Happy 80th Birthday, Chuck Norris!

Chuck Norris doesn’t wear a watch.  He decides what time it is.

Whether it’s Father Time’s decision or not, March 10 is Chuck Norris’ birthday!  Believe it or not, this U.S. Air Force Air Policeman, martial artist and television/movie star is 80 years old.  Happy Birthday, Mr. Norris!

Now, Chuck burst onto the scene in director/writer/star Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong production “The Way of the Dragon” (1972), as he took on the aforementioned legend in a memorable 6-minute fight to the death.

Soon after, Hollywood came calling and placed Norris in a ton of action movies, including “The Force of One” (1979), “The Octagon” (1980), “Lone Wolf McQuade” (1983), and the “Missing in Action” trilogy.  (Note: the second film “Missing in Action 2: The Beginning” (1985) is the best of the series.)

Although born in Oklahoma, Chuck gained mainstream fame as a Texas Ranger in the CBS series “Walker, Texas Ranger” throughout the 90s, but we won’t ask him who he roots for in the annual Red River Showdown.

Yes, Chuck Norris has tangled in hundreds and hundreds of on-screen showdowns throughout his career.  Here’s his dual with David Carradine in “Lone Wolf McQuade” (1983), and remember, Chuck Norris doesn’t cheat death.  He wins fair and square.

Image credits: 20th Century Fox; Trailer credits: Movieclips


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