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"ACHUKANORIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!!!!!"Carlos Ray Norris
, better known as Chuck Norris, (born March 10, 1940) is an actor/martial artist, perhaps best known for his series of action films made by Cannon Studios in the 1980s (including The Octagon
, The Delta Force
and Lone Wolf McQuade
), his fight with Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon
, his role as Cordell Walker in the long-running CBS
series Walker, Texas Ranger
and, of course, for his roundhouse kicks
and Badass Beard
Norris currently lives in Grimes County, Texas, about an hour from Greater Houston
. Chuck Norris sightings aren't uncommon and are a bit of a letdown for anyone who honestly expects the legends
to be true. The real Chuck, however, is a pretty cool guy who's very gracious with fans and involved with several philanthropic endeavors, including his own charity Kickstart. He is one of Hollywood's most prominent Republicans (appearing in campaign commercials
for Mike Huckabee), as well as an outspoken conservative Christian, creating his martial art form Chun Kuk Do, around a mixture of Christian
and Martial Arts principles.
He has experienced a recent burst popularity which can be linked to two pop-cultural phenomena: First, after the debut of the Walker, Texas Ranger
lever on Late Night With Conan O'Brien
(which produced a humorous out-of-context clip of the show). Second, after the formulation of the "Chuck Norris Fact Generator
" (a spin-off of a similar generator for Vin Diesel
), a Memetic Mutation
wherein facts were given that depicted Norris as an unstoppable force of badassery
, that quickly gained wide popularity. The concept reached Ascended Meme
status with the aforementioned Mike Huckabee commercial. He also appears in a commercial
for World of Warcraft
as part of a series of celebrity endorsements of the show. To a montage of him delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle
to enemies, a narrator proudly proclaims "there are ten million people in the world of Warcraft, because Chuck Norris allows them to live!"
He is the third westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master, though he is often erroneously credited as the first.
Also, in 1986, he starred As Himself
in a cartoon series titled Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos
in which his name was endlessly repeated in the opening sequence
One of his most recent roles was as Booker, a legendary lone-wolf mercenary in The Expendables 2
, a role that's memorable for not only having him appear alongside other 80's action stars, but for Chuck himself actually cracking a Chuck Norris joke
, officially turning them into an Ascended Meme
claims Norris was the man who taught Bruce Lee
how to kick properly. Considering Norris' background in Tae Kwon Do, a notoriously kick-heavy style, and Lee's early training in boxing and Wing Chun, both heavily punch-based, it's not impossible.
To summarize: Memetic Mutation
aside, Chuck Norris
is in Real Life
a sensitive, polite, humble, soft-spoken and kindhearted Nice Guy
as well as a Badass Grandpa
. The best example of a Mean Character, Nice Actor
Martial Arts actor in western media. The meme is greatly exaggerated, but you can (especially if you're extremely unlucky or idiotic
) see where it came from.
However, despite his memetic popularity, there has been a certain level of Hype Backlash
and Broken Base
, primarily from LGBT and LGBT-supporting individuals, stemming from his numerous rants against LGBT rights, gay boy scouts
, Barack Obama
's presidency, and many other Heteronormative Crusader
that has soiled many's opinion of him. Despite this, however, he's largely still considered a generally friendly man, just one with very conservative ideals that deserve respect, even if you disagree with them.
, you can see fictionalized versions of himself and Abraham Lincoln
rapping against each other.
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