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You walk away, something behind you explodes, you don't flinch. Who does it best?

Watched Mark Wahlberg do a good job of it last night at the end of The Shooter and he has some potential. But Bruce Willis can walk away, have something explode behind him, never flinch, and still have a look on his face that makes you really feel for him.

Obviously Arnold is a contender. He can be so cool that after it explodes and he never flinches, he can come up with a good quip about it. That takes nerves. He has even been known to light up when something explodes, and never flinch. His smoking enjoyment is that important.

I have smelled what The Rock is cooking, and it is nerves. He can walk away from an explosiong without flinching with the best of them.

And Will Smith? Doesn't matter what might be exploding behind him, he would never notice. He has some serious steel. Stallone and Kurt Russell are both quite capable of never noticing an exploding behind them. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as well.

Who do you think does it best?

Not me. You could put a firecracker behind me and I would flinch.
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The best is, of course, Duvall in Apocalypse Now. Just as casual as can be as the shells go off.
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I haven't seen the movie yet, but in the trailer for Syriana, I thought George Clooney did a good job. He knew it was coming.
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Clive Owen in Children of Men.
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I hate hate hate hate this cliché.

Even when it's done tongue-in-cheek, it's still so very tired.

But that's a good call with Duvall in Apocalypse Now, kind of a precursor of sorts.
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The Good the Bad and the Ugly did it well. Tuco's run and cover made Blondie look badass.
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I also want to add the Crow, but I think since he knew he could not be harmed, it takes away from the effect of blowing up the pawn shop.
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Lando Calrissian not only didn't flinch when the 2nd Death Star blowed up, he was actually emerging from the explosion itself. He wins.
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Originally Posted by sundog
I hate hate hate hate this cliché.

Even when it's done tongue-in-cheek, it's still so very tired.

But that's a good call with Duvall in Apocalypse Now, kind of a precursor of sorts.

I hate it as well. But apparently real men don't flinch even if a nuclear bomb goes off behind them.
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Sphinx in Gone in Sixty Seconds when he blows up the car is pretty good. There is also Tom Sizemore when he is loading up the convoy for extraction in Black Hawk Down and everyone else is running and he doesn't blink.

I think you have it with Robert Duval though...
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Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson
I haven't seen the movie yet, but in the trailer for Syriana, I thought George Clooney did a good job. He knew it was coming.
Damn Strait!
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I have to also go with Duvall in Apocalypse Now.

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My favorite is actually the exact opposite of everything the OP mentioned: Rusty walks towards his car, it explodes, he flinches... His facial expression is priceless.



Sorry the GIF is so choppy, I had to manually capture frames.
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Amitabh Bachchan was good at that sort of thing too.
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I gotta vote for Clooney in Syriana as well. That was the first thing that came to mind.
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Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element. He just stood there as the mongoloids blew themselves up.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
I gotta vote for Clooney in Syriana as well. That was the first thing that came to mind.
I like this one too, and it's one of the few that actually is believable and makes some sense.
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Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element. He just stood there as the mongoloids blew themselves up.

I was gonna post that scene. Cool, funny, and badass all the same time.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
I gotta vote for Clooney in Syriana as well. That was the first thing that came to mind.
same here. first thing that i thought of.
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Anoter vote for Denzel in Man on Fire.
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George Clooney in From Dusk Til Dawn.

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