Despite being made in 1993, Tombstone has earned a place among the greatest westerns of all time. With a star-studded cast, a career-defining performance from Val Kilmer and perhaps the most accurate depiction of the O.K. Corral shootout ever committed to film, it’s a classic. The movie didn’t have an easy birth, though, and there’s plenty of on-set stories which would make even the most committed fan utter an “I’ll be damned” or two.
20. Richard Gere and Mickey Rourke could have been the leads
It’s hard to imagine Tombstone without Kurt Russell and Michael Biehn – two of the most iconic actors of their time – playing opposite each other as Earp and Ringo. The now iconic pairing almost didn’t happen, however, as Richard Gere and Mickey Rourke were both offered the respective roles but didn’t take them.