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Hard Men Quiz

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  1. What was the nickname of unlicensed boxer and actor Lenny McLean?
  2. Which American actor was also the most decorated American combat soldier of World War II?
  3. Who is said to be largely responsible for launching the "kung fu craze" of the 1970s?
  4. Which former rugby union player was known as the Blackpool Tower?
  5. Who played the boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III?

  6. Actor Steven Seagal has dabbled in many martial arts but is known primarily as a specialist and 7th dan black belt in which martial art?
  7. What nickname was footballer Stuart Pearce given for his unforgiving style of play?
  8. Ray Winstone is best known for his "hard man" roles, the first of these was the character Carlin in which 1979 film?
  9. By what name was Shirley Crabtree better known?
  10. Who had the nickname the Brockton Blockbuster?
  11. Who is best known as the former Chief Instructor on the TV series SAS: Who Dares Wins, from 2015 until 2021?
  12. Which British heavyweight boxer, prisoner and notorious hard man wrote the memoir, Sweet Agony?
  13. Who was branded as "the baddest man on the planet"?
  14. Known for his uncompromising style, which footballer did manager Bill Shankly once say: "he wasn't born, he was quarried"?
  15. "Not by strength, by guile" is the motto of which elite unit?
  16. Who presented the Deadliest Men documentary series broadcast on Bravo between 2008 and 2009 which featured some of the most feared men in Britain?
  17. About which online cult hero is it said that people wanted to add his face to Mount Rushmore, but the granite was not tough enough for his beard?


  1. The Guv'nor
  2. Audie Murphy
  3. Bruce Lee
  4. Wade Dooley
  5. Mr. T
  6. Aikido
  7. Psycho
  8. Scum
  9. Big Daddy
  10. Rocky Marciano
  11. Ant Middleton
  12. Paul Sykes
  13. Mike Tyson
  14. Tommy Smith

  15. Special Boat Service, or SBS
  16. Danny Dyer
  17. Chuck Norris

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