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Sheslinger
January 7, 2003, 10:44 PM
Ok, who are the coolest looking actor and actress with a gun? One vote for each. Never mind the proper gun handling, just rating the "cool" factor.

I would have to say Angelina Jolie and Bruce Willis (ok, so maybe it's Michael Gross).

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cslinger
January 7, 2003, 10:47 PM
Bruce Campbell ("Good...bad...I'm the one with the gun!", "This is my boomstick!")

Geena Davis (The Long Kiss Goodnight)

10-Ring
January 7, 2003, 11:02 PM
Angelina Jolie for sure :D and Sean Connery's 007:cool:

David Scott
January 7, 2003, 11:34 PM
Actor: John Wayne in the final scene of True Grit. "Fill your hand!" Winchester & Colt SAA

Actress: Kathleen Turner in the "sugar mill" scene in Undercover Blues. BAM! BAM! (two bad guys wielding flame throwers bite the dust). Cop: "Jeez! Where are you FROM?!?!?" Turner: "North Adams, Massachusetts. Why?" Ruger P90.

Honorable Mention: Jamie Lee Curtis with an Uzi in True Lies. Yeah, she dropped the weapon down the stairs, but she looked good doing it. :)

Neal Bloom
January 7, 2003, 11:42 PM
Val Kilmer in Tombstone. Tough choice for me when it comes to the ladies. Mina Sorvino or Lucy Liu.

cratz2
January 7, 2003, 11:56 PM
Well, Clint Eastwood seems to tote them around rather naturally. Not sure if he would win the 'coolest' award. For the sheer cool factor, and I'm no fan of his acting (dis)abilities, might go to Keneau Reeves in The Matrix.

For the women, Angelina comes to mind as does Famke Janssen in Golden Eye.

DeadCalm
January 8, 2003, 12:23 AM
Several of the above are right up there for me too. I'd elabrate on Dirty Harry--the "do ya feel lucky, punk. Well do ya?" was pretty cool, including the footage right before where he's choking down his sandwich/hot dog, firing into the perp's windshield. The later long shot across the football field was iffy but cool. (But that .458 Win. rifle choice was from another planet.) Although I tend to favor autos in real life revolvers can be much more tactile and interesting in films. Well, what can you do with a Glock on screen that lends itself to visual or auditory interest? Guess that's why autos have to go clickety-click and have their slides racked all the time. They look cool--arguably--but are uncinematic. There seem to be more revolvers coming back to movies, especially those big-bore short barreled models from S&W. Very nasty looking and camera-friendly. One new nomination here: Taxi Driver. Powerful and not gun-stupid.
Ross

RikWriter
January 8, 2003, 12:31 AM
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer.

UnknownSailor
January 8, 2003, 12:38 AM
Jesse "The Body" Ventura

Predator

GE Minigun

"Payback time!"

Honorable mention:

Sigourney Weaver and Michael Bein

Aliens

M40A1 pulse Rifle

"Feel the weight."

BamBam
January 8, 2003, 12:43 AM
Male: Arnold!
Best was at the beginning of Terminator II when he took the bartender's shotgun and sunglasses and hopped on the Fat Boy.

Female: Linda Hamilton
Same movie

Justin
January 8, 2003, 01:06 AM
Keanu Reeves in 'The Matrix'

For best woman with a gun, it's a tie between Belinda McClory (Switch) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) both in 'The Matrix'

twoblink
January 8, 2003, 01:08 AM
Geena Davis, Milla Jovovich are both up there..

Men? Chow Young Fat, of course!!

priv8ter
January 8, 2003, 01:12 AM
I am going to have second the nomination for Bruce Cambell. 'Buy Smart! Buy S-mart!'

There is no funk I can be in that Army of Darkness won't bring me out of.

Women? I'm not sure about cool, but Mira Sorvino, circa Replacement Killers.

Honorable mention goes to Chow Yun-Fat in Replacement Killers. forget tactical reloads, he just draws another gun!

Mike Irwin
January 8, 2003, 01:12 AM
Mike Meyers in Goldmember... :neener:

hansolo
January 8, 2003, 01:15 AM
Coolest Gun-Toting:

Actor} Tie - Samuel L. Jackson: "Pulp Fiction" & "Shaft"
Clint Eastwood: any of his films in which he carries

Actress - Sondra Locke: "Sudden Impact"

sm
January 8, 2003, 02:35 AM
Male: Clint Eastwood , (Outlaw Josey Wales)

Female: Most any in Bond flicks

Sactown
January 8, 2003, 03:12 AM
gotta go with Bruce Campbell because "...it's got a hair trigger."

Female actress? The actress who played Vasquez from Aliens. Get Some.

Deadhand
January 8, 2003, 03:26 AM
Bruce Willis in "Last Man Standing" .45 heaven!

A second vote for Famke Jannsen- OMG! She's wild!

4570Rick
January 8, 2003, 03:37 AM
Burt Lancaster in "Valdez is Coming" :D

Raquel Welch in "100 Rifles" :cool:

Am I that old or have you guys just not seen that many movies?:neener:

sm
January 8, 2003, 03:43 AM
Your not that old, I'd forgotten about those two--yeah I forgot about Raquel Welch.
I don't know all the new players, forgot names of some of the movies--Feel Better?

Azrael256
January 8, 2003, 05:57 AM
If you thought The Replacement Killers was cool, go check out some of Chow Yun Fat's Chinese-language films. There's a scene in Hard Boiled where he slides down a rope with a MP5 in one hand and mows down half the bad guys before he hits the ground. He then proceeds to lay some serious smack-down with a rather large revolver (can't recall model/caliber). Good stuff there.

As for the ladies... I vote Famke Janssen as well.

Calamity Jane
January 8, 2003, 08:12 AM
Male: Clint Eastwood. Pretty much anything he's in, but I'm especially partial to The Outlaw Josey Wales. :cool:

Female: Sigourney Weaver rocked in Aliens: "Get away from her, you (word that rhymes with 'itch'!)" She's an anti in real life, though - bleh. :banghead:

2dogs
January 8, 2003, 08:17 AM
Honorable Mention:

Harrison Ford in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when he shoots the sword wielding guy.:neener:

Oleg Volk
January 8, 2003, 08:40 AM
"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" -- This is my Bren Gun! (have to watch it to appreciate it)

modifiedbrowning
January 8, 2003, 08:46 AM
Male: Bruce Campbell "First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow.":D

Female:Linda Hamilton T2

Kahr carrier
January 8, 2003, 09:01 AM
Robert Deniro -HEATand Taxi Driver, Linda Hamilton-T2:evil:

H&K Fan
January 10, 2003, 03:57 AM
I would have to go with Clint Eastwood's character in either "Unforgiven" or "Pale Rider". The aforementioned Racquel Welch movie for the distaff gun toter vote.

bronco61
January 10, 2003, 02:48 PM
Clint Eastwood all the way

Angelina Jolie - Even though she's a fruit cake, the image of her as Laura Croft makes me want to do naughty things.

Dean Speir
January 10, 2003, 03:07 PM
Patricia Arquette in True Romance and (tie) James Cann in Thief and Robert DeNiro in Heat, Taxi Driver or Ronin, with the aforecited Geena Davis a close female second.

Dave R
January 10, 2003, 03:20 PM
Two words.

John Wayne.

Yes, all these other actors are great, but the Duke made firearms handling natural. Mainstream.

Even in hoplophobic **********, the statue of John Wayne in the Orange County airport has a Peacemaker on his hip. Even they couldn't portray him without a firearm.

He was cool with a firearm before before fancy firearms handling was cool.

spacemanspiff
January 10, 2003, 03:25 PM
i cant believe no ones said benicio del toro, way of the gun.

for the ladies i'd have to say nicole kidman, in 'the others' when she loads up the double barreled. she holds it all wrong, but still....

edit... or what about dana scully in the x-files when they went into that virtual reality combat and she strapped on the 'light' guns and gear. something about redheads makes me all giddy. :D

another cool scene would be in 'natural born killers' when Mallory (juliet lewis) has the reporter put his hand up and she blows a hole through it. the directors cut of that scene is even more enjoyable.:evil:

Average Guy
January 10, 2003, 03:26 PM
Steven Seagal in Above the Law (shootout at the meat packinghouse)

Michelle Yeoh in Project S (Supercop 2)

cratz2
January 10, 2003, 03:36 PM
Best was at the beginning of Terminator II when he took the bartender's shotgun and sunglasses and hopped on the Fat Boy.

And don't forget the made-for-TII Colt Combat Elite 1911A1. ;)

ceestand
January 10, 2003, 04:34 PM
I would have to say Chow Yun Fat for the male.

Female? Probably Rachel Weisz in Enemy at the Gates.

Unless we could pick animated characters. That's a whole other game...

priv8ter
January 10, 2003, 04:47 PM
Well ceestand, since you opened the door...

If you want to include animated charecters, than I am changing my female vote to Rally Vincent, from Gunsmith Cats.

ceestand
January 10, 2003, 04:53 PM
My sentiments exactly priv8ter.

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