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Question: Who is your favorite "tough guy" actor?  (I'm sure I'll take some flack for this if I have left YOUR favorite off the list).
Charles Bronson
Clint Eastwood
Lee Marvin
John Wayne
Steven Segal
Chuck Norris
Robert Mitchum
Richard Roundtree
James Cagney
Jean Claude van Damme
Chow-Yun Fat
Sylvester Stallone
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kirk Douglas
Steve McQueen
Charlton Heston
Humphrey Bogart
Wesley Snipes
Bruce Lee
Burt Reynolds
The Rock
George Raft
Lee van Cleef
Vin Diesel
Jim Brown

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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2007, 09:29:51 AM »

I really wanted to put AL LETTIERI on the list, too.  He played a great bad ass in movies like MR. MAJESTYK and THE GETAWAY.  And, of course, Virgil Sollozzo in THE GODFATHER.  Unfortunately, he died too young and didn't have quite enough memorable tough-guy screen appearances to make my list.  But he is one of my favorites.

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2007, 09:47:44 AM »

I went with Clint, and if you put him in a movie with Lee Van Cleef, hey, I'm in heaven.
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2007, 10:48:00 AM »

I voted for Steve McQueen, the guy was tough and real cool, man.  Clint Eastwood and John Wayne would be the next two on my list.

Yup, I voted McQueen also.  He just owned the screen!  Everything he did was the essence cool.  I just watched "The Getaway" last night on HD DVD!  I'm watching "Bullitt" (also HD) tonight.  Steve was taken from us much too soon.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007, 11:21:21 AM »

You have to have Jack Palance.

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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2007, 05:49:39 PM »

You have to have Jack Palance.




Is that when Palance won the coveted role of 'PigPen' in that Peanuts western?  BounceGiggle

Just kidding...if you're Palance fan though, I don't remember just how, but at YouTube I cam across this 
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. It's some weird Prisoner/West World mashup from the late 70s with some scenery chewing from Jack. 

Looks quite cool.  Can't imagine how on earth to get ahold of it.  Guess I'll add it to my 'Eyes Peeled" list for the Chiller convention in April.
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2007, 06:20:52 PM »

(and anyone with an avatar of the "Dill Man" is alright in my book. Wink)

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You are both a gentleman and a scholar, sir =D

BTW: I second Danny Trejo, and hope all to hell Rodriguez does more than a fake trailer of a Machete feature.
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2007, 06:06:52 PM »

I think that Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci should be on the list, but I have to admit it's pretty complete as it is. All these guys have had many great on-screen moments, but I had to go with John Wayne.


Me too. Almost Picked Lee Marvin, a real Marine! So...hard ...to...choose!...
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2007, 08:25:24 PM »

I think that Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci should be on the list, but I have to admit it's pretty complete as it is. All these guys have had many great on-screen moments, but I had to go with John Wayne.


Me too. Almost Picked Lee Marvin, a real Marine! So...hard ...to...choose!...


It's amazing to me that some of the Hollywood types you'd expect to be warriors (Like John Wayne, too old for WWII) aren't and the people you'd never even guess at are. I'm thinking of Eddie Albert, the guy from the Green Acres TV series, the man who spent the day of the landing at Tarawa atoll driving his landing craft back and forth from the reef to the hospital ship ferrying out the wounded Marines he was pulling out of the water and the wrecked amtracks, all the while under fire from the Japanese on the island. Also Charles Durning, the pudgy character acter, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, survived the Malmedy Massacre, was awarded the silver star and 3 purple hearts, most people just don't picture these guys as tough, but they are. Just goes to show that there are movie tough guys and real tough guys, and they aren't always the people you'd expect.
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2007, 09:02:45 AM »

Dennis:

Yeah . . . even Ed McMahon was a marine . . .
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2007, 10:42:09 AM »

Man! I knew about Albert. Explains why he was so good at Military roles, like with Lee Marvin, Robert Ryam ( Marine), and others. Durning was all that? I am impressed!
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