Exclusive: The Cast of ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Discuss the Cast of ‘Cowboys & Aliens’


Cowboys & Aliens may not have been the biggest hit of the summer, but it certainly sports the best cast.

Director Jon Favreau assembled a diverse cast, pulling from the top names in Hollywood young and old. Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Adam Beach, Noah Ringer, Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine—and that’s just the main cast. Trickling down into the supporting roles are recognizable character actors and Western staples. Favreau even found a part for Brendan Wayne, grandson of the legendary John Wayne!

In this exclusive glimpse at the making of feature “Igniting the Sky” from the Cowboys & Aliens Blu-ray, Favreau and his cast wax poetically on working with each other, the experience of performing alongside people you simultaneously admire.

Cowboys & Aliens hits Blu-ray December 6.

Also check out this new poster by Florian Bertmer, which you can pick up tomorrow at Mondo Tees!


After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.