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No. He used this as a way to stand out. Matt Dillon, at 6'6" tall tended to overshadow his fellow actors unless they exhibited something special to grab the attention of the audience.

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No, Chester in the TV show Gunsmoke did not have a bad leg. Dennis Weaver, who played Chester, strapped a board to his leg so it would appear it was too stiff to bend it.

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Randy Branson

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According to reliable source, Dennis Weaver did NOT strap a board to his leg.
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Pamela Morrison

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This is not true. Dennis Weaver refused a brace or any prop to keep his leg straight in fear he would harm himself if he fell off a horse or had some other mishap on the set.

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It was never explained on the show.

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Pamela Morrison

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It was said he incurred the injury during the civil war. The writers said it would explain the reason Chester was unable to carry a gun due to his mobility issues.

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It never said.

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It's never explained in the show.

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It got stuck in a pencil sharpener.

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