"Go ahead and take it, Jim. You're too big for pictures. Guys like Gregory Peck and I don't want a big lug like you towering over us. Make your mark in television."
- John Wayne, advising close friend Arness—who feared being typecast—to take the role of Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke.
The television series ran from 1955 - 1975.
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