Biggest influence movie/actor

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  1. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Was talking to the kids in school about influences etc naively thinking they would cite sports/movie stars. Apparently not. Mostly YouTube characters who I have no awareness of.
    Anyhow as child of the 80s Stallone, Arnold were the main men.
    Clint and Bruce Lee were still prominent but they didn't exert the influence that Stallone and Arnold did.
    Which actor/movie had the biggest influence in you??
    Movie: Superman/Rocky 2
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  2. Bro Mo

    Bro Mo More than 500 posts

    Rocky 4 (Sorry Russia :p)
    Who needs a fancy gym when you have an ox yoke and a dusty barn.
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  3. The Nail

    The Nail Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Predator with Arnie!
  4. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Guilty pleasure has always been Over the Top...
  5. Antti

    Antti More than 2500 posts

    It's Arnold, no question about it. I'm not so certain about the specific movie, but I think the original Terminator is it. I still think it's a great movie, and I was even more impressed as a kid.
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  6. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Arnold in Commando as John Matrix...burned into my conscience
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  7. WhatWouldHulkDo

    WhatWouldHulkDo More than 500 posts

    For obvious reasons, gotta go with Ferrigno and the old hulk TV show.

    Arnold is right up there, though, no doubt. Predator, Terminator 2 probably my favorites.

    And, if I'm honest... Mr T, Rocky 3. I still pity the fools!
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  8. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Still no mention of Chuck Norris!!
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  9. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Not in order of awesomeness:

    Arnold in Conan

    Harrison Ford in Raiders

    Charles Bronson in Hard Times

    Sean Connery in any of his Bond appearances

    Honerable mention Boba Fett in Empire Strikes Back - later retracted for his idiotic end in Return of the Jedi.
    Honerable mention Steve McQueen in Bullit.
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  10. Bret S.

    Bret S. Quadruple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    ditto.. Not a big fan of T, and I'm from Chicago... Go figure..
  11. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor


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  12. Daveywhit

    Daveywhit Double-Digit Post Count

    Daniel Craig! The first Bond movie he did. All around, looked strong, but also looked functional. Amazing physique!

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  13. Bro Mo

    Bro Mo More than 500 posts

    The world meets no one half way...
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  14. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Love it @Bromo
  15. Pavel Macek

    Pavel Macek More than 2500 posts Master Instructor

  16. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    Brilliant Pavel
  17. JCavin

    JCavin Double-Digit Post Count

    I’ve always been more intrigued by the original heroes. Literally.

    Achilles, Odysseus, the prophet Elijah(outran an entire army), and Milo come to mind. As do people like Fairbairn and Sykes.
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  18. Bret S.

    Bret S. Quadruple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

  19. J Petersen

    J Petersen SFG1/SFB Certified Instructor

    While Indiana Jones will probably always remain the most influential character off the silver screen to me (I'm not too proud to admit that I still want to be Indiana Jones...), I must confess that male physique, cinematic or otherwise, never made too much of an impression on me as a kid until I began training in my mid-teens. This was probably just as well, however--growing up in the heyday of Masters of The Universe, my action figures might have given me the same body dysmorphia and self-esteem issues that Barbie was reputed to have given my sister.

    Although not the brightest crayon in the box, even I could appreciate when a leading man wore a tank top well--dudes such as Michael Dudikoff in American Ninja (hoo boy, that's a film that has not aged well...), Taimak in The Last Dragon (the man still looks awesome), and Kurt Russell in both Escape From New York and Big Trouble In Little China (BTILC is my Star Wars).
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  20. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    @J Petersen
    Just watched BTILC the other week with my 10yr old twins, they loved it! Its still a great flick - "take some advice from ol Jack Burton..."

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