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On the lighter side compared to my last scenario post:

Who's going to be the next Dirty Harry or the next Josie Wales? With patriotism running hot right now people are going to need a hero who kicks butt. And who did that better than Clint?

I really don't think it's Bruce Willis or Arnold or even Mel.

It's got to be someone who has attitude. It's gotta be someone more with the mental thing going on then the brute strength. Kinda like more Anthony Hopkins than the Rock. A little quiet anger brewing inside is necessary.

Give me some names or give me some more characteristics.

No....not Russell Crowe....sheesh.

If someone would kick the crap out of Val Kilmers face it might help....then he could play the low key low voice dangerous hombre.

You know....that's my off the top of my head choice....Val Kilmer.

What's yours?
 

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How about Brendan Fraser?
After all, he seemed to love blasting away with a pair of 1911s in the "Mummy" movies.

Nah, too much of a pretty boy. I guess we should keep looking...
 

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Screw the Hollywood has-beens. We need a REAL hero, like we had with Sgt. York and Audie Murphy. In the movies, even Woody Allen could grab a pair of machine guns and blow away an army of bad guys!

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Always kinda liked Tim Roth or Sean Bean. Being British AND actors I am guessing their politics suck though Gary Oldman I hear is quite the conservative. He'd be good too.

God I wish actors would keep their mouths shut cept when they are on set.
 

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Originally posted by dsk:
Screw the Hollywood has-beens. We need a REAL hero, like we had with Sgt. York and Audie Murphy. In the movies, even Woody Allen could grab a pair of machine guns and blow away an army of bad guys!

Right on dude. How about these two: Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart. They are real heroes.
 

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Wasn't it Gary Oldman who made the comment awhile back about how he could not work with Charlto Heston because of his involvement with the NRA and his general pro-gun stance?

I'm not sure about it, But I think it was him that was quoted in the NRA magazine Amercia's 1st Freedom. Sometime in the last two or three issues.
 

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How about Michael Biehn? Great actor, I don't know his politics though...

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One problem we have is that the "open a can" leading men are getting old. Clint Eastwood does not look like he did 20 years ago. He still looks like a kick-ass guy, but an old kick-ass guy. Same with Charles Bronson.

Chuck Norris always seemed too smart-aleck to me to be a really good example of a kick-asses-and-take-names "hero". Bruce Willis is the reluctant hero; circumstances have to force him to act. I prefer a guy that meets trouble halfway.

Arnold is a toy soldier, not at all believeable to me. He's like GI Joe. You get no rush when he wins because you knew he was gonna win - and how. I get no "willing suspension of disbelief" with him.

When he's at the top of his game, Wesley Snipes makes a good hero, although he sometimes seems plastic to me. If you could put him in a blender with Gene Hackman or Denzel Washington and combine their intelligent seriousness with the break-your-face toughness of Snipes, you would really have something.


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I hate to say this but.....Keanu Reeves.

Hear me out! He needs some work, true, but he's got good foundations in martial arts, firearms, and he's a reasonably good actor.

Yeah, he looks like a nancy-boy, but so did Audie Murphy. Still waters run deep!

I have no idea of his politics, but I liked "The Matrix" and he can always play the newbie LT.
 

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We need a new kind of tough guy hero with a 90's kinda sensitive side. Can you just see this guy as the new Clint Eastwood:

"Go ahead punk! Make my Day!"



Every new super crime fighter also needs a trusted cohort to fight for truth and justice.....




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[This message has been edited by SamColtFan (edited 10-24-2001).]
 

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To watch a movie where Richard Gere loved all the bad guys to death?

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!


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RyanM,
He also gave a good performance as "Sphynx", the quiet car thief, in "Gone In Sixty Seconds". He gets my vote.

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Wasn't it Gary Oldman who made the comment awhile back about how he could not work with Charlto Heston because of his involvement with the NRA and his general pro-gun stance?
I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Tim Roth, who played Heston's son in the "Planet of the Apes" remake. I saw Leno's interview with Roth, and Leno asked if it was an honor to work with a legendary actor such as Heston. Roth brushed it off, admiting that he didn't like Heston's politics.
 
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