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Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right synopsis

In this documentary, director Tom Thurman explores the life of rancher-turned-actor Ben Johnson. Notable filmmakers and fellow performers -- including Charlton Heston and James Coburn -- discuss Johnson's rise from heartland cowpoke to a mainstay of Hollywood Westerns. Numerous anecdotes about the actor's unusual path to success are recounted by his famous friends, including Johnson's surprising transition from stuntman to actor and his secondary career as a rodeo champion.

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