From John Wayne to John Wayne – The Circle of Career

James Arness's Matt Dillon

For James Arness, starring in Gunsmoke was the chance of a lifetime. The merits of Arness’s acting aside, Matt Dillon was not only the best thing that happened to Arness: it was also the longest-standing character he impersonated. The longevity of the show – two decades, which made it one of the lengthiest American TV […]