On my very, very long drive up to Cape Cod over the 4th I had a conversation with my brother about this post. Usually he just asks me how my blog is doing, I say it’s going well, and we leave it at that but when I told him about this upcoming post it spawned quite a conversation. I told Kevin that I had made a list of actors in specific roles that I would want to save me if I was ever hurt, kidnapped, dying, or in general just needed saving. Together we shot down a lot of the people on my original list, no pun intended. They had to be, as my brother said, “a normal dude”. That means no super heroes, no guys with special powers, and no actors with things (weapons, cars, gadgets, ect.) that do not or could not potentially exist.
When I asked my brother who his top three super heroes to come save me would be he said, “Superman – duh, Ironman, and the Green Lantern – unequivocally the most powerful. Kelly, really anyone in Marvel comics. So Kel, that means you can’t have Thor on your list.” You better believe Chris Hemsworth as Thor was in that original post, sign, oh well!
This was honestly such a fun conversation. Once we had a list of nine actors we Googled the top action stars of all time and as I read out the results Kevin’s best reaction was, “Mel Gibson in Braveheart – meh – he saved a country not a person, so no, doesn’t get to be on the list”. And just because I know I am going to get at least one comment, this has nothing to do with guns, it has to deal with actors playing roles in movies that I love. After all that, this is my list of Hollywood actors I would want to save me:
Liam Neeson in Taken
Bruce Willis in the Die Hard Series
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in the A-Team
Daniel Craig in the James Bond Series
Jason Statham in the Transporter Series
Bradley Cooper, my boyfriend, in The A-Team
Sylvester Stalone in Rambo
Matt Damon the Jason Bourne Series
Clint Eastwood in the Man with No Name Series
Denzel Washington in Man on Fire
Vin Diesel in The Fast and Furious Series
If you made a list of men you would want to save you, which Hollywood actors would be on it?
Excellent list! So happy Vin Diesel made it. He is forever one of my favorites. I also agree with Statham, Willis, Eastwood, and Damon. I’d have to add The Rock. He can save me any day.
he needs to be a good dresser, like bond!
Caroline L. says
Brilliant post idea! 🙂 I wouldn’t say no to any of these fellows, but I’d still hope for Iron Man… okay fine, even Robert Downey Jr. without all the superhero garb would be fine!
Sarah C says
haha, I love this post! I would definitely say Jason Statham. Pretty much any more Jason or Liam (yep we’re on a first name basis) are in…I’m up for watching, they’re always entertaining.
Haley Valerie says
This post is so cute and funny!
This post totally cracked me up!
Ash @ The Nashvillian says
DEFINITELY Liam Neeson!
I’m all for Liam or Denzel saving me…they’re two of my favorites!