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Best action movie character?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I went to see Die Hard 4 over the weekend, and I loved it. It got me thinking whether John McLane is the best action movie character of all time. After some deliberation, I decided that he is No. 2 taking into account quality and longevity. Feel free to disagree with the order or my criteria for "action movie character," but here is the beginning of a list:

    1. James Bond
    2. John McLane
    3. Terminator
    4. Indiana Jones
    5. John Rambo
    6. Ripley (from Alien, etc.)
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    It's McClane. Indy's a close second.

    EDIT: Write-brained is correct; it's McClane.
  3. Actually, it's McClane
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    James Bond was pretty lame in the early years, but he has just persisted for so long I had to put him up top.

    I forgot about Neo, that is a good addition.

    I wasn't sure about the Star Wars characters, and I decided to leave them out of my deliberations.

    But John McClane is legit, I will have to disagree with you there. Here's the Die Hard music video, by the way:
  5. Indy would be my No. 1.

    John McClane's definitely a solid second.
  6. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    I think Snake Plissken needs to be in the discussion.
  7. Nice.

    Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon probably should be in the top 20.

    Weird to see no Tom Cruise yet, considering action movies is just about all he makes.
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Sorry. I just no longer can look past the fact that he's a batshit crazy Scientologist.
  9. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Sonny Chiba as ... well, anyone.
    Toshiro Mifune in Yojimbo or Seven Samurai.
    Bruce Lee -- high on quality, low on longevity.
  10. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    John McClane

    What about Charlie Sheen in NAVY Seals?
  11. True. And try as I might, I can't really think off-hand of an adventure flick of his that I really liked.
  12. Boognish

    Boognish Member

    It's all in the hips.

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