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27th Aug '13 4:05:35 PM Prfnoff
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[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Steven_Seagal_00231_8426.jpg]] -> ''Every Seagal movie features his character as a humble, soft-spoken guy who just gets pushed too far, to the point that he has to go on an ass-kicking rampage, standing up for the little guy with each arm he breaks.'' -->-- '''Cracked.com''', discussing one of Seagals more [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16150_10-scenes-brutal-violence-guaranteed-make-you-laugh.html#ixzz13w3XftIc infamous kills]] [[ActionHero Actor]], producer, writer, musician, activist, [[{{Badass}} 7th-dan black belt in aikido]], [[RealityTV reserve deputy sheriff]], father of seven, [[{{Buddhism}} Buddhist]] and guardian (legally and literally) of the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet. According to ThatOtherWiki he was also the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in Japan. For the last few decades, the ponytailed star has neck-punched his way though dozens of movies since his late-[[TheEighties eighties]] debut in ''Film/AboveTheLaw''. His films largely consist of him shrugging off bullets, taking on dozens of mooks singlehandedly and eventually killing the the BigBad in brutal fashion. ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Several times over]]''. After the success of his first movie Seagal went on to make box office hits ''Film/HardToKill'', ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' and ''Film/OutForJustice''. Securing his place as a top action star during the late 80's and early 90's. The apex of his success came with his most well known movie ''Film/UnderSiege''. Unfortunately this proved to be the beginning of the end of his big box office success. The 1994 film ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' was a pet project of the actor, with a large budget and even an all-star cast. Co-produced, directed and starring Steven Seagal, the movie was an {{Anvilicious}} environmental crusade against evil oil companies. Despite ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' being successful, Seagal's movies rapidly declined in financial success. He seemed to make a comeback with ''ExitWounds'', but his follow-up ''HalfPastDead'' was a critical and commercial flop and since then most of his films have gone DirectToVideo. He made a proposal to have American releases of Tony Jaa's Thai smash-hit ''OngBak'' re-cut with him in the prologue and epilogue as the MightyWhitey who trained him into a Mauy Thai master, but the idea was rejected. Later he was seen in the reality tv show ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' and making his return to the big screen in 2010 as the main villain of Robert Rodriguez's ''Film/{{Machete}}''. He also recorded two albums: a debut "Songs from the Crystal Cave" and straight blues "Mojo Priest". He also created and co-wrote many episodes of the TV series ''True Justice'' (starring guess who). There is also an energy drink made in his name: Steven Seagal's Thunderbolt. !! Notable Works: [[AC:Film]] * ''Film/AboveTheLaw'' * ''A Dangerous Man'' * ''Film/AttackForce'' * ''Belly of the Beast'' * ''Black Dawn'' * ''Born to Raise Hell'' * ''Driven to Kill'' * ''Film/ExecutiveDecision'' * ''Film/ExitWounds'' * ''Film/FireDownBelow'' * ''The Glimmer Man'' * ''Film/HalfPastDead'' * ''Film/HardToKill'' * ''Flight of Fury'' * ''The Foreigner'' * ''Into the Sun'' * ''The Keeper'' * ''Kill Switch'' * ''Film/{{Machete}}'' * ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' * ''Maximum Conviction'' * ''Mercenary for Justice'' * ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' * ''Out for a Kill'' * ''Film/OutForJustice'' * ''Out of Reach'' * ''The Patriot'' * ''Pistol Whipped'' * ''Today You Die'' * ''Shadow Man'' * ''Submerged'' * ''Film/{{Ticker}}'' * ''Film/UnderSiege'' * ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' * ''Urban Justice'' [[AC:Live-Action Television]] * ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' * ''True Justice'' !! Tropes associated with Steven Seagal * DullSurprise * GroinAttack: Seagal's characters often go for them. Behind the scenes, Seagal became infamous for unexpectedly kicking stunt performers in the balls between takes to "test" whether they were wearing cups. * InvincibleHero: Seagal is well-known for insisting that his characters be unstoppable killing machines who are almost never seriously challenged by any opponent he faces. * NeverLiveItDown: Seagal's infamous confrontation with "Judo" Gene [=LeBell=], in which [=LeBell=] choked Seagal unconscious and caused him to defecate himself. Seagal has never admitted that the incident took place. * StuntDouble: Seagal is rather infamous for his excessive usage of body doubles. In his direct-to-DVD films, any time he is not in close-up or his face is not clearly visible, it's a younger, lighter double. Even when his character is just standing around, it's likely a double. He also has his voice looped by doubles. ----
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[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Steven_Seagal_00231_8426.jpg]] -> ''Every Seagal movie features his character as a humble, soft-spoken guy who just gets pushed too far, to the point that he has to go on an ass-kicking rampage, standing up for the little guy with each arm he breaks.'' -->-- '''Cracked.com''', discussing one of Seagals more [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16150_10-scenes-brutal-violence-guaranteed-make-you-laugh.html#ixzz13w3XftIc infamous kills]] [[ActionHero Actor]], producer, writer, musician, activist, [[{{Badass}} 7th-dan black belt in aikido]], [[RealityTV reserve deputy sheriff]], father of seven, [[{{Buddhism}} Buddhist]] and guardian (legally and literally) of the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet. According to ThatOtherWiki he was also the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in Japan. For the last few decades, the ponytailed star has neck-punched his way though dozens of movies since his late-[[TheEighties eighties]] debut in ''Film/AboveTheLaw''. His films largely consist of him shrugging off bullets, taking on dozens of mooks singlehandedly and eventually killing the the BigBad in brutal fashion. ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Several times over]]''. After the success of his first movie Seagal went on to make box office hits ''Film/HardToKill'', ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' and ''Film/OutForJustice''. Securing his place as a top action star during the late 80's and early 90's. The apex of his success came with his most well known movie ''Film/UnderSiege''. Unfortunately this proved to be the beginning of the end of his big box office success. The 1994 film ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' was a pet project of the actor, with a large budget and even an all-star cast. Co-produced, directed and starring Steven Seagal, the movie was an {{Anvilicious}} environmental crusade against evil oil companies. Despite ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' being successful, Seagal's movies rapidly declined in financial success. He seemed to make a comeback with ''ExitWounds'', but his follow-up ''HalfPastDead'' was a critical and commercial flop and since then most of his films have gone DirectToVideo. He made a proposal to have American releases of Tony Jaa's Thai smash-hit ''OngBak'' re-cut with him in the prologue and epilogue as the MightyWhitey who trained him into a Mauy Thai master, but the idea was rejected. Later he was seen in the reality tv show ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' and making his return to the big screen in 2010 as the main villain of Robert Rodriguez's ''Film/{{Machete}}''. He also recorded two albums: a debut "Songs from the Crystal Cave" and straight blues "Mojo Priest". He also created and co-wrote many episodes of the TV series ''True Justice'' (starring guess who). There is also an energy drink made in his name: Steven Seagal's Thunderbolt. !! Notable Works: [[AC:Film]] * ''Film/AboveTheLaw'' * ''A Dangerous Man'' * ''Film/AttackForce'' * ''Belly of the Beast'' * ''Black Dawn'' * ''Born to Raise Hell'' * ''Driven to Kill'' * ''Film/ExecutiveDecision'' * ''Film/ExitWounds'' * ''Film/FireDownBelow'' * ''The Glimmer Man'' * ''Film/HalfPastDead'' * ''Film/HardToKill'' * ''Flight of Fury'' * ''The Foreigner'' * ''Into the Sun'' * ''The Keeper'' * ''Kill Switch'' * ''Film/{{Machete}}'' * ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' * ''Maximum Conviction'' * ''Mercenary for Justice'' * ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' * ''Out for a Kill'' * ''Film/OutForJustice'' * ''Out of Reach'' * ''The Patriot'' * ''Pistol Whipped'' * ''Today You Die'' * ''Shadow Man'' * ''Submerged'' * ''Film/{{Ticker}}'' * ''Film/UnderSiege'' * ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' * ''Urban Justice'' [[AC:Live-Action Television]] * ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' * ''True Justice'' !! Tropes associated with Steven Seagal * DullSurprise * GroinAttack: Seagal's characters often go for them. Behind the scenes, Seagal became infamous for unexpectedly kicking stunt performers in the balls between takes to "test" whether they were wearing cups. * InvincibleHero: Seagal is well-known for insisting that his characters be unstoppable killing machines who are almost never seriously challenged by any opponent he faces. * NeverLiveItDown: Seagal's infamous confrontation with "Judo" Gene [=LeBell=], in which [=LeBell=] choked Seagal unconscious and caused him to defecate himself. Seagal has never admitted that the incident took place. * StuntDouble: Seagal is rather infamous for his excessive usage of body doubles. In his direct-to-DVD films, any time he is not in close-up or his face is not clearly visible, it's a younger, lighter double. Even when his character is just standing around, it's likely a double. He also has his voice looped by doubles. ----[[redirect:Creator/StevenSeagal]]
24th Aug '13 7:44:39 PM LtFedora
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* StuntDouble: Seagal is rather infamous for his excessive usage of body doubles. In his direct-to-DVD films, any time he is not in close-up or his face is not clearly visible, it's a younger, lighter double. Even has his voice looped by doubles.
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* StuntDouble: Seagal is rather infamous for his excessive usage of body doubles. In his direct-to-DVD films, any time he is not in close-up or his face is not clearly visible, it's a younger, lighter double. Even when his character is just standing around, it's likely a double. He also has his voice looped by doubles.
22nd Aug '13 5:58:17 PM LtFedora
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* StuntDouble: Seagal is rather infamous for his excessive usage of body doubles. In his direct-to-DVD films, any time he is not in close-up or his face is not clearly visible, it's a younger, lighter double. Even has his voice looped by doubles.
8th Aug '13 4:03:51 AM Silverblade2
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21st Jun '13 4:27:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Black Dawn''

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21st Jun '13 4:09:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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!! Tropes associated with Steven Seagal * GroinAttack: Seagal's characters often go for them. Behind the scenes, Seagal became infamous for unexpectedly kicking stunt performers in the balls between takes to "test" whether they were wearing cups. * InvincibleHero: Seagal is well-known for insisting that his characters be unstoppable killing machines who are almost never seriously challenged by any opponent he faces. * NeverLiveItDown: Seagal's infamous confrontation with "Judo" Gene [=LeBell=], in which [=LeBell=] choked Seagal unconscious and caused him to defecate himself. Seagal has never admitted that the incident took place.
9th May '13 4:10:24 PM johnnyfog
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For the last few decades the pony-tailed star has made his way across dozens of movies since his late [[TheEighties eighties]] introduction in ''Film/AboveTheLaw''. His films largely consist of him taking on dozens of mooks singlehandedly and eventually killing the the BigBad in brutal fashion. ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Several times over]]''.
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For the last few decades decades, the pony-tailed ponytailed star has made neck-punched his way across though dozens of movies since his late [[TheEighties late-[[TheEighties eighties]] introduction debut in ''Film/AboveTheLaw''. His films largely consist of him shrugging off bullets, taking on dozens of mooks singlehandedly and eventually killing the the BigBad in brutal fashion. ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Several times over]]''.
20th Apr '13 11:25:07 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Despite ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' being successful, Seagal's movies rapidly declined in financial success. He seemed to make a comeback with ''ExitWounds'', but his follow-up ''HalfPastDead'' was a critical and commercial flop and since then most of his films have gone DirectToVideo. He made a proposal to have American releases of Tony Jaa's Thai smash-hit ''OngBak'' re-cut with him in the prologue and epilogue as the MightyWhitey who trained him into a Mauy Thai master, but the idea was rejected. Recently seen in the reality tv show ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' and making his return to the big screen in 2010 as the main villain of Robert Rodriguez's ''Film/{{Machete}}''. He also recorded two albums: a debut "Songs from the Crystal Cave" and straight blues "Mojo Priest". He also created and co-wrote many episodes of the TV series ''True Justice'' (starring guess who).
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Despite ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' being successful, Seagal's movies rapidly declined in financial success. He seemed to make a comeback with ''ExitWounds'', but his follow-up ''HalfPastDead'' was a critical and commercial flop and since then most of his films have gone DirectToVideo. He made a proposal to have American releases of Tony Jaa's Thai smash-hit ''OngBak'' re-cut with him in the prologue and epilogue as the MightyWhitey who trained him into a Mauy Thai master, but the idea was rejected. Recently Later he was seen in the reality tv show ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' and making his return to the big screen in 2010 as the main villain of Robert Rodriguez's ''Film/{{Machete}}''. He also recorded two albums: a debut "Songs from the Crystal Cave" and straight blues "Mojo Priest". He also created and co-wrote many episodes of the TV series ''True Justice'' (starring guess who).
1st Mar '13 9:09:53 PM darkrage6
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* ''Maximum Conviction''
1st Mar '13 9:08:45 PM darkrage6
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Despite ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' being successful, Seagal's movies rapidly declined in financial success. Eventually by the late 90's he was relegated to "[[DirectToVideo direct-to-video]]" and remained there for nearly a decade. He made a proposal to have American releases of Tony Jaa's Thai smash-hit ''OngBak'' re-cut with him in the prologue and epilogue as the MightyWhitey who trained him into a Mauy Thai master, but the idea was rejected. Recently seen in the reality tv show ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' and making his return to the big screen in 2010 as the main villain of Robert Rodriguez's ''Film/{{Machete}}''. He also recorded two albums: a debut "Songs from the Crystal Cave" and straight blues "Mojo Priest". He also created and co-wrote many episodes of the TV series ''True Justice'' (starring guess who).
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Despite ''UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'' being successful, Seagal's movies rapidly declined in financial success. Eventually by the late 90's he He seemed to make a comeback with ''ExitWounds'', but his follow-up ''HalfPastDead'' was relegated to "[[DirectToVideo direct-to-video]]" a critical and remained there for nearly a decade.commercial flop and since then most of his films have gone DirectToVideo. He made a proposal to have American releases of Tony Jaa's Thai smash-hit ''OngBak'' re-cut with him in the prologue and epilogue as the MightyWhitey who trained him into a Mauy Thai master, but the idea was rejected. Recently seen in the reality tv show ''Steven Seagal: Lawman'' and making his return to the big screen in 2010 as the main villain of Robert Rodriguez's ''Film/{{Machete}}''. He also recorded two albums: a debut "Songs from the Crystal Cave" and straight blues "Mojo Priest". He also created and co-wrote many episodes of the TV series ''True Justice'' (starring guess who).
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