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Old 02-29-2012, 07:59 PM
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Fictional, phooey. The manliest quote in a movie ever is from real life:

"Let's roll."

Sorry, OP, just had to post that.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:36 PM
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I can't believe nobody's brought up the quote from 300:

"Then we shall fight in the shade."

Stelios, in response to the Persians' threat to blot out the sun with arrows.

What makes it even more manly is that it's an actual quote from a guy named Dienekes who was one of the 300 Spartans at the actual battle of Thermopylae.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:40 PM
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Sam Elliott as Sergeant Major Plumley gets all the good one-liners in We Were Soldiers and a couple of manliest scenes.

SMJ Plumley: You can't take pictures from down there, sonny.
(hands Galloway a rifle)
Galloway: I'm a non-combatant.
SMJ Plumley: There ain't no such thing, today.
Moments later, as the Vietcong charge towards the hospital area --
SMJ Plumley: Gentlemen, prepare to defend yourselves!

Also:
LTC Moore: I wonder what was going through Custer's mind when he realized he'd led his men into a slaughter?
SMJ Plumley: Sir, Custer was a pussy. You ain't.

Not sure if the real life CSM Plumley was that much a hardass, but I think the guy who made all 4 combat jumps in WWII with the 82nd, another jump in Korea, and went on to fight in Vietnam, deserves the good lines.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:51 PM
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Sam Elliot ups the Manliness Quotient of anything he's in by a factor of 2 just for being on screen. By a factor of four if he actually says anything.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:53 PM
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yeah but if you remove his beard he'll look like Ross.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:12 PM
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:03 PM
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So "manly" equates across the board with fighting?
Okay, The Right Stuff: John Glenn's wife stutters and is uncomfortable speaking with VP Johnson on camera because of it. Glenn supports her in her decision, locking the freaking Vice President out of his house.

Manly, or did his wife take the stand and he just supported her? Women don't normally understand our fights, so we default to it.

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:25 AM
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The Big Country, with Gregory Peck and Charleton Heston dukin' it out mano-a-mano
Not Chuck Connors trying to hide after missing his shot in the duel?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:29 AM
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And something just made me think of Steve McQueen in "Nevada Smith," deliberately getting thrown into a hellhole of a prison in the deep South, so he can kill one of the guys who killed his parents.

And Tom Selleck in "Quigley Down Under," after being beaten to a pulp by a gang of guys and then dragged about ten miles over rough country by a galloping horse, brushing himself off and killing three guys in half a second in a shootout.

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Old 03-01-2012, 03:58 AM
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So "manly" equates across the board with fighting?
No, it's about maintaining poise in the face of adversary. In movies, that often takes the form of fighting; but it also applies to acting calm and doing the right thing during a state of emotional turmoil, as in Ranchoth's example.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:59 AM
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I think this is a manly exit - have a drink with your best friend & write to your girlfriends.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=deV68rbsNyQ
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:35 PM
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Band of Brothers. Major Winters is accepting the surrender of a German colonel after the majority of the Germans have already surrendered in Talem.

German Colonel: :ulls out his pistol and hands it to Winters butt-first:: "Please accept this as my personal surrender, Major. It is better than to lay it on the desk of a clerk."
Major Winters: ::stands up:: "You may keep your sidearm, Colonel."

The colonel then snaps to attention and they salute each other.

See? No fighting.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:45 PM
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This isn't worth it's own thread, but my nomination for most-manly-moment fail is the two men naked wrestling in Women in Love.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:06 PM
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Another from Band of Brothers, Carwood Lipton (Donny Wahlberg) narrating the scene of CPT Speirs taking over the company.

"At first the Germans didn't shoot at him. I think they couldn't quite believe what they were seeing. But that wasn't the really astounding thing. The astounding thing was that, after he hooked up with I Company, he came back."


http://youtube.com/watch?v=HS1qfIsINh8

Bonus points for it portraying a real event.
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The African Queen. Charlie Alnott has a terrific phobia of leeches, and gets a few of them on him while towing the boat through the swamp. He almost loses it.

But the boat must be towed, otherwise he and Rosie will die marooned in the swamp. So he takes a deep breath, and lowers himself back down into the filthy, leech-infested water.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:49 PM
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Cool Hand Luke. All of it, although the defining moment has to be the boxing match.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:11 PM
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I don't know if this counts as manly in this thread, because the only person he saves is himself, but David Bowman in 2001 had to summon up every ounce of ballness. Millions of miles from home and all alone after his crewmates have been murdered, his only option is to expose his helmetless head to the vaccuum of space to get back in through the emergency airlock. And after succeeding, he surrenders himself to unknown aliens to lose his corporeal self and be reborn as pure energy. Beat that, John Wayne/Bruce Willis/et al.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:14 PM
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Unforgiven:

The Schofield Kid: [after killing a man for the first time] It don't seem real... how he ain't gonna never breathe again, ever... how he's dead. And the other one too. All on account of pulling a trigger.

Will Munny: It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.

The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.

Will Munny: We all got it coming, kid.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:09 PM
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Excuse me while I wipe away this tear.

That is, indeed, a very manly moment. I'm a teacher and I am definitely finding a way to use that clip in class in the future. Thank you for that.

This thread is proving to be pretty in depth at this point. Color me impressed.
Thanks. Mahaloth. It is one of my favourite films and I really like Jack Hawkins' performance as Capt Ericson - he was a most underestimated actor.

The book is even better, btw. The author, Commander Nicholas Monsarrat RNVR, fought in the Battle of the Atlantic on a small corvette much like HMS Compass Rose and most of the incidents depicted actually happened to him or his shipmates.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:23 PM
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The Man who shot Liberty Valance

Jimmy Stewart walks out to confront Lee Marvin knowing he's outclassed in pretty much everyway.

Aliens Hudson goes out fighting.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:51 PM
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Couldn't find a video clip, but...from John Wayne's El Dorado,

SPOILER:
...when Cole (Wayne) returns MacDonald's son's body to his father.

"I'll tell you what happened. You left a boy out there to do a man's job."
"He went to sleep. When I came by, he woke up, jumped up and started firing his gun..all I saw was somebody shooting at me from the rocks."
"How do you know he was asleep?"
"He told me that. He told me his name. That's how I knew where to bring him. He said you told him what happens to a man that's gut shot. How he hasn't got much of a chance. Did you tell him that?"
"I told him that."
"Then you're partly to blame. You'll find two bullets in him. One of them's mine. He was...hurtin' worse than he could stand. 'Had a handgun that I didn't see. Any more questions you want to ask?"
"No. I guess you're telling the truth. If you weren't you'd never have brought him here. I thank you for that."


"...it don't help much."

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:45 PM
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No, it's about maintaining poise in the face of adversary. In movies, that often takes the form of fighting; but it also applies to acting calm and doing the right thing during a state of emotional turmoil, as in Ranchoth's example.
Why are you explaining what 'manly' means to a broad???
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The first one that I thought of was Jimmy Cagney in 13 Rue Madelaine. He's being tortured by the Nazis for information. The Allies are bombing the building so that he'll be killed and can't give the info out. When the bombs start falling, Cagney just starts laughing like it's a great joke on the guys torturing, and he knows he beat them.
When somebody upthread mentioned going singing into certain death, it reminded me of Sean Connery in The Man Who Would be King, when he goes to it.

Also, the St Crispins Day speech, in Henry V. Particularly Brannagh's version, because Laurence Olivier sounds like such a tool in his version.

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:43 AM
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Mel Gibson made a movie called "Payback" wherein he was the baddest of badasses all the way through, but he was also a pathological criminal, so it lacked the nobility of the other examples.

And yet, a few people have mentioned Eastwood's "Unforgiven" character, who is still a hired killer even after his late wife's civilizing influence, and I don't disagree with them, so I guess it comes down to how sympathetically the character is portrayed, no matter what a bastard he is.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:11 AM
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Mine was a Casablanca quote. I think you misunderstood the end of Maltese Falcon. Spade hated Briget O'Shaunessy and was lying to her. He didn't like his partner Miles Archer, but when someone kills a man's partner he's supposed to do something about it. He is being cruel to Briget and dumping her.
Now, I haven't read the story, so I'm going on the movie-- I'm willing to listen to insights from the story but of course the movie could be trying to make a different point.

Anyway, I agree that Spade maybe didn't care so much for Miles (and was sleeping with his wife), and was going after Miles' killer more out of duty than personal feelings (which in itself is Doing the Right Thing). But I'm not so convinced that there's only hate/disdain for Briget. If she's nothing to him, why does he make such a (tortured) speech to her, trying to get her to understand why he's turning her in? Why does he say something about being there when she gets out?

I thought the whole point was that Spade was in fact very attracted to her, and he was working as hard as he could to fight that attraction-- because he owed his partner (and also because Spade knows he can't really trust her, of course, and refuses to play the chump for her). IMO, the biggest failing of the movie is that it doesn't really show that attraction very well, so the depth of Spade's sacrifice, and the reason for his impassioned speech, isn't very clear. But that's just me, maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:15 AM
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Why are you explaining what 'manly' means to a broad???
Example of unmanly behavior.



The fabulous submarine movie The Enemy Below has some manly moments. When the American sub picks up the Germans singing over sonar. When Robert Mitchum and Curt Jergens, the two sub commanders, become aware of each other during the cat-and-mouse maneuvers. And especially at the end when they both save Jergens' friend. Both guys are exceedingly manly. Similar scene at the end of The Hunt for Red October. (I do love me those submarine films....)
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:33 AM
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Pretty much every minute of James Garner in Murphy's Romance. When he takes Sally Field's ex-husband outside to let him know he saw him cheating at cards and he won't stand for it; when he won't lend Sally money, but then he buys a horse and pays her to board and train it.
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Example of unmanly behavior.



The fabulous submarine movie The Enemy Below has some manly moments. When the American sub picks up the Germans singing over sonar. When Robert Mitchum and Curt Jergens, the two sub commanders, become aware of each other during the cat-and-mouse maneuvers. And especially at the end when they both save Jergens' friend. Both guys are exceedingly manly. Similar scene at the end of The Hunt for Red October. (I do love me those submarine films....)
It's the riding around in giant, powerful phallic symbols that makes them extra-manly, right?
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:12 AM
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It's the riding around in giant, powerful phallic symbols that makes them extra-manly, right?
Giant, powerful phallic symbols full of seamen.
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Giant, powerful phallic symbols full of seamen.
Damn, I missed that. Good catch.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:34 AM
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Damn, I missed that. Good catch.
Or pitch.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:44 AM
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When somebody upthread mentioned going singing into certain death, it reminded me of Sean Connery in The Man Who Would be King, when he goes to it.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=apfaD...eature=related

DRAVOT:Peachy, I’m heartily ashamed for gettin’ you killed instead of goin’ home rich like you deserved to — on account of me bein’ so bleedin’ high and bloody mighty. Do you forgive me?

CARNEHAN:That I do, Danny, free and full and without let or hindrance.
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Also, the St Crispins Day speech, in Henry V. Particularly Brannagh's version, because Laurence Olivier sounds like such a tool in his version.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=A-yZNMWFqvM
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It's the riding around in giant, powerful phallic symbols that makes them extra-manly, right?
OOOooo... never thought of it that way... Could be right.


Keneth Branagh's St. Crispin's Day speech- definitely.

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=apfaD...eature=related

DRAVOT:Peachy, I’m heartily ashamed for gettin’ you killed instead of goin’ home rich like you deserved to — on account of me bein’ so bleedin’ high and bloody mighty. Do you forgive me?

CARNEHAN:That I do, Danny, free and full and without let or hindrance.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=A-yZNMWFqvM
So, dropzone...where's my Cagney?????????



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So, dropzone...where's my Cagney?????????
It breaks my heart that I can't make the reference, unless you mean http://youtube.com/watch?v=k4R5wZs8cxI, which isn't remotely manly.
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The Big Country, with Gregory Peck and Charleton Heston dukin' it out mano-a-mano, without an audience, just to prove to themselves that they are manly men. (Peck's character refuses to be goaded into a fight by Heston's character earlier in the movie.)

Edit: There's a lot of scenes in this film where "a look" by one actor or another seems to be full of unspoken communications.
I'm reminded of Jon Stewart's hosting of the Oscars and they did the gay western before Brokeback skit. I had never seen Big Country, but my coworker is a big classic film fan and she recognized the scene, but never in that context with Jon's skit!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9TVjE72wJeQ
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Geez, everything reminds me of something else. Can it be that nobody has mentioned "Lonesome Dove," with Gus McRae (Robert Duvall) finding out his favorite whore has been kidnapped by a murderous renegade, and simply jumping on his horse and riding off after them on a journey he knew might take several days, with his only preparation for the trip being to grab an extra box of ammo?

And when he finally catches up with her, she has been sold to a larger band of renegades, and he calmly kills them all in about ten seconds, and saves her?

And then, maybe manliest of all, he is incredibly gentle and patient with her after her ordeal has left her almost catatonic?

I still think Duvall turned in the greatest performance in history in that show.
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Bond licking the blood off Vesper in Casino Royale.

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Rocky dragging himself up off the canvas and silently motioning Appolo Creed to come and fight him near the end of the first Rocky movie.
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...Can it be that nobody has mentioned "Lonesome Dove," with Gus McRae (Robert Duvall)...I still think Duvall turned in the greatest performance in history in that show.
I think you may be right. I can't think of a better performance.
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Geez, everything reminds me of something else. Can it be that nobody has mentioned "Lonesome Dove,"....

Well, I did tip my hat to Gus in #111.
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Manliness as beyond you and yours, beyond right and wrong...there is only The Job.

Lee Tracy in The Best Man (1964), as an ex-president telling Henry Fonda how to become the next president:
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Power is not a toy we give to good children. It is a weapon. And the strong man takes it and uses it. If you don't go down there and beat Joe Cantwell to the floor with this very dirty stick, then you've got no business in the big league. Because if you don't fight, the job is not for you. And it never will be.

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Example of unmanly behavior.
Example of broad getting whooshed.
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Atticus Finch.
"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
My hero. Manly. Any day I feel I can stand in the company of Atticus Finch is a good day.

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Sam Elliott as Sergeant Major Plumley gets all the good one-liners in We Were Soldiers and a couple of manliest scenes.

SMJ Plumley: You can't take pictures from down there, sonny.
(hands Galloway a rifle)
Galloway: I'm a non-combatant.
SMJ Plumley: There ain't no such thing, today.
Moments later, as the Vietcong charge towards the hospital area --
SMJ Plumley: Gentlemen, prepare to defend yourselves!

Also:
LTC Moore: I wonder what was going through Custer's mind when he realized he'd led his men into a slaughter?
SMJ Plumley: Sir, Custer was a pussy. You ain't.

Not sure if the real life CSM Plumley was that much a hardass, but I think the guy who made all 4 combat jumps in WWII with the 82nd, another jump in Korea, and went on to fight in Vietnam, deserves the good lines.
In my opinion the manliest movie ever
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Bat 21 watching as the pilot sent to rescue him walks into a minefield rather than give him up.
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I'd like to be half as macho as Sean Connery in "The Hill."
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