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{Download E-pub} ò The Nicest Fella - The Life of Ben Johnson: The World Champion Rodeo Cowboy Who Became an Oscar-Winning Movie Star Í This is the amazing story of Ben Johnson, the cowboy who grew up in the tall grass prairie of Oklahoma, rode to Hollywood in a boxcar full of horses and became an Oscar winning actor Johnson co starred in some of Hollywood s greatest Western movies of all time, alongside John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Burt Reynolds, Alan Ladd, and many Known as Son to his family and friends, Johnson was the son of a three time world champion rodeo cowboy also named Ben Johnson Dividing his time between the world of movies and the world of rodeo, Son Johnson became one of the greatest rodeo cowboys of all time, winning theRCA World Championship for team ropingA man of principle who believed in the value of honesty, realism and respect, Johnson managed to forge a successful career in the film industry without becoming a part of the excesses of Hollywood He often paid dearly for his integrity, enduring a blacklist by famed Western director John Ford for refusing to allow Ford to verbally abuse himJohnson s career lasted thanyears, with many highs and lows, but through it all he always stayed true to the cowboy codeWhen he won his Oscar for The Last Picture Show in , Johnson took the stage and, in his typical aw shucks way, said, This couldn t have happened to a nicer fella The Nicest Fella is a must read for fans of Ben Johnson, rodeo fans, Western movie buffs, Hollywood fanatics, and anyone who still believes in the American dream Withpages of never before seen photographs from the Johnson family collection and a complete filmography Firstly, let me mention, I am a mad film buff, and a book with great information of the heyday of Hollywood will always go down well with me How some readers have given this book one star I do not know.A rodeo, rope throwing champion, a Academy Award winning actor, a stuntman, but also a really nice fella as the title mentions.A cowboy who really did not like violence in films, hated nudity in films, swearing did not like to swear in films Although his most successful films had all these, and Firstly, let me mention, I am a mad film buff, and a book with great information of the heyday of Hollywood will always go down well with me How some readers have given this book one star I do not know.A rodeo, rope throwing champion, a Academy Award winning actor, a stuntman, but also a really nice fella as the title mentions.A cowboy who really did not like violence in films, hated nudity in films, swearing did not like to swear in films Although his most successful films had all these, and was not really proud of them.He called The Last Picture Show as his dirty film, the one he won the AA for This author has researched tremendously, with great information of his early work as a stuntman, to his work with many great films stars and directors, especially John Ford, not a nice man.His passion for horses, his stunt work, he enjoyed riding horses muchthan reading lines for his film roles.His great love and loyalty to his wife and to many life long friends, especially to another actor Harry Carey Jr.The stories of so many great like John Wayne, the stories of John Ford, Tyrone Power and all the great actors stuntman working in the many westerns.His love of running his ranches, horse riding, his joint ventures with John Wayne, his success in his later years.Over a hundred dedicated pages on his filmography, the casts.A very interesting and informative book Five stars from me Interesting subject but horrible book Fool of typos, repetitive sentences, and editorial freedoms that seemed suspect if not downright wrong I learned little about Ben Johnson that I couldn t have figured out with thirty minutes on Wikipedia Several pages simply list episodes of different TV shows Johnson appeared in without elaboration, discussion, or reason for even including such information Stay away from this book Johnson deserved much better treatment. Great book about a great cowboy and actor Review to immediately follow Great book about a great cowboy and actor Review to immediately follow