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Let's talk about great role models in movies. Fathers, mentors, colleagues, rich & famous, down & outers. Who are the "real men" of verité cinema?

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Started by Zenmester. Last reply by Beowulf87 Dec 12, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by Bassaiguy on August 31, 2012 at 8:52pm

This group is S-L-O-W, so let's pick up the pace and talk about a great, disturbing and flawed manly movie, Severed Ways.  Who's seen it and what did you think?

Comment by Beowulf87 on March 8, 2011 at 2:52am
Defiance, anyone?
Comment by Bassaiguy on March 7, 2011 at 8:41pm
Just joined this group - I love movies. Today I saw "The Duellists". A great film, made in 1977, which I hadn't seen for about 20 years. I didn't really appreciate it the first time I saw it, but I'm a fan now. I heartily recommend this study of courage, obsession and honor.
Comment by Scott L Ferrell on June 4, 2010 at 9:49am
I just read that there are going to be alot of celebrations of the book, To Kill A Mockingbird. Great male role model, Atticus and Greg Peck.
Comment by Si Tuckwell on February 14, 2010 at 8:40pm
Clint is a must in any Morione film! (Lee Van Cleef also springs to mind).
Sam Elliott - Road House
De Niro - Pacino : Pretty Obvious Really
Swayze - Road House, Point Break
Gibson - The Patriot
Comment by David on February 14, 2010 at 8:14pm
I agree with the Don Draper recommendation. I would also say Morgan Freeman's character in Seven; he's got that hard-boiled detective going for him in that movie.
Comment by Samuel Wills on February 7, 2010 at 1:33pm
One of my all time favorite men in film is Serpico played Al Pacino. It's based on a real police officer who worked in New York and I think he's integrity personified. Here's the trailer.
Comment by Yankee Cowboy Bob on October 15, 2009 at 9:05pm
As many at AoM know, I am big on the classic Westerns and the lessons found in many of them. Two quick ones come to mind from John Wayne: "The Cowboys", where boys go on a cattle drive and have to grow up quickly. Also, "Rio Bravo", where friends stick together in adversity (bonus: the town drunk gets a chance at self respect).
Comment by Professor on September 8, 2009 at 9:33pm
John Wayne
Lee Marvin
Charles Bronson
Clint Eastwood
Humphrey Bogart
Jimmy Stewart
Robert Shaw

Epitome of cool? Frank, Dino, Sammy -- Ocean's 11.
Comment by Phillip on August 8, 2009 at 6:38pm

From Here To Eternity (1953)
Military drama taking place just weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Montgomery Clift- won't box for the regiment. So he is leaned upon and giving a rough time by his fellow soldiers.

Frank Sinatra - His buddy. Often drinks too much. Gets into some fights with Ernest Borgnine's character (EB still living in his early 90s)

Burt Lancaster -Smart and tough Capt. who has an affair with his CO's wife. Remember that iconic scene on the beach of him and Deborah Kerr making out?
 

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