Imagine I Shot Andy Warhol as a Western. You don’t need to have seen I Shot Andy Warhol. You only need to know what everyone knows about one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century: that he was legend, that he wasn’t who he wanted to be. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is about one type of man, embodied by two seemingly different men. It is about a man who is rotted from the inside; by doubt, by hate, by paranoia about those around him. A man with no friends and nothing to his credit save what others see in him. This is a movie about fame.