|“||You have misjudged me if you think I'm silly enough to give you fifty dollars and watch you simply ride off.||„|
|~ Mattie Ross when she employs Rooster Cogburn to help her find Tom Chaney|
Mattie Ross is the heroine of the classic Western film True Grit and the 2010 remake.
Mattie Ross is a fourteen-year-old girl whose goal in the story is to avenge the death of her father, a rancher, who has been murdered by a criminal, Tom Chaney. Determined to pursue her goal, Mattie enlists the help of an argumentative and cantankerous gunman, Rooster Cogburn, to pursue the fiend. The two of them join forces with a reluctant Texas ranger, LaBoeuf. Mattie faces Chaney and his wicked boss, Lucky Ned Pepper. She completes her journey, defeating Tom.
- Mattie Ross is portrayed by Kim Darby in the original film and Hailee Steinfeld (who was nominated an Oscar) in the remake.