Live Poll: The International Godfathers of Action

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Intro:

There are actors that did quite a good job on the action genre. They are icons in their own way of being a action movie star. Their movies claim cult status. No matter if it's about war, man to man combat, scince fiction or what ever - all of them are known for their work. Which of these well trained muscle packed fellows is your lead actioner? Give us the gym results here.

Rules:

The action icon should be a actioner since years, no superhero or supervillain movie, there are 5 movies to be named for the action icons' filmography, no less, no more, exact 5 ! It should somehow fit to the other icons.

List:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097089312/

Poll:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/__GvueT6o0I/
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Changed "There are actors ..." to "These actors did ..."
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Gitte Løyche

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Arnold Schwarzenegger! (I always sense humor behind his mask) - honorable mentions to Yun-Fat Chow and Jet Li! 
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I vote for Chuck Norris  ( They forgot to say that his eyes were closed.)chuck norris target meme
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The Expendables 2 (2012)
Sylvester Stallone  ...  Barney Ross
Chuck Norris ... Booker
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764651/quotes
Barney Ross: I've heard another rumor, that you were bitten by a king cobra?
Booker: Yeah, I was. But after five days of agonizing pain, the cobra died.

Chuck Norris in The Expendables 2 2012
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My vote: Schwarzenegger
Suggs:
Steven Seagal
Reb Brown: Movies: Space Mutiny, Yor, Ssssss, Howling 2, and Robowar
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Steven Seagal maybe. But I looked for Reb Brown. You're kidding on me, hm?
No!
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Well, I wasn't really kidding, but to us weirdos who like terrible B movies, he is a classic action star.  Maybe I should do a separate poll for that.  :D
I think Seagal is reeeeaaaaaaaalllllllly cheesy, but that's why I like him.  ;)
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My vote: Bruce Willis
FYC
Mel Gibson
Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, The Patriot, Conspiracy Theory, Payback and a Bonus; The Expendables 3
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Hi, Joe.
I've put your suggestion to the list. Thank you for mentioning.
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Ageless Action Heroes and Heavies
by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 5 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public



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Maybe I'll visit it. When it gets online.
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I don't know if Kurt Russell meets the action requirement:
- Escape from New York/La
- Big Trouble in Little China
- Tango and Cash
- Tombstone
- Soldier
- Poseidon
- Executive Decision
- Deepwater Horizon

Now, from my memory, I would have said that he has more action work, but those films aren't listed as Action on IMDb, but as Thrillers.
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Maybe. I'll take him to my consideration.
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Also, I'm guessing you're gonna piss some people off, if you don't add Harrison Ford to the list:
- Star Wars
- Indiana Jones
- The Fugitive
- Air Force One
- Clear and Present Danger/Patriot Games
- Force 10 from Navarone

It seems like IMDb also lists Blade Runner as Action (among other genres), but I really, really wouldn't count it as an action movie.
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Most movies with him I remember are like 'Reagarding Henry'. I always thought that he's a little lame in action, except the Indiana Jones movies. But when I look at the whole filmography - he really had several actioners. I don't know why I don't get him on my radar when someone mentions action movies. Well, I'll take your both suggestion to the list.
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I agree he isn't a physical actor who does a lot his own stunts and fight choreography, but in his action movies he plays more more of an everyday man type of action hero who most audiences can relate towards- similar to Bruce Willis.
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Breu, I saw that you added Harrison. 'Good choice because it's important not to substitute your opinion for the voters' opinions. 'Good list. 
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Hi, ruby.
Did you look at the list? I've put him on the list about three weeks ago. ;)
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Yes, I did: that's why I said "I saw that you added Harrison. 'Good choice..."

: )

'Want to know something weird? I saw someone crossing the street today that looked exactly like him. I suppose it's possible that it was him but unlikely. Still, I couldn't help but to think that it was him. If not, the resemblance was uncanny. 
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*bump*
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*bump*
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I vote for Charlize Theron
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FYC:
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Lawrence
Scarlett Johansson
perhaps Charlize Theron
The poll is called ''Godfathers of Action''. ;-)
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Let''s try to keep this board free of misogyny, please. 
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Yes, please! :D
This image is disgusting.
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mihailo.razvigor is right. This is a very manly poll. But I'm no macho or chauvinist. There can be a ladies poll as well, so please do one. Or should I do? I wonder, if there is a term like "Godmother" in English language.
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Ok, who does? You? Me?
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Since it is your original idea, you should do it. You can/should also ask an editor to merge them both once you've created the list.
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First issue: Yes! I'll do this list with joy.
Second issue: No. I don't want these two lists get merged.
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No, no, I didn't mean to merge the lists. I meant you should add the new list to this very conversation. If that's okay with you.

Edit: I've seen users put multiple poll suggestions in a single conversation.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-the-godmothers-of-action
Please feel invited. We surely got some other brave women to put them on the icon list.

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Yeah the international thing would be great. I left out a lot of the Asians because I did not want it to turn into a Kung Fu Love Fest.
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Well that's ok, I'll try to re-arrange the idea to an international godfathers of action poll. Thank you for being so kind. :D
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I'll take out Gibson and a couple of others.
Let you know in a day.
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Sorry, but a godfather has to be a guiding angel to his protective. Without wanting to bother you. Don't you think you were a little young? Normaly a godfather is like the aunt, the uncle or another family member that can give the young guy or girl a break. Someone to tell problems with the parents and other things the parents can't help with?
In my country, being a godfather in someone's baptism means the two are bonded not by friendship or blood, but spiritually. We use the word kum, and the English word godfather doesn't quite apply - a godbrother makes more sense. Kum can be the same age or older than the one who is being baptized.
If the kum doing the baptism is older, then he should act as a mentor-figure in his godchild's life.
If they are the same age, then they should be there for each other, keep each other safe.
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If we got more Tony Jaa movies in North America, he'd be much higher in the vote count. Check out his long staircase sequence in The Protector for one of the finest martial arts displays from any country or era. 
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Changed the title to:
"The International Godfathers of Action"
From this point on no more american or asien characters!
African, European, South-American and Australian godfathers, please!
This is a smart change of the idea for a gentleman's agreement. :D
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Keep the Asians.
Don't forget the Nords
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I've put down Neeson and Norris.
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You can have Arnold. He's Austrian.
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That didn't mean no Americans. Americans are international, too.
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Just no further suggestions about American Godfathers. I'm not dumb.
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Well that's ok, I'll try to re-arrange the idea to an international godfathers of action poll. Thank you for being so kind. :D
Being so kind? Dude! Ed persuaded you that his poll and your poll are the same - which they are not! And now you're gonna change your poll because you had some overlapping entries with his poll? Breumaster, there are over 7000 polls on IMDb - of course there are going to be similar ones!

Your poll had a good criteria:
There are actors that did quite a good job on the action genre. They are icons in their own way of being a action movie star. Their movies claim cult status. No matter if it's about war, man to man combat, scince fiction or what ever - all of them are known for their work. The action icon should be a actioner since years, no superhero or supervillain movie, there are 5 movies to be named for the action icons' filmography, no less, no more, exact 5 ! It should somehow fit to the other icons.

and Ed's poll had a good criteria:
The actors in this poll are or were packing them in at the movies at the age of 50 or older.

Both poll ideas are valid, and both are, in my opinion - good. Why change it?
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mihailo:
That's also right. The polls are really not the same. Looks like I'm a bad trader. ;)
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Before you two have made changes, this was the state of your lists:

Ed's list had 35 actors, yours had 26.
15 actors were shared between the lists.
11 actors were exclusive to your list.
20 actors were exclusive to Ed's list.
And, as I've said before, the ideas of the two poll suggestions were not the same.

I believe that makes the two lists sufficiently different.
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I have refilled my list with 35
I have removed the European/Asian/Aussies/ Nords
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I believe that makes the two lists sufficiently different.
They will now be completely different.
And I believe if they both went live, His poll will get more votes then mine.
Not a bad trade. A Good Trade.
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I pulled 6 out of the list.

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*bumpagreement*
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Why does it say "Chackie Chan"?
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Corrected. :D
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Below is one small suggested edit to the intro (in bold):

They are icons in their own way of being an action movie star.


I'd also suggest leaving out  "Their movies claim cult status" because some of these films are much too popular and well-known to be considered a cult film. 

: )
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ruby:
Changes done. :D
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Thank you, buddies! :D
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The International Godfathers of Action
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