Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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List Criteria: Only movie characters that can fight tough without any special help.

In the age of the superhero movies, it's easy to forget sometimes that there are tough guys who don't need to hide behind superpowers or a super suit. For every superhero Superman, Batman or even Robocop, we have a James Bond, Han Solo, Jason Bourne and John McClane willing to chase bad guys. These tough guys need to rely only their brains, brawn and the occasional weapon or two to foil the plots of bad guys. Some of the most legendary action heroes are just regular guys, military personnel or cops that get caught up in a tough situation and fight their way out of it.

Sometimes that can mean rescuing a group of hostages or even family members or femme fatale. Other times that could be defending someone's honor or even protecting his country from the threat of total annihilation. While having a super powers or super suit would make things infinitely easier for these tough dudes, what makes them so endearing to audiences is that some of the men on this list could be any of us, depending on how we react in a particular situation.

Vote for your favorite movie tough guy on this Ultimate List. These are some of the biggest, baddest guys in the history of tough guy films and are played by some of the most prominent action stars. So pick who you think toughest of these movie tough guys. Famous tough guys with touch names for guys! They're all listed here!
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    John McClane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    John McClane Die Hard franchise

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    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the ...

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    James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    James Bond James Bond franchise

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    Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Man with No Name The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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    Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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    Rambo franchise

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    Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Han Solo Star Wars franchise

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    Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Jason Bourne Jason Bourne franchise

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    Martin Riggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Martin Riggs Lethal Weapon franchise

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    Braveheart

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    Mad Max franchise

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    Léon: The Professional

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    Taken franchise

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    Rooster Cogburn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Rooster Cogburn True Grit

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    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A.

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    Fight Club

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    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Tony Montana Scarface

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    Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    James T. Kirk Star Trek franchise

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    Philip Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Philip Marlowe The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye

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    Evil Dead franchise

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    Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Conan the Barbarian Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian

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    Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Captain Jack Sparrow Deepak Pirates of the Caribbean film series

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    The Maltese Falcon

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    Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Atticus Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

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    The Transporter, Transporter 2, Transporter 3 The Transporter franchise

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    The Patriot

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    Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Michael Corleone The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III

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    Marv is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Marv Sin City

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    Big Trouble in Little China

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    Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Jack Ryan The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger

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    Dutch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    John Shaft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    John Shaft Shaft

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    Casey Ryback is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Col. Douglas Mortimer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Col. Douglas Mortimer For a Few Dollars More

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    xXx, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage xXx

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    Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Vito Corleone The Godfather Saga, The Godfather, The Godfather Saga

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    Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

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    Aragorn

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    Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit


    Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

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    Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, El Mariachi Desperado, Once Upon A Time In Mexico

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