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Title: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 24, 2008, 10:53:12 PM
This is supposed to be an almost definitive list of hardasses. Whether you like 'em or not not, put your badasses here. Here goes:
Clint Eastwood
Toshiro Mifune
Charles Bronson
Lee Van Cleef
Pam Grier
Sonny Chiba
Fred Williamson
Samuel Jackson
Bruce Campbell
Tony Jaa
Bruce Lee
Roddy Piper
Jerry Reed
Sylvester Stallone (argue with me if you want to)
David Carradine
Eli Wallach
Jimmy Wang Yu
probably Kurt Russell
and maybe Jason Statham
I know a lot of people who'd kick the crap out of me for not mentioning John Wayne.
There are more. That's just of the top of my head. Are some of mine not badass enough? Did I get 'em right on? Some I forgot? What do you guys think?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: ToyMan on November 25, 2008, 12:36:57 AM
riki takeuchi
rudy ray moore
kane hodder


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 12:43:27 AM
If Kane Hodder qualifies, wouldn't Gunnar Hansen also be included? :cheers:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Jim H on November 25, 2008, 01:26:01 AM
Steven Seagal.  At least, in his prime.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Terf on November 25, 2008, 01:28:58 AM
I like the Die Hard movies, so I'd include Bruce Willis...


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Sister Grace on November 25, 2008, 06:17:41 AM
Lance Henriksen (in his days before making Sci-Fi originals)

and my fav bad ass... James Woods


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Jack on November 25, 2008, 07:51:09 AM
Arnold Schwarzenegger


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Dennis on November 25, 2008, 09:08:07 AM
Joe Pesci


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Derf on November 25, 2008, 09:11:02 AM
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Humphrey Bogart
James Cagney
Chuck Norris (who will round-house kick you not only back into your mama's womb, but then she will fly all the way back into her mama's womb if he is left off the list)  :tongueout:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 25, 2008, 12:06:33 PM
Van Damme
Mickey Rourke
Ted Prior  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: ghouck on November 25, 2008, 12:12:46 PM
Telly Savalas


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 25, 2008, 12:14:17 PM
Don Johnson


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Mr. DS on November 25, 2008, 12:26:49 PM
Mr. T


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: JJ80 on November 25, 2008, 01:56:27 PM
Possibly Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Definitely Franco Nero in his spaghetti westerns.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 25, 2008, 02:03:27 PM
Ghouk
Menard
Anubis von Mojo
Andrew

My apologies if you consider yourself a badass but I left you off.  :wink:

I might add Warren Oates, but he's sort of an existential badass.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: JaseSF on November 25, 2008, 02:42:24 PM
Bruce Dern
Jack Nicholson
Vincent Price (in some roles anyways)
Jackie Chan (albeit in a silly way)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Torgo on November 25, 2008, 04:17:32 PM
(http://www.itcamefromtrafalgar.com/images/Rudy_Ray_Moore_is_Dolemite.jpg)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 04:40:12 PM
If Vincent Price qualifies, does that mean we can add Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre?

Don Johnson? Really? You think Don Johnson is more badass than Philip Michael Thomas?

I have been called a badass before, Reverend, and I might qualify (I doubt it); but I would't go on this list because I haven't been in a film (bad or otherwise). I probably should have specified, but it is in the "bad movies" forum. It's nice of you to include your friends, though. Maybe we should have a topic about badass posters (which is most of us except Wyrewizard, in my opinion).

Jackie Chan is a badass by accident, which is what's cool about him. If we add him, does that mean Jet Li's comin', too?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doc Daneeka on November 25, 2008, 05:02:03 PM
It's nice of you to include your friends, though. Maybe we should have a topic about badass posters (which is most of us except Wyrewizard, in my opinion).
Me neither! :twirl: ...And also MetropolisForever, MetropolisForever was the squirrely wannabe David-Patrick-Kelly figure :tongueout:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 25, 2008, 05:05:05 PM
Don Johnson? Really? You think Don Johnson is more badass than Philip Michael Thomas?


Oh yeah, I always seem to forget to give Philip a mention. Perhaps because I am a massive Don Johnson fan (and MV fan), but remember Don has actually kicked more ass in Miami Vice plus; Nash Bridges, Dead Bang and Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man  :teddyr:

(http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/e890e570.jpg)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on November 25, 2008, 05:15:53 PM


Tom Atkins

(http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/images/features/hhg/nightofthecreeps/notc51.jpg)


Rutger Hauer

(http://blogs.tampabay.com/photos/uncategorized/hitcher.jpg)


David Carradine

(http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5522522,00.jpg)


Kurtwood Smith

(http://www.theepiclist.com/images/2007/07/Kurtwood_Smith.jpg)


Fred Williamson

(http://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/fred.jpg)


Siu-Wong Fan

(http://www.subwaycinema.com/gore2002/images/movies/ricky1.gif)


Michael Ironside

(http://www.chrisgrapes.co.uk/photatoes/ironside1.jpg)


Lee Van Cleef (Eastwood can't hold a candle to Cleef)

(http://www.nndb.com/people/494/000086236/lee-van-cleef-2.jpg)


Jim Kelly

(http://www.eccentric-cinema.com/images/movie_pix_a-i/enterdragon4.jpg)


Neil Stryker

(http://www.youngmanridge.com/pop/movies/evilcult/rampaging_neil%20-23.jpg)


Kurt Russel (of course)

(http://media.schadenfreude.net/2008/07/c_snake_plissken-738606.jpg)


Anthony Wong

(http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/nov06/ebolasyndromepic1.jpg)


Ali Cliver

(http://www.pauraprod.com/images/1_005.jpg)


Tom Savini

(http://content6.flixster.com/photo/31/76/78/3176780_tml.jpg)


Bolo Yeung

(http://www.seventymm.com/Images/ActorImage/1350.jpg)


David Warbeck

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/richardsplash/blog/panic-warbeck.jpg)


Franco Nero

(http://content9.flixster.com/photo/30/67/27/3067279_tml.jpg)


John Saxon

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k64/AprilFox58/JohnSaxon1.jpg)


Bruce Campbell (as if it weren't obvious)

(http://www.theepiclist.com/images/2007/07/bruce_campbell.jpg)










Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 25, 2008, 05:23:17 PM
Bolo Yeung

(http://www.peoplewholooklikemonkeys.com/images/bolo2.jpg)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: JJ80 on November 25, 2008, 05:47:10 PM
Mel Gibson in the "Mad Max" and "Lethal Weapon" movies might qualify


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 06:02:33 PM
Well, I'm more afraid of Thomas than Johnson. I'm tempted to include Ray Liotta, just because I like to hear him yell curse words.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 25, 2008, 06:32:26 PM
If Vincent Price qualifies, does that mean we can add Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre?

Karloff was definitely a badass in THE BODY SNATCHER.  He killed a puppy with a shovel for barking too loud, for goodness sake.  Plus, he killed Bela, which makes Bela a wimp in my opinion.  (I can say this because RC Merchant isn't around right now).

It's nice of you to include your friends, though.

Those are my enemies.  :hatred:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 06:44:33 PM
"Leanin', leanin' Safe and secure from all alarms; Leanin', leanin' Leaning on the everlasting arms..." :wink:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 10:35:00 PM
Norris exists 'cause Eastwood said it was okay.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 11:22:38 PM
Vinnie Jones, anyone?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Derf on November 25, 2008, 11:30:50 PM
Menard


Um, the category is badass, not smartass.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 11:33:41 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't menard renounced membership and quit posting?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Nukie 2 on November 25, 2008, 11:42:37 PM
Miles O'Keefe
Jon Mikel Thor
Eric Allan Krammer
Steve Reeves
Barry Pepper
Steve Hawkes

and ofcourse George "You can't p**s on hospitality..." Hardy.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 25, 2008, 11:46:45 PM
And Philip Thomas was in Black Fist and Vice City and Vice City Stories. That's gotta be points there.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Cthulhu on November 26, 2008, 12:34:30 AM
Danny Trejo


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 26, 2008, 12:48:39 AM
How could I forget Danny Trejo? I feel stupid.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Raffine on November 26, 2008, 09:55:57 AM
Tom Laughlin aka Billy Jack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v325wdgoFH4
Really? Really!

And Robert Z'Dar.

Definitely Robert Z'Dar.



Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 26, 2008, 02:14:10 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't menard renounced membership and quit posting?

He left for a while (before my time) but now posts fairly frequently in off-topic discussions as a guest.

And yeah, Derf, "smartass" would be a better category for him than "badass".   :bouncegiggle:   


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 26, 2008, 03:58:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2ar1OB1LSQ
Kick ass trailer. "My mistake. Four coffins." Awesome.

I just watched 1971's Red Sun and I almost had a fanboy orgasm seeing Bronson and Mifune next to each other. I didn't even know Mifune could speak English (better than Jet Li, I might add). It was damn sweet.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 26, 2008, 04:43:27 PM
Would it be wrong for me to assume that Red Sun is like a buddy cop movie? It had all required elements. In any case, check it out.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Magnus on November 26, 2008, 10:15:42 PM
I will add these two (Iím not sure if Jet Li was added before)

Jet Li
James Coburn

Iím not sure if he is technically bad ass but he was Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy. 

Christopher Lee


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on November 27, 2008, 07:31:15 AM
Tony Todd
Andrew Divoff
Jack Coleman
Simon Pegg
Christian Bale
Harrison Ford
David Warbeck
Ben Kingsley
Jack Nicholson
Liam Neeson
Kevin McKidd


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: frank on November 27, 2008, 07:37:26 AM

I'd like to add Klaus Kinski. Probably not in most of his roles, but in his private life he definitely qualifies.



Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Raffine on November 27, 2008, 10:24:45 AM
Have we mentioned Robert Mitchum?

If not:

Robert Mitchum


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 27, 2008, 10:15:07 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't menard renounced membership and quit posting?

I guess you don't read very well...huh?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 28, 2008, 10:51:47 PM
ur rit i dont red wel dctur manurd

You damn smartass. What the hell's wrong with you?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 29, 2008, 07:02:35 PM
What the hell's wrong with you?


That's been a subject of debate ever since I've been here...


...many years

...thousands of posts

...many licking their wounds and leaving behind a pool of tears


(http://5g8.net/smileys/lol-065.gif) (http://5g8.net)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 29, 2008, 07:34:32 PM
You're a little arrogant. I liked you until you expected omniscience from me. I'm rather new here so I have very little knowledge of your recent involvement with this forum. I was a little excited when I noticed that a new member had registered as "Menard," but perhaps my respect was misguided if you expect anyone to be ubiquitous and then attempt sarcasm when this proves untrue.

So I ask again:

What the hell is wrong with you?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 29, 2008, 08:09:05 PM
You're a little arrogant.

I'm not a little arrogant; I'm very arrogant.


I liked you until you expected omniscience from me.

First...

Whether you like me or not is not going to make my day either way.


Second...

Presuming I have some god complex and expect you to accept me as such is one hell of an presumption (and massive leap) to be garnered from my usual sarcasm.


I'm rather new here so I have very little knowledge of your recent involvement with this forum. I was a little excited when I noticed that a new member had registered as "Menard," but perhaps my respect was misguided if you expect anyone to be ubiquitous and then attempt sarcasm when this proves untrue.

Anybody here who does not know me, does not read much of this board. You will notice my name was brought up in a thread about badasses. Even you brought up my name.

Do you recall me asking anybody to make a reference to me in this thread?

Of course not. It's just natural to associate me with references to badass, a***ole, prick, self-righteous...think I'll end the associations there or else this could turn into a long post.

Such associations are humorous, intended in good fun, and often true; plus I'm an attention whore and simply eat up the attention.


So I ask again:

What the hell is wrong with you?

Really...where do you get off asking that?


Do I not fit within your parameters of expected behavior?

Hell no I don't.

And I doubt many of the other members here will as well.


We all exist on this forum as....well....ourselves.

If what any of us are on this forum does not sit right with you...

...tough.


If you don't like what I am, or what any of the others are:

First...

Join the crowd; as we all don't always get along, hold hands, and dance around the mulberry bush. In the end, though, we are friends and fellows.


Second...

Read the first part.



Asking someone what's wrong with them is rather like asking why they are different than you, and that being different from you is wrong.


If you want to look upon me as 'the wrong stuff', be my guest. I'll continue to be myself whether you like it or not.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Andrew on November 29, 2008, 08:24:35 PM
Gents, please take a step back and take a breather.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 29, 2008, 08:34:35 PM
Gents...

Who you callin' names? :tongueout:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 29, 2008, 09:25:49 PM
You're a little arrogant. I liked you until you expected omniscience from me. I'm rather new here so I have very little knowledge of your recent involvement with this forum. I was a little excited when I noticed that a new member had registered as "Menard," but perhaps my respect was misguided if you expect anyone to be ubiquitous and then attempt sarcasm when this proves untrue.

So I ask again:

What the hell is wrong with you?

When arguing with Menard, the following quote comes to mind: "The only winning move is not to play." 

Karma to the first person who names the film!


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Raffine on November 29, 2008, 09:27:33 PM
WARGAMES - starring badass Matthew Broderick



Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 29, 2008, 09:44:17 PM
Correct!


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: John Randal on November 29, 2008, 09:46:08 PM
Kurt Russel

Snake Plissken anyoone? :)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Derf on November 29, 2008, 10:40:23 PM
WARGAMES - starring badass Matthew Broderick



Did you really refer to Matthew Broderick as a badass? How could you type that without laughing yourself into at least three typos?  :bouncegiggle: :twirl: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Dennis on November 30, 2008, 12:41:13 PM
  (http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q122/DENNISDURWARDHAMMOND/glory.jpg)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 03:15:34 PM
Seriously, Broderick? He tends to play wuss roles (well I might add). The closest he came to being a badass was in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and even that was a stretch. I have not seen that war film he was in; maybe he was a hardass in that.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Andrew on November 30, 2008, 03:20:37 PM
Seriously, Broderick? He tends to play wuss roles (well I might add). The closest he came to being a badass was in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and even that was a stretch. I have not seen that war film he was in; maybe he was a hardass in that.

His character displays physical courage in the film, but his real showing comes from his moral courage.  He is not a badass, he is a true blue officer - a man who can lead men in battle, no matter what the conditions.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 03:22:51 PM
You just defined a badass. There a few different types, and that was one of 'em.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 30, 2008, 04:48:32 PM
Seriously, Broderick? He tends to play wuss roles (well I might add). The closest he came to being a badass was in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and even that was a stretch. I have not seen that war film he was in; maybe he was a hardass in that.

Now wouldn't you consider his character of Mouse for Ladyhawke to be a badass?

Mouse sends soldiers on a dizzying scramble trying to catch him, crawls through spaces only a rodent would, swims into freezing water to save a wolf from drowning only to be mauled by the wolf, and ends up in the arms of a monk...uh...forget that last part. :tongueout:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 05:15:18 PM
I haven't seen Ladyhawke, but from your desciption it seems he ran from a fight and perfomed actions only a mental deficit would allow. I'd call that survivability from a hippie. Did he dispose of his pursuers after promising them "a war [they] won't believe?"


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Derf on November 30, 2008, 05:23:06 PM
I actually like Broderick quite a lot (but not like that, Menard  :teddyr:). He just has a gentleness about him that precludes the common perception of badassery.  To me, the true badass always has a cold, calculatingly tough demeanor. In actors, that (again, for me) should come across in more than one role; he or she should leave people wondering if that is the real him or her. Broderick almost always looks innocently mischievous, not tough. I could see myself being a bit nervous saying something less than nice about and then meeting someone like Bogart or Eastwood. Broderick? Not so much.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 05:54:19 PM
I agree. Broderick is likable and I enjoy seeing him in films, but he doesn't inspire me to wet myself like Lee Van Cleef might.

I nominate Morris Day.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 30, 2008, 06:08:36 PM
I haven't seen Ladyhawke, but from your desciption it seems he ran from a fight and perfomed actions only a mental deficit would allow. I'd call that survivability from a hippie. Did he dispose of his pursuers after promising them "a war [they] won't believe?"

Do keep in mind that the wolf and hawk in the film are the day and night alter egos of two of the main characters so cursed as to keep them apart. Saving the wolf was saving Rutger Hauer's character, though as a wolf he has no consciousness of Mouse as a comrade, or of what he did to him as a wolf when he is in human form.

He evaded a detachment of soldiers, mostly, who were all bigger than him. He also faced down the trapper/bounty hunter, who was also much bigger than him.

They call him...Mouse...the badass. :teddyr:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 07:19:20 PM
Nothing weirder than layered allegory from a film I've never seen. :question: :bouncegiggle:

What about Judd Nelson? :buggedout:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 30, 2008, 07:31:16 PM

What about Judd Nelson? :buggedout:

Definitely wanted to be thought of as a badass...  but never made it.  Starting his career as the vulnerable, non-threatening "bad" kid in THE BREAKFAST CLUB killed any chance at badassery he might have had.  A true badass would rather be caught and tortured by the Viet Cong than discuss his feelings with Molly Ringwald.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 07:35:30 PM
I'd probably show my feelings with her... then kick ass outta the car! :teddyr:

Maybe Nelson's an honorable mention...


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Eyesore on November 30, 2008, 09:24:03 PM
For a lot of us growing up in the '60s and '70s, the definition of badass is: Steve McQueen.
 
"Bullitt"
"The Getaway"
"On Any Sunday"


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 09:36:01 PM
Barry Newman, anyone? :teddyr:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 30, 2008, 10:01:20 PM
For a lot of us growing up in the '60s and '70s, the definition of badass is: Steve McQueen.
 
"Bullitt"
"The Getaway"
"On Any Sunday"

The 60s and especially 70s were filled with badasses.

Bronson, Lee Marvin, Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, Richard Roundtree, Fred Williamson, David Carradine, Cheri Caffaro, William Smith, Richard Lynch...

...and, of course, Pam Grier and Jeanne Bell...yum (now that's some baaad ass  :twirl:).


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Eyesore on November 30, 2008, 10:19:52 PM
For a lot of us growing up in the '60s and '70s, the definition of badass is: Steve McQueen.
 
"Bullitt"
"The Getaway"
"On Any Sunday"

The 60s and especially 70s were filled with badasses.

Bronson, Lee Marvin, Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, Richard Roundtree, Fred Williamson, David Carradine, Cheri Caffaro, William Smith, Richard Lynch...

...and, of course, Pam Grier and Jeanne Bell...yum (now that's some baaad ass  :twirl:).

Absolutely! How could I forget Smith and Lynch?

Robert Shaw, Bruce Lee, De Niro, Yul Brynner, Robert Tessier....


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on November 30, 2008, 10:39:50 PM
Going a slightly different direction here.

TV badasses

James Arness
Patrick Macnee
Fred Dryer
Patrick McGoohan
Gareth Hunt
Joanna Lumley
Diana Rigg
Honor Blackman
Claude Akins (well, TV and movie badass)

(interesting that I've listed most of the cast from the different incarnations of The Avengers)





How about Peter Cushing as a badass? How many times did he kick Dracula's ass or have a village up in arms over his latest creation?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on November 30, 2008, 11:22:35 PM
I can't believe I haven't mention Lee Marvin. How could I forget him? And Humphrey Bogart? The later had his name turned into an action expressing overbearing badassery.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Trevor on December 01, 2008, 03:08:37 AM
Michael Parks (The Hitman, 1991) ~ the most unrepentant, unlovable badass in any movie.

Richard Widmark (Murder On The Orient Express)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: JJ80 on December 01, 2008, 01:16:44 PM
A few more TV badasses might be:

- John Thaw in "The Sweeney";
- Sean Bean as "Sharpe"
- Martin Shaw and Lewis Collins in "The Professionals";
- Philip Glenister as Gene Hunt in "Life On Mars"
- Mark McManus as "Taggart".


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on December 01, 2008, 06:58:19 PM
Has anyone mentioned Marlon Brando yet? He was pretty badass in The Wild One. What about Paul Newman?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Magnus on December 04, 2008, 01:20:50 AM
Barry Newman, anyone? :teddyr:


Nah...I would go with Gary Newman   :buggedout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP2h16m8X1Y


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rat-Bat-Spider on December 04, 2008, 08:58:31 AM
You have to include the dyspeptic Urbano Barberini in the schlock-gasm that is the two Italian Gor movies (the latter of which made it into the annals of MST3K). And who could forget the beefiest man yet to emerge from the Canadian wasteland, Jon Mikl Thor? He killed more people as a zombie and a demonic hair-band singer throughout the 80's than I have family members (btw Jon Mikl Thor, please don't read this and kill my family.)

Oh, and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Thomas (Yakmala!!!!!!!!!!!!)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on December 04, 2008, 07:54:22 PM
Was that gold medalist in a film or television show? If not, what's he doin' here?

I don't think she qualifies yet, but Mary McCormack might soon.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on December 04, 2008, 07:57:55 PM
Was that gold medalist in a film or television show? If not, what's he doin' here?

Somebody must have invited him.

Okay, who invited the olympians?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rat-Bat-Spider on December 04, 2008, 08:36:41 PM
Was that gold medalist in a film or television show? If not, what's he doin' here?

While he did not win a gold medal for anything done in a television show or movie, he should have won at least a silver in the Parmistanian Smiting Event for killing a man with his thighs and maiming thirty-seven people with a pommel horse as Jonathan Cabot in the documentary (I think) Gymkata.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on December 05, 2008, 12:38:39 AM
Okay. Hadn't seen it; heard it's terrible (I mean "worth watching").

Has anyone mentioned Richard Lawson?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Doctor Menard on December 05, 2008, 04:21:50 AM
Has anyone mentioned Richard Lawson?

Not that I recall, but I would like to mention that Richard Dawson is a badass.

 :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: peter johnson on December 05, 2008, 12:28:33 PM
Derf mentioned James Cagney in passing -- Cagney deserves more than a passing reference --

While he thought of himself primarily as a "hoofer"(dancer), Cagney pretty much set the bar for badass in films like "Public Enemy" and "White Heat".

In "White Heat", for but one example, he's locked one of his own gang members in the trunk of a car.  The gang member gets jostled around a lot & then they stop the car to take care of some business.  When Cagney comes back to the car, the gang member in the trunk is saying "Hey!  It's hard to breathe in here!".  Cagney says "Oh, you can't breathe, eh?  Well let me punch you some air holes!!", and empties his revolver into the trunk --

Um . . . yeah.  I think that sort of employee/employer relationship pretty much defines badass --

peter johnson/denny crane


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Flangepart on December 05, 2008, 12:36:53 PM
Derf mentioned James Cagney in passing -- Cagney deserves more than a passing reference --

While he thought of himself primarily as a "hoofer"(dancer), Cagney pretty much set the bar for badass in films like "Public Enemy" and "White Heat".

In "White Heat", for but one example, he's locked one of his own gang members in the trunk of a car.  The gang member gets jostled around a lot & then they stop the car to take care of some business.  When Cagney comes back to the car, the gang member in the trunk is saying "Hey!  It's hard to breathe in here!".  Cagney says "Oh, you can't breathe, eh?  Well let me punch you some air holes!!", and empties his revolver into the trunk --

Um . . . yeah.  I think that sort of employee/employer relationship pretty much defines badass --

peter johnson/denny crane
Ah, so Darth Vader is of the Cagney (Can't remember the characters name...) school of managment skills.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Psycho Circus on December 05, 2008, 01:43:32 PM
Cynthia Rothrock


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on December 05, 2008, 08:04:58 PM
I nominate Albert Popwell. Has he been mentioned on this site at all? He damn well better have been!


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: RCMerchant on December 06, 2008, 02:14:00 PM
If Vincent Price qualifies, does that mean we can add Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre?

Karloff was definitely a badass in THE BODY SNATCHER.  He killed a puppy with a shovel for barking too loud, for goodness sake.  Plus, he killed Bela, which makes Bela a wimp in my opinion.  (I can say this because RC Merchant isn't around right now).



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Ah...but Bela killed Karloff...skinned him ALIVE no less! -in the BLACK CAT (1934)
And Bela walmost always was an evil charecter...most of Karloffs charecters had some redeeming qualitys-ie-the Frankenstein Monster, all those misunderstood mad doctor movies. Bela was almost always just plain evil....he enjoyed his evilness! Laughing all the way in some instances! "Yes! I LIKE to tor-ture!"-the RAVEN (1935)


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 06, 2008, 08:05:49 PM
If Vincent Price qualifies, does that mean we can add Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre?

Karloff was definitely a badass in THE BODY SNATCHER.  He killed a puppy with a shovel for barking too loud, for goodness sake.  Plus, he killed Bela, which makes Bela a wimp in my opinion.  (I can say this because RC Merchant isn't around right now).




Ah...but Bela killed Karloff...skinned him ALIVE no less! -in the BLACK CAT (1934)
And Bela walmost always was an evil charecter...most of Karloffs charecters had some redeeming qualitys-ie-the Frankenstein Monster, all those misunderstood mad doctor movies. Bela was almost always just plain evil....he enjoyed his evilness! Laughing all the way in some instances! "Yes! I LIKE to tor-ture!"-the RAVEN (1935)
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Rats!  Foiled again!  Let's just say they're BOTH badasses, shall we?


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on December 07, 2008, 04:25:05 PM
Simon Pegg has impressed me lately and I am looking forward to his upcoming role as Montgomery Scott.

Also, Peter Stomare has reeked of badassery several times.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: RCMerchant on December 07, 2008, 05:22:01 PM
If Vincent Price qualifies, does that mean we can add Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre?


Karloff was definitely a badass in THE BODY SNATCHER.  He killed a puppy with a shovel for barking too loud, for goodness sake.  Plus, he killed Bela, which makes Bela a wimp in my opinion.  (I can say this because RC Merchant isn't around right now).






Ah...but Bela killed Karloff...skinned him ALIVE no less! -in the BLACK CAT (1934)
And Bela walmost always was an evil charecter...most of Karloffs charecters had some redeeming qualitys-ie-the Frankenstein Monster, all those misunderstood mad doctor movies. Bela was almost always just plain evil....he enjoyed his evilness! Laughing all the way in some instances! "Yes! I LIKE to tor-ture!"-the RAVEN (1935)


Rats!  Foiled again!  Let's just say they're BOTH badasses, shall we?
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Don't get me wrong...Karloff could be as bad as you wanna be! Check out BEDLAM -where he is the evil head of a nuthouse. Karloff made more GOOD horror films...Lugosi struggled through garbage...yet he made them memorable just because he was in them. Karloff and Lugosi are BOTH LEGENDARY badassess...along with one I would think should be on here....Peter Lorre...whatta evil ittle SOB he was!


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Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: the Rev. J. Darkside on December 07, 2008, 06:37:10 PM
All those guys were great. St. Peter, St. Boris and St. Bela haved scared the crap out audiences for almost a century.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: RCMerchant on December 07, 2008, 06:51:59 PM
All those guys were great. St. Peter, St. Boris and St. Bela haved scared the crap out audiences for almost a century.

Peter Lorre,in particular, was not so much a physical evil presence...his horror dealt mostly on a psychological level...as in MAD LOVE (which I have yet to see in it's entirty!)  the child killer in M, The villian in Hithcock's the MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH,....and every other moie he has ever been in. Lorre was a little bad ass weasel. But not one you would want to f%ck with! Unless, of course, you were Humphrey Bogart. Boogie had balls of steel.


Title: Re: Who's a badass?
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on December 08, 2008, 10:56:35 AM


(http://www.thistlehaven.net/J3/The13Warriors_files/image011.jpg)

Dennis StorhÝi is one badass M.F. in The 13th Warrior.