A Look Behind The Scenes Of The Classic Western “Tombstone”

Whether or not you are a fan of the western film genre, you have probably heard of the iconic 1993 American Western film, Tombstone. This film classic features a star-studded cast and it also helped to revive the genre in the late 20th century. If you, like many others, already know and love Tombstone then you are sure to find some unknown bits of trivia ahead… See what the real Doc Holliday was like on slide #7.

Two Directors

Two Directors

Tombstone was directed by Hollywood legend George P. Cosmatos. What many people don’t know is that Cosmatos was not the original director of the film! The movie was originally scheduled to be directed by Kevin Jarre who wrote the film.

Jarre was replaced early in production and, while he is a brilliant director and would have done a great job, we have to say we are pretty relieved about the change. Cosmatos definitely helped to bring the film to life in a way that no one else could. It takes a special person to direct a Western, and Cosmatos did a fantastic job.