• Justus D. Barnes

    1862 - 1946

    Justus D. Barnes (1862 - 1946)

    Actor. A rugged heavy of early silent cinema, he played the lead bandit in the landmark “The Great Train Robbery” (1903), reputedly the first narrative film. It was his screen debut. Barnes was a veteran stage performer when Edison director Edwin S. Porter cast him in his 10-minute western epic; sporting a fake bushy mustache […]

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