The Expendables 2 is now in theaters and now is the time to conduct the final phase of our search for the best Expendable. The semifinal produced two clear winners: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who beat Jason Statham 4 votes to 1, and Bruce Willis, who earned a clean sweep. Yes, it is a battle between the Terminator and John McClane. It is going to be a titanic contestant between two of the biggest action stars around. Voting closes on Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. PST. May the best man win.
Final: Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Bruce Willis
Major Movie Series: Terminator, Conan Other Notable Movies:Commando, Predator, Total Recall (1990), True Lies Shameful Movies:Batman and Robin, Junior, Red Sonja, Hercules in New York Methods of Killing: Brute strength, large firearms Other Keys Skills: One-liners, broken English Fun Facts: Former Governor of California, former world champion power-lifter and Mr. Universe
Why Schwarzenegger is the Best Expendable: Somehow unable to give up his spotlight as the world’s biggest action star even after retreating to the confines of the California governor's mansion for two terms, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not an bodybuilder with whom to be trifled (not that many should be). If the crippling and soul-sucking world of politics was unable to fell the Austrian Oak, what chance would a mere mortal have? Unlike a number of those calling themselves “action stars” today, Schwarzenegger has the brawn to go with his efficiency with a firearm (and one of any caliber and size). He’s defeated aliens, robots and baddies from around the globe and even battled Batman for a brief stint in the '90s, I’m told. Nobody has—and perhaps nobody ever will—eclipse the mantle held by Arnie. Frankly, if Schwarzenegger joins The Expendables they should change their name, because with him on their side, they’re anything but.
Major Movie Series: Die Hard Other Notable Movies: The Fifth Element, Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Sin City, RED Shameful Movies: Cop Out, Hudson Hawk, The Jackal Methods of killing: Small firearms, sarcastic remarks Other key skills: Indestructibility Fun facts: Born on a German military base, first person to "act" in a video game (Apocalypse)
Why Willis is the best Expendable: Yes, Bruce Willis did come to fame in the cheesy romantic dramedy series Moonlighting, and yes, he made The Return of Bruno. So the fact that he's still one of the greatest action heroes of all time despite these decidedly un-macho origins speaks volumes to the charisma and testosterone this guy has at his disposal. He's the star of one of the greatest and most enduring action movie franchises of all time, one that forever took the genre out of the hands of muscly goons like Arnie, and gave it over to the average joes. All you'd have to do is shout "Die Hard" over and over again to prove his legendary status…so I will. Die Hard, Die Hard, Yippee-Ki-Yay, Die Hard, merry Christmas Argyle, Die Hard.