KM Par-Ker Aaron Parkett
I'm ashamed no one mentioned Christopher Walken
I don't completely agree with the list but it is well thought out and entertaining.
connerys the only badass, l. jackson resigned his badassery. the rest never had it.
definitely needs jackie chan, hes 54! there tons more too
Going off of this past summer... Harrison Ford is no longer badass. Easily replaceable. Get off my plane.
miss them already
This is probably one of the best commentaries I have ever read.
From the page:
He's the only man on the face of the planet I could imagine kicking Clint Eastwood's ass. I recall an interview with a stunt coordinator on one of the early Bond films. He pointed out the slight grin that comes across Connery's face whenever he's fighting someone onscreen. It was a revelatory observation. Connery gives the impression that there's nothing he enjoys more than beating the snot out of someone with his bare fists. While the badassery of Ford, Jackson, and even Eastwood is apparent despite various anachronisms, Connery is badass while being pure, one-hundred percent all man. Some might count the fact that Connery has condoned slapping a woman "once in a while" against him, but the fact that he admitted this with no shame whatsoever to Barbara Walters is pretty badass. And let's face it: Sean Connery slaps a woman and she probably falls right into bed and melts between the sheets. If we slap a woman, she's going to rub her cheek while calling the cops. And then throw our shit out onto the lawn. Including our entire Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers action figure collection. Sean Connery doesn't own action figures.
Is he still badass? Like Eastwood, Connery is also pushing 80. And he is officially retired from acting. Nevertheless, he is absolutely, indisputably still a badass. If you don't believe that, find him at a pub some day and say something like, "The Scottish National Party is full of Nancy boys who couldn't govern their way out of a wet paper sack!" Be prepared, however, as from that point forward your wife and kids will be known as your widow and orphans.
Possible replacement: Daniel Craig is the new James Bond, but is he the next Sean Connery? I'm not sure. Craig is very good, and even Connery has acknowledged that he is an excellent Bond. But I don't think he is up to walking in Connery's footsteps. Let's see Craig star in a film like Zardoz and maintain his badass cred, and then I'll be convinced.
Sir Sean is my favorite actor of all time and I could not agree with this person's assessment more. Sean is the ultimate badass.
From the page: "Daniel Craig is the new James Bond, but is he the next Sean Connery? I'm not sure. Craig is very good, and even Connery has acknowledged that he is an excellent Bond. But I don't think he is up to walking in Connery's footsteps. Let's see Craig star in a film like Zardoz and maintain his badass cred, and then I'll be convinced."