Gary Cooper was an American actor known for his raw, natural and authentic style of acting, which made him one of the greatest Hollywood stars of all time. Gary started his acting career in the 20s with the silent era films and starred in some largely unknown films, such as ‘The Winning of Barbara Worth’, ‘Doomsday’, ‘The First Kiss’ and ‘Half a Bride’. He eventually grew out of the small roles that he was getting stereotyped with and appeared in main roles with the audible film ‘The Virginian’ and carried on the success with some notable films in the 30s and 40s such as ‘Devil and the Deep’, ‘The Lives of a Bengal Lancer’, ‘Souls at Sea’ and ‘The Plainsman’.
This was also the time when the western genre films were starting to show up and getting loved, and Gary Cooper became a star in that genre with films such as ‘The Westerner’ and ‘The Cowboy and the Lady’. By the time 50s came, he turned to some more mature roles with films such as ‘Dallas’, ‘Bright Leaf’, ‘You’re in the Navy Now’ and ‘High Noon’.
And towards the end of his career, he received prominence for some of his best roles in films such as ‘Man of the West’ and ‘The Hanging Tree’, while some of his failures were ‘The Adventures of Marco Polo’ and ‘Unconquered’.