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Sylvester Stallone Arnold Schwarzenegger Dolph Lundgren Jean-Claude Van Damme Jason Statham Terry Crews Chuck Norris Bruce Willis Jet Li

At the time the holder of countless US and World Karate championships, Norris takes on Bruce Lee in Rome's ancient coliseum… and dies. The most memorable scene from the entire film, this final fight shows that despite all those fists hidden behind his beard even Chuck can be killed. His eventual shuffle off this mortal coil notwithstanding, Norris brings to bear some of his finest martial arts against his one-time work-out partner. It's arguably the purest, most impressive work of his entire career, even giving him the chance to show off his ever-so-manly chest hair. He also put on 20 pounds for the role, at the producers' request, so he'd look sufficiently intimidating next to Lee. It worked.

The film that would go on to inspire his hit '90s TV show, Walker: Texas Ranger, was originally written for the more critically-acclaimed Clint Eastwood. Fortunately for the cinematic public, our man Clint had other commitments, allowing Chuck to add a smidge more martial artistry to proceedings and fully realise the buried-inside-his-own-car scene with a vigour Eastwood just wouldn't be able to match. The trick to escaping a vehicle-based grave? Drink some beer, pour a little over your head and just floor it until you're free. And they say you shouldn't drink and drive...

Leaving his Dodgeball cameo to one side, Norris's most out-and-out comedy is Top Dog, a K-9 clone about a bearded, ass-kicking cop and his faithful hound – but unlike Forest Warrior, Top Dog doesn't have Chuck Norris morphing into a bear in a scene that reportedly required zero special effects. Elsewhere, Chuck stops a moving chainsaw with his bear hands – no pun intended – and roundhouse slaps a gaggle of evil loggers in a whirlwind of palm-to-face action. Easily the hairiest, scariest, most hilarious ecological action movie you will ever, ever see.

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1 NOBODYS FOOL is a masterpiece
forget 12 monkeys and pulp fiction the best work on screen he ever did was this really beauty full dramedy with paul newman in 1994 called NOBODYS FOOL watch it please trust me it will make you fall in love with cinema all over again Read More

Posted on Saturday August 18, 2012, 04:39 by bill the butcher

2 "Dark Angel" aka "I Come In Peace" (US Title)
For the record, Dark Angel with Dolph Lundgren has my favourite movie line of all-time. After Dolph and his partner arrest the alien villain, he promptly self-destructs on the back seat of their cop car. "Did you see that?" Dolph says to partner Brian Benben. "Did I see it?" Benben replies, "it nearly blew my fucking face off!" Read More

Posted on Friday August 17, 2012, 21:27 by BenTramer

3 Stallone's Demolition Man is the funniest film he's ever made, far funnier than his alleged comedies like Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot or Oscar. As for First Blood, I totally agree with Empire that it's "a first-rate, taught action thriller that still doesn't quite get the respect it deserves." First Blood was tainted by unproven association with Hungerford spree killer Michael Ryan. The book of First Blood is even better with many things left out that should have been in the movie and would have improved things even more (but DON'T remake it, please!) Read More

Posted on Friday August 17, 2012, 21:12 by BenTramer


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