I'm going to be the nut who answers all your questions! I love westerns too.
1. Heath Barkley (Lee Majors) "The Big Valley" vs. Little Joe Cartwright (Michael Landon) "Bonanza" Little Joe (I liked him better...hey I'm girl!)
2. Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood) "Rawhide" vs. Wild Bill Hickok (Keith Carradine) "Deadwood" Rowdy Yates (Clint, Clint!!)
3. Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) "Wanted:Dead or Alive" vs. Paladin (Richard Boone) "Have Gun Will Travel" I only saw Wanted: Dead or Alive so I'ld have to go with Josh Randall.
4. Matt Dillon (James Arness) "Gunsmoke" vs. Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors) "The Rifleman" Most definately Lucas McCain!!
5. Who do you think is the fastest out of those 8 TV characters? Terrence Hill hands down...OK, OK, I know you didn't mention him...I guess Rowdy Yates will be my choice!
From the movies who would win these match-ups:
6. Cort (Russell Crowe) "The Quick and the Dead" vs. Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) "Tombstone" I liked the Cort guy but Doc would win!
7. Shane (Alan Ladd) "Shane" vs. Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck) "The Gunfighter" Hmmm, I remember these two, long ago.....Jimmy Ringo!
8. Will Kane (Gary Cooper) "High Noon" vs. J.B. Books (John Wayne) "The Shootist" Geech, it gets harder....Will Kane!
9. Joe (Clint Eastwood) "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" vs. Harmonica (Charles Bronson) "Once Upon a Time in the West" You're killing me here....Joe!!
10. Who do you think is the fastest out of those 8 movie characters? Joe!!!! That movie was most definately a great one!
11. Who is the fastest out of all of them? Again Terrence Hill.....hahaha...OK, Joe...any movie character that Clint played was just fast in my opinion, although Doc Holiday would give him a run for his money!
Now back to Terrence Hill....I've been trying to find old movies (mostly westerns) with him up to this day and can't. He starred in a few with the character named "Bigga"..."Trinity and Bigga" were the baddest in the land....love those guys!
I have to give a kudos for the Waco Kid comment, very funny...and yep he was pretty fast too! Blazing Saddles is one of my all time fav movies!