The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford | 2007

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

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Main Plot

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Characters

  • Brad Pitt's character, Jesse James, is the main focus of the plot as the film explores his life and eventual assassination. Brad Pitt
  • Casey Affleck's character, Robert Ford, is a young and obsessed admirer of Jesse James who ultimately betrays him. Casey Affleck
  • Sam Shepard's character, Frank James, is Jesse James' older brother and plays a significant role in the film's plot. Sam Shepard

Ending Explained

The film ends with Robert Ford shooting Jesse James in the back of the head, killing him. Robert becomes a celebrity for killing the famous outlaw, but soon faces public backlash and is haunted by guilt. He is eventually shot by a fellow gang member, Edward O'Kelley, seeking revenge for Jesse's death.

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Andrew Dominik Brad Pitt Casey Affleck Sam Shepard