as an actor: cowboy or war hero.

    However, in one of my favorite movies, The Quiet Man, he plays a retired boxer going back to his roots in Ireland, opposite of Maureen O'Hara.

    That is a great flick, and he is truly good in it.

    John Wayne owes a huge debt of gratitude to John Ford, the director, and if I remember correctly he often said so.

    This should be a great re-do if it is closer to the book, and you can't argue with Jeff Bridges. Great actor, he can pull it off.

    As for Matt Damon being in it, I don't know, for some reason I am really getting tired of the guy.
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    The Duke, and The Dude...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    John Wayne was basically a two trick pony as an actor: cowboy or war hero.
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    Don't forget a homophobic racist IRL.
    Well, let's be honest with ourselves.

    The vast majority of white men at that time were, I don't think he should be singled out for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    John Wayne was basically a two trick pony as an actor: cowboy or war hero.

    However, in one of my favorite movies, The Quiet Man, he plays a retired boxer going back to his roots in Ireland, opposite of Maureen O'Hara.

    That is a great flick, and he is truly good in it.

    John Wayne owes a huge debt of gratitude to John Ford, the director, and if I remember correctly he often said so.

    This should be a great re-do if it is closer to the book, and you can't argue with Jeff Bridges. Great actor, he can pull it off.

    As for Matt Damon being in it, I don't know, for some reason I am really getting tired of the guy.
    I love The Quiet Man. What a great movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by track 5 View Post
    You god damn fags have fun with the new version of True Grit! I'll sleep well at night with the original. Un fucking real. Out.
    It's not a new version. It's actually going to be more of a true adaptation of the novel which the first film was based loosely on.

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    So this is where Luc Besson got an idea for his Leon: The Professional from. I'm gonna see this when it's out.

    Also, the girl looks just like that Chloe Moretz from Kick-Ass.

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    Funny, this is one of my 14 yr old daughter's favorite movies. I've seen it a lot! John Wayne is one of her faves and I'm pretty fond of him too. I would love to have a boxed set of all of his movies.

    The remake actually looks pretty interesting. I may have to see it with her. I hope this Mattie is less annoying than the original. Sorry, she drove me nuts!

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