Carl Weathers is the kind of guy that might’ve knocked your lights out when he was younger but is now almost like the cool older grandpa you’d want in your family or at least as one of your most dear friends. In the yelling department he had this loud, bass tone that could definitely carry whether it was coming in a short burst or a long, loud roar that was meant to be heard far and wide. Back in the day he was one of the best action stars that had ever been seen. He threw hands with the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and then eventually came down to earth to play opposite of guys like Adam Sandler, so yeah, he’s done a few things.
His voice though, that’s the voice of not just A man, but THE man.
5. Rocky III
First he can’t stand Rocky, then he gets beaten by him, and now he wants to train him. The problem is that Apollo is a top tier athlete and Rocky is a guy that’s been hand-fed his opponents for so long he forgot what it was like to fight someone that could really throw hands at Apollo’s level. That alone is enough to make a person frustrated, but Rocky’s inability to take anything seriously only makes it worse.
4. Action Jackson
You can argue whether this was a good movie or not but it was one that helped Weathers continue a career that was kind of on hiatus for a while since he’d struck gold with a few roles and then kind of simmered down after a while. Still, it’s one movie of his that people tend to remember with some fondness and so it was an obvious pick for this list.
3. Happy Gilmore
Poor Chubbs. First he loses his hand to the gator and then he loses his life, indirectly of course. He was one of the more fun parts of Happy Gilmore aside the way that Sandler really destroyed the game of golf. Come on, a few of us had to have been cheering for him to take this sport and do some temporary damage to it, you can admit it. Chubbs was there to keep it classy.
2. Rocky II
For some guys winning isn’t enough. They need to know that they beat their opponent so badly that there was no doubt of their superiority. And Rocky just kept coming, and coming, and coming. You could argue that Rocky didn’t have the brains to stop, or had too much heart, but the truth was that Apollo made a critical mistake in thinking that he could just look past an underdog with nothing to lose.
Some folks would figure that Dillon had this coming since he was the crooked individual that had Dutch’s team assigned to what ended up being a suicide run. But at the very least you should be able to give him props for trying to go out like a warrior since he’s doing his best to give as good as he’s getting. It’s just too bad he’s not a match for his enemy.
See what I said about bass?
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