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‘Unforgiven’ Turns 25: 14 Reasons Why Clint Eastwood Film Is One of the Best Westerns (Photos)

TheWrap Logo By Brian Welk of TheWrap | Slide 1 of 15: <p>The last 25 years have not been kind to Western films, but that’s, in part, because Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” shaped the genre for the next few decades. Like “The Wild Bunch” back in the ‘60s, it removed the romanticism from the Old West but introduced the humanity that has led to revisionist takes, like “True Grit,” “Dead Man” and “The Revenant.” Here are 14 reasons why “Unforgiven” remains the best Western of the last 25 years -- and one of the best of all time.</p>

The last 25 years have not been kind to Western films, but that’s, in part, because Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” shaped the genre for the next few decades. Like “The Wild Bunch” back in the ‘60s, it removed the romanticism from the Old West but introduced the humanity that has led to revisionist takes, like “True Grit,” “Dead Man” and “The Revenant.” Here are 14 reasons why “Unforgiven” remains the best Western of the last 25 years -- and one of the best of all time.

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