About

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

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Directed by

Andrew Dominik

Written by

Andrew Dominik (Screenplay)
Ron Hansen (Novel)

Runtime

160 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada

Language

English

Tagline

Beyond the myth lies America's greatest betrayal

Cast

Keywords

family idol killing missouri cowardliness media hold-up robbery jesse james to shoot dead admiration coward

Photos

Lists

#124 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#396 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#92 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Casey Affleck

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography Roger Deakins