The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Director: Andrew Dominik Run Time: 160 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2007

Starring: Barbara Kozicki, Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Robert Duvall, Sam Shepard

In 2007, audiences got to know Robert Ford in the beautiful film, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Infamous and unpredictable, Jesse James (Brad Pitt), nicknamed the fastest gun in the west, plans his next big heist while he launches pre-emptive strikes against those looking to collect the reward the law has placed on his head. Jesse’s newest recruits, Robert (Casey Affleck) and Charley Ford (Sam Rockwell), grow increasingly jealous of the outlaw. When they sense an opportunity to kill Jesse, they gun him down, but their actions backfire when Jesse’s fame is elevated to near mythical status.