What Movie Cowboy/Gangster Combo Are You?

By: Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

Image: Paramount Pictures / Alfran Productions / Paramount Pictures

About This Quiz

The Western and the gangster movie are two of the greatest, most classical film genres in existence. Both were huge back in the day and then fell out of favor for a while before making a solid comeback. Both offer up profound and moving performances featuring characters who are often embroiled in serious moral and ethical dilemmas that make us as an audience redefine what we think a hero truly is. After all, is Clint Eastwood's the Man With No Name truly a good guy? And even if the Corleone family are bad guys, are you not rooting for them at the same time? These movies have a way of making you cheer on people who straddle a morally ambiguous fence and maybe aren't all bad or all good, but they're definitely interesting and entertaining. And that's what makes a character memorable. The best cowboys and the best gangsters are complex. They can't be all good or all bad; they need to sit in that grey area that makes their story so much richer.

Now, hopefully, you've never had a gunfight at the OK Corral, and you've never had to make a deal with a mob boss on the occasion of his daughter's wedding. However, we bet you can still find similarities between yourself and some of these legendary characters. Why not take the quiz and see where you fit in?

Are you the kind of person who sits and makes a plan or do you take decisive action off the cuff?

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Would your friends say that you have a temper?

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Are you the kind of person who can break the ice by cracking a joke?

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How easy is it for you to master your own fears?

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Is teamwork something you're very good at?

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Do you prefer telling other people what to do or getting the job done yourself?

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Would you rather solve an issue diplomatically or forcefully?

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Do you have any nicknames?

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Are you a person of few words or can you talk someone's ear off?

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Can you work with someone you don't like toward a common goal?

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How much do you believe in the idea of law and order?

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Are you willing to risk your own safety for your family?

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How much travelling have you done in your life?

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Would you consider yourself a good person?

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All things being equal, how are your reflexes?

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Would you rather be loved or feared?

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What motivates you in life?

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Do you think you could be happy if you had no money?

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So do the clothes make the man or woman?

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Is your word your bond?

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How well do you handle yourself in a fight?

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Are you an adventurer?

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What do friends mean to you?

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Do you have a loyal crew?

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There's an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. Who's more persuasive?

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Would you say you're more of the life of the party or the lurker in the shadows?

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Do you ever second guess your decisions?

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Can people come to you when they need a favor?

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If you make someone an offer, should they refuse it ever?

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Do you have many regrets?

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