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Old 02-11-2013, 01:04
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my 2 do not take much thinking about

sigourney weaver AKA ellen ripley

sylvester stallone AKA john rambo
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:07
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my 2 do not take much thinking about

sigourney weaver AKA ellen ripley

sylvester stallone AKA john rambo
Those were the two which immediately sprang to mind for me.

Actually,Jeanette Goldstein as Vazquez in Aliens would be great in a fight with Ripley.And Geena Davis was awesome in the Last Kiss Goodnight.

Of course for other tough guys,you've got to mention John McClane in the Die Hard series.And one of my favourites from years past...Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken in Escape From New York.One of my favourite lines ever is ...

"I don't give a **** about your war.Or your President".

And then he went on to screw over the Prez in the last scene of the film.Brilliant stuff!

Also awesomely tough,but also cerebral and emotional,Rutger Hauer's amazing performance in Blade Runner.I still cringe when I think about him breaking Deckard's fingers!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:11
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Those were the two which immediately sprang to mind for me.

Actually,Jeanette Goldstein as Vazquez in Aliens would be great in a fight with Ripley.And Geena Davis was awesome in the Last Kiss Goodnight.

Of course for other tough guys,you've got to mention John McClane in the Die Hard series.And one of my favourites from years past...Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken in Escape From New York.One of my favourite lines ever is ...

"I don't give a **** about your war.Or your President".

And then he went on to screw over the Prez in the last scene of the film.Brilliant stuff!

Also awesomely tough,but also cerebral and emotional,Rutger Hauer's amazing performance in Blade Runner.I still cringe when I think about him breaking Deckard's fingers!
Yeah, all of those. I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction either. ' And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!' The guy's just awesome in that scene.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:46
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Marv, as portrayed by Mickey Rourke in Sin City. Takes a heck of a lot of punishment.

And I'd also select Ripley.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:55
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For a woman, it has to be Ripley from Aliens.

For men, there's too many to mention!

To add to the list of men already mentioned above, I would suggest :

Riddick "I'll kill you with my tea-cup."

and as he had a lot of wounded-person-type-charisma, Michael Biehn "Come with me if you want to live" in Terminator.
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Old 02-11-2013, 14:38
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Milla Jovovich - Resident Evil
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Old 02-11-2013, 15:13
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Kevin from Sin City.
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Old 02-11-2013, 15:25
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Owen's mother from Throw Momma From The Train.......:
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Old 02-11-2013, 16:20
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Owen's mother from Throw Momma From The Train.......:
No way, it's gotta be Mama Fratelli from The Goonies.
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Old 02-11-2013, 21:31
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Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley is a no-brainer.

As for male, man thats a tough one.

Bruce Willis - John McLaine would be my choice but not since the train wreck of the latest Die Hard film, not so much.

Arnie as the Terminator was ultimate badass, Vin Diesels Riddick is another badass character, Arnie also as Conan and Dutch (Predator) are contenders.

I'm going with Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, he was just plain badass in that film!
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Old 02-11-2013, 21:37
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The Bride from Kill Bill.
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Old 03-11-2013, 13:39
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Female - Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) in Terminator 2.

Male - Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) in Machete.
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Old 03-11-2013, 13:49
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Lisbeth Slander from The Girl films.
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Old 03-11-2013, 13:57
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Samantha Caine/Charley Baltimore (Geena Davis) in The Long Kiss Goodnight

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the Bourne trilogy
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Old 03-11-2013, 14:35
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Old 03-11-2013, 17:57
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Isn't it cheating to list robots and machines?

I'd say Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear.
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Old 04-11-2013, 16:54
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Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface...

"Say 'ello to my leelte friend!!!"
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Old 04-11-2013, 17:26
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Snake plissken - kurt russell (escape from new york)
Coffy - pam grier (coffy)
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Old 04-11-2013, 20:48
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Snake Plissken and Ellen Ripley
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Old 04-11-2013, 21:55
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Kurt Russell in Soldier
Mel Gibson in The Patriot, and Payback, and Braveheart
Steven Seagal in Under Siege
Roy Scheider as Dustin Hoffmans brother in Marathon Man
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Old 04-11-2013, 23:42
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Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley in Heat
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:37
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Gina Carano by a massive mile. All the others are actors and she's a real MMA fighter. She was very good in Haywire.
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Old 07-11-2013, 14:44
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This is cheating a bit, but i'd say Jack Bauer. The amount he puts up with in 24 hours is amazing
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Old 07-11-2013, 20:32
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Lisbeth Salander from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

James Bond - can anyone go through all he does and still look gorgeous?
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Old 07-11-2013, 23:16
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Sigourney Weaver
Susan Sarandon
Sharon Stone
Judi Dench
Bette Davis

Robert De Niro (Deerhunter)
Al Pacino
Joe Pesci
Bruce Willis
Sylvester Stallone

There's loads more, but the above actors always seem to have strong or tough character roles.
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