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Rooster Cogburn (Character)
from True Grit (2010)

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True Grit -- Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn.
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Cogburn is a veteran of the American Civil War who... See more »
Alternate Names:
Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn


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  1. "Mad"
        - Pooh Grit/Not-a-Fan-a-Montana (2011) TV episode, Played by Hugh Davidson
  2. "How It Should Have Ended"
    ... aka "H.I.S.H.E." - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - The Best Picture Summary 2011 (2011) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter
  3. True Grit (2010) Played by Jeff Bridges

  4. True Grit (1978) (TV) Played by Warren Oates (as Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn)
  5. Rooster Cogburn (1975) Played by John Wayne
    ... aka "Rooster Cogburn (... and the Lady)" - USA (promotional title)

  6. "The Red Skelton Hour"
    ... aka "The Red Skelton Show" - Canada (original title)
        - John Wayne's 40th Anniversary or Hominy and True Grits (1969) TV episode, Played by John Wayne
  7. True Grit (1969) Played by John Wayne
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  1. America at the Movies (1976) Played by John Wayne

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From Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Rooster Cogburn: Say, uh, there's one thing I would like to get straight.
Eula Goodnight: Hmm.
Rooster Cogburn: We both know that the Lord brands lyin' a sin. You think He'll still smile on you after them whoppers you told in there?
Eula Goodnight: And if thy words stray from the truth for the good of God's own, if thy intent be pure, thou shall not then be judged sinful.
Rooster Cogburn: Beautiful quotation. What book? What chapter?
Eula Goodnight: I will confess, Reuben, it is of my own invention, I just made it up.
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