The 'Texas Rising' Cast Is Filled With More Movie Stars Than Most Theatrical Westerns

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In History's newest miniseries, the cast of Texas Rising weaves together literally dozens of characters and a few handfuls of storylines to tell the story of how the Texas Rangers took the loosely formed territory in the early to mid-1800s and transformed it into the American state it is today. But hidden within the conflicts between different factions of Americans, Mexicans, and Native Americans is a fascinating group of actors.

Most of the cast of Texas Rising is made up of bona fide movie stars... from 10 to 20 years ago. Throw in a few rising TV actors and you have a cast that's a combination of grizzled (you should see a lot of the beards on these guys) and fresh. In order to keep every corner of this Western interesting, there will be a familiar face anchoring pretty much every possible storyline, from the military leaders on both sides of the Texas Uprising to the actual U..S President of the time, Andrew Jackson.

Seriously, all you need to do is look at the members of this cast. I know that now, I am deeply curious how this could possibly work, with a cast this crowded and eccentric. And these are just the top 10 most strange and impressive individuals — the cast also includes Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Jeff Fahey, Max Thieriot... and a whole bunch of others. Texas Rising is going to be packed.

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