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Old 12-29-2010, 01:15 AM
 
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pretty interesting read:

11 Celebrities Who Were Secretly Total Badasses | Cracked.com
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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Interesting! The person I least expected in that list was Audrey Hepburn!
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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I always knew Creed was a total badass
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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Some of that is new to me. I did know some or most of the stuff on Julia Child, Creed Bratton, Harrison Ford. The stuff on Christopher Lee was new to me as was some on Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson. (That Jackson was "badass" I may have known, but not the details)

Some others who I think might be sort-of "surprisingly badass" or impressive in different ways.

Josephine Baker - Helped the French Resistance, acted as something of a spy, and had a pet cheetah.

Steve Buscemi - Former firefighter who went out of retirement, retirement from firefighting, to work on 9-11. (Fairly known, but still a cool story)

Marcel Marceau - Famous mime. Also saved kids from concentration camps, fought for the French Resistance after the liberation of Paris, and was a liaison officer to General Patton. His father also died in a concentration camp. All his war work happened before he was 23. (I don't like mime, so initially had no interest in him, but when I learned of all he did in WWII I was kind of moved by his passing.)

Rod Serling - Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation Medal. Also a boxer. Much of this is in eps of shows he did, but possibly the details aren't that known to average Twilight Zone watchers.

Ed Wood - Marine, allegedly fought in Guadalcanal with his brassiere hidden under his uniform.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Mr. Rogers was a Navy SEAL
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Mr. Rogers was a Navy SEAL
"Hello girls and boys....can you say Boom? Let's play with the big rocket today."

Thanks for posting the link Pippy....I really enjoyed reading it.
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