It’s time for Kurt Russell to officially be recognized as one of (movie) history’s all-time most awesome bad-asses. It goes like this, 1. Clint Eastwood 2. John Wayne 3. Bruce Lee 4. Chuck Norris 5. Kurt Russell. I don’t think that Kurt Russell thinks that there’s a problem he can’t talk or punch his way out of. And I agree with him.
Forget about Snake Plissken (Escape From NY), Jack Burton (Big Trouble in Little China) and MacReady (The Thing, one of the most underrated movies of all time in it’s own right), look no further then Dean Proffitt for definitive proof of his awesomeness. He not only makes the movie “Overboard” watchable, but it’s downright entertaining. He’s the most awesome bad father ever.
Dean Proffitt is a handyman jack of all trades type raising 4 boys on his own and does a damn well good job of it too, if I do say so myself. Sure, his sons might openly read pornography right in front of him and one of them talks almost exclusively in a Pee-Wee Herman voice (awesome and awesome) but he still makes sure they get on the bus every morning with something for lunch, even if it’s Oreos.
He also geniusly tricks some stuck up rich bitch who stiffed him out of $600 into cleaning up his shitty house and taking care of his lunatic kids while he goes out bowling and getting wrecked on Miller High Lifes (The Champagne of Beer, also awesome). And if all that wasn’t enough to convince you, he also has the most awesome get rich quick idea ever: open a mini golf course. And it works! He actually dupes a buncha’ Asians into investing in it by getting them drunk, being awesome and showing them some shitty drawings that Goldie Hawn made. As I type this I’m watching “Soldier”, and he’s so bad-ass in it that he actually has his name tattooed on his face. I’m sorry but you have to admit thats fucking cool.
Seriously though, if you’e still not on board by now here are some irrefutable facts: Tango sucked, Cash was awesome, his “I’m real” was the best line in “Vanilla Sky” and when you think of Wyatt Earp you picture him, not Kevin Costner. So here’s to you Kurt Russell, may you finally get the recognition you deserve and go down in the books as one of the most awesome bad-asses in the history of modern cinema!