History BadassGrandpa / LiveActionFilms

24th Mar '18 10:27:34 AM Andooks
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* Pai Mei from ''Film/KillBill'', a reclusive and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy very haughty]] Kung Fu Master who may or may not be more than a thousand years old and who ''will'' [[EyeScream snatch out your eyeballs]] if you even dare [[DisproportionateRetribution to talk back to him]].

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* Pai Mei from ''Film/KillBill'', a reclusive and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy very haughty]] Kung Fu Master who may or may not be more than a thousand years old and who ''will'' [[EyeScream snatch out your eyeballs]] if you even dare [[DisproportionateRetribution to talk back to him]].him]].
* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Any of Keith David's characters, for sure. Several of Tom Hanks' are badass ''middle-aged'' guys.
5th Feb '18 6:45:23 AM Cryoclaste
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* 20 years after defeating the Russians alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, [[{{Rambo}} John J Rambo]] can still [[OneManArmy single handedly waste]] the Burmese military, in spite of being a 60 year old man. It helps being thick as a tree and wielding a .50 caliber mounted machine gun.

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* 20 years after defeating the Russians alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, [[{{Rambo}} [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John J Rambo]] can still [[OneManArmy single handedly waste]] the Burmese military, in spite of being a 60 year old man. It helps being thick as a tree and wielding a .50 caliber mounted machine gun.
27th Nov '17 8:50:53 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Théoden is a 70-year-old manifestation of pure badass.

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* %%* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Théoden is a 70-year-old manifestation of pure badass.



* [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie.
* Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson), PapaWolf on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in ''{{Film/Taken}}.''

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* %%* [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie.
* %%* Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson), PapaWolf on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in ''{{Film/Taken}}.''



** ''Film/GranTorino''



* Bob Barker in ''Film/HappyGilmore''. And in real life, too (a Karate Blackbelt trained by Chuck Norris).

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* %%** ''Film/GranTorino''
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Bob Barker in ''Film/HappyGilmore''. And in real life, too (a Karate Blackbelt trained by Chuck Norris).



* The really old Native Americans in ''Film/AlmostHeroes''.

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* %%* The really old Native Americans in ''Film/AlmostHeroes''.



* Mickey Goldmill in the ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' movies.
** And Rocky himself in the ''Film/RockyV'' and ''Film/RockyBalboa''.
* ''Film/{{Red}}'' is built on this trope. R.E.D.: Retired Extremely Dangerous.

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* %%* Mickey Goldmill in the ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' movies.
** %%** And Rocky himself in the ''Film/RockyV'' and ''Film/RockyBalboa''.
* %%* ''Film/{{Red}}'' is built on this trope. R.E.D.: Retired Extremely Dangerous.



* Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy''. (Castor even says "He shut the whole room down just by walking into it!" Or something to that effect.) Doesn't hurt that he's [[PhysicalGod actually God]] in that world, and proceeded to demonstrate it.

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* %%* Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy''. (Castor even says "He shut the whole room down just by walking into it!" Or something to that effect.) Doesn't hurt that he's [[PhysicalGod actually God]] in that world, and proceeded to demonstrate it.



* General Joseph Colton from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.

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* %%* General Joseph Colton from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.



* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'':
** Sir John Talbot
** Singh

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* %%* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'':
** %%** Sir John Talbot
** %%** Singh



** William Stryker by ''Film/X2XMenUnited''.
** Sebastian Shaw has to be at least in his sixties by the time of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', if not older.

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** William Stryker by ''Film/X2XMenUnited''.
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%%** Sebastian Shaw has to be at least in his sixties by the time of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', if not older.older.
%%** William Stryker by ''Film/X2XMenUnited''.
31st Oct '17 10:02:39 AM HBICece
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** Like the above example, this extends to Creator/ColinFirth as well, who reportedly did around 80% of his own stunts.



* The old man in the upcoming horror film ''Don't Breathe'' is in his 60s but despite his age and his blindness, he can find and kill the would-be burglar protagonists by their breathing.

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* The old man in the upcoming horror film ''Don't Breathe'' is in his 60s but despite his age and his blindness, he can find and kill the would-be burglar protagonists by their breathing.
23rd May '17 12:53:54 PM jamespolk
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* While only in his fifties at the time, Principal Joe Clark from ''Lean on Me'', played by none other than Creator/MorganFreeman laying the smackdown on a knife-wielding, teenaged drug dealer by using his megaphone is a badass moment.

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* While only in his fifties at the time, Principal Joe Clark from ''Lean on Me'', In ''Film/TheSundowners'', Paddy, played by none other than Creator/MorganFreeman laying beefy, barrel-chested Creator/RobertMitchum, enters a sheep-shearing contest. His opponent is revealed to be a gray-haired man who's 70 if he's a day. Paddy and his friends are boggled--at least, until the smackdown on a knife-wielding, teenaged drug dealer by using his megaphone is a badass moment.old man beats Paddy's ass at sheep-shearing.
6th May '17 8:01:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''.
10th Apr '17 12:25:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the Played By SeanConnery department, Allan Quatermain from the film adaptation of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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* In the Played By SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery department, Allan Quatermain from the film adaptation of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
29th Mar '17 5:24:57 AM MrKosta
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* Creator/CharlesBronson was already a middle-aged man in the first ''Film/DeathWish'' movie. Later installments of the franchise would graduate his character from a VigilanteMan to a full blown OneManArmy. ''Film/DeathWish3'' features Bronson's largest on-screen kill streak ever, and he was 64 years old at that time.

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* Creator/CharlesBronson was already a middle-aged man in the first ''Film/DeathWish'' movie. Later installments of the franchise would graduate his character from a VigilanteMan to a full blown OneManArmy. ''Film/DeathWish3'' features Bronson's largest on-screen kill streak ever, and he was 64 years old at that time.time.
* Pai Mei from ''Film/KillBill'', a reclusive and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy very haughty]] Kung Fu Master who may or may not be more than a thousand years old and who ''will'' [[EyeScream snatch out your eyeballs]] if you even dare [[DisproportionateRetribution to talk back to him]].
29th Mar '17 5:13:18 AM MrKosta
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* The climax of ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' features a fight between the badass warrior Magua, and the young Uncas over the love of a pretty girl. The older and more experienced Magua disarms and kills the poor boy before throwing his corpse over the cliff. Not long after, Uncas' elderly father runs in with a warclub looking for payback and [[CurbStompBattle picks Magua apart in seconds]].

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* The climax of ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' features a fight between the badass warrior Magua, and the young Uncas over the love of a pretty girl. The older and more experienced Magua disarms and kills the poor boy before throwing his corpse over the cliff. Not long after, Uncas' elderly father runs in with a warclub looking for payback and [[CurbStompBattle picks Magua apart in seconds]].seconds]].
* Creator/CharlesBronson was already a middle-aged man in the first ''Film/DeathWish'' movie. Later installments of the franchise would graduate his character from a VigilanteMan to a full blown OneManArmy. ''Film/DeathWish3'' features Bronson's largest on-screen kill streak ever, and he was 64 years old at that time.
17th Jan '17 9:36:23 AM Silverblade2
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* The climax of ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' features a fight between the {{Badass}} warrior Magua, and the young Uncas over the love of a pretty girl. The older and more experienced Magua disarms and kills the poor boy before throwing his corpse over the cliff. Not long after, Uncas' elderly father runs in with a warclub looking for payback and [[CurbStompBattle picks Magua apart in seconds]].

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* The climax of ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' features a fight between the {{Badass}} badass warrior Magua, and the young Uncas over the love of a pretty girl. The older and more experienced Magua disarms and kills the poor boy before throwing his corpse over the cliff. Not long after, Uncas' elderly father runs in with a warclub looking for payback and [[CurbStompBattle picks Magua apart in seconds]].
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