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The title already reveals what “ Cowboy & Aliens ” by “Mandalorian” mastermind Jon Favreau is about: It’s about aliens – and cowboys. And cowboys are traditionally expected to be incredibly good riders. So advanced skills on horseback were a requirement to get a lead role.
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The fairly inexperienced Daniel Craig , who is more likely to be behind the wheel than in the saddle in his «James Bond» films, had to fib to get the part. Craig simply claimed he was a good horseman when that wasn’t true.
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In interviews for «Cowboy & Aliens,» Craig said that in his previous films that asked for riding experience, it was always enough to just cheat — and then somehow stay in the saddle. Usually there was hardly any money to shoot a lot of scenes with horses.
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