Allow me to retort: Clint Eastwood

You don't need no stinking Uzi with material like this...

I bet you're not.

I know there’s a lot of love at Den Of Geek for action movies of all sorts, but I’m a more casual consumer of the genre than Simon and others who write for the site. What I love, I love, and the rest is…a bunch of guys who came after Clint Eastwood and won’t be able get out of his shadow even after the great man is gone…

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
JOSEY: You a bounty hunter?BOUNTY HUNTER: A man has to do something these days to earn a living.JOSEY: Dyin’ ain’t much of a living, boyHAWKER: This is it. One dollar a bottle. It works wonders on wounds.JOSEY: Works wonders on just about everything, huh?HAWKER: It can do most anything.JOSEY: (Spitting vile tobacco juice on Carpetbagger’s suit) How is it with stains?
Escape From Alcatraz (1980)
WOLF: I’m looking for a new punk.MORRIS: Good luck.BUTTS: When’s your birthday?MORRIS: I don’t know.BUTTS: Geez, what kind of childhood did you have?MORRIS: Short.
Unforgiven (1992)
Any man don’t want to get killed, better clear on out the back.LITTLE BILL: Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch. You just shot an unarmed man!MUNNY: Well, he shoulda armed himself, if he’s gonna decorate his saloon with my friend.
The Gauntlet (1977)
On a scale of ten, I’d have to give her a two. And that’s only because I’ve never seen a one before.
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
The Marines are looking for a few good men. Unfortunately, you ain’t it.STITCH: This babe is wack. She doesn’t know what’s twelve inches long and white. Nothing! Hey man, no offense, I’m just working on my routine.GUNNY: I’ll tell you what’s black and bleeding if it don’t shut its face.
The Dead Pool (1988)
Don’t fuck with me buddy or I’ll kick your ass so hard you’ll have to unbutton your collar to shit.
The Rookie (1990)
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.There’s got to be a hundred reasons why I don’t blow you away. Right now I can’t think of one.
Dirty Harry (1971)
MAYOR: Intent? How did you establish that?HARRY: When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross.

5th February, 2009