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Chuck Norris 80. How a Professional Fighter Became a Hollywood Star
American actor, martial artist and internet star Chuck Norris turned 80 this week. Over the years, he starred in dozens of legendary films, but he was best known for his role as Cordell Walker in the TV series Cool Walker. Thanks to the role of a ranger, the man achieved the status of the most powerful representative of Hollywood. The audience ironically says that when Chuck trains on the machine, the machine gets stronger. And memes with the participation of the actor have become a separate art form on the Web. Here's how Norris came to the cinema and what he's doing now.
How did Chuck Norris become an athlete?
Carlos Ray Norris - Chuck's real name - was born in 1940 in Oklahoma into a poor family ... The army made a great contribution to the formation of him as a person. In the late 1950s, he served in the Air Force in South Korea, where he not only tried on his current pseudonym, but also became seriously interested in martial arts. So much so that he was demobilized with a black belt.
After the army, Norris opened his own school, where he began to teach karate, and a year later - the second. The man also taught celebrities: for example, Elvis Presley's wife Priscilla and actor Steve McQueen. By the way, Chuck became one of the first Americans to receive an eighth degree black belt in taekwondo.
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It was the martial arts school that opened the door to Hollywood for Norris. There he met Bruce Lee and clashed with him on the set of the cult film Return of the Dragon. The fight scene has become a classic in karate films. In an interview, Chuck parodied the dialogue between him and Bruce.
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The beginning of a professional acting career Norris
In the 90s, Chuck literally began a new life on the set of the TV series Cool Walker. The hit spanned eight seasons: from 1993 to 2001, Norris played crime fighter Cordell Walker. In 2020, the cult show will receive a remake, but viewers will see Jared Padalecki, better known as Sam Winchester in the mystical TV series Supernatural, starring in the lead role.
In the early 2000s, Norris starred in many films. Viewers especially remembered him in the films The Bouncer, The President's Man and The President's Man: A Line in the Sand. The actor even played horrorike Abode of the devil. For all roles, the man was in great physical shape and exercised regularly.
In 2012, Chuck appeared in the movie The Expendables 2 for the first time after a six-year hiatus. Sylvester Stallone admitted that it was extremely difficult to invite an actor to the project, because Norris thought about the answer for a long time. He agreed only after he was convinced that he would take part in an adventure film without carnage. The man played Booker, nicknamed the Lone Wolf. This is a reference to his previous role in the action movie Nice Guys Walk in Black, where the hero was named John T. Booker, and the movie Lone Wolf McQuaid.
Norris has also been involved in the production of films and TV series as a writer and producer. For example, he produced Logan's War, and his brother Aaron Norris wrote the script for the film. Chuck is also listed as a writer on Cool Walker.
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Chuck Norris's life after the end of his acting career
Now the acting career has faded into the background for a man. Today he is a member of many religious organizations and foundations and maintains a section on the World Net Daily website, the main theme of which is the promotion of biblical values and Christianity in the United States.
Since 1990, Chuck and his wife have created the Knock Out Drugs Foundation from America. The organization helps children and adolescents get rid of addiction through the introduction of martial arts. More than 80 thousand people have gone through this school.
Besides, Chuck has an active political position. He supports the Republican Party. In a video message to the American people in 2012, the fighter predicted a catastrophe for the United States if President Barack Obama is elected for a second term.
The Hollywood star also tried his hand at literature. He became the creator of the best-selling Black Belt. Patriotism: How to awaken America, in spite of all the troubles and fantastic works The Riders of Justice and the Threat of Justice.
The personal life of Chuck Norris
In his personal life, Chuck seems to be doing well too. In 1997, he met a young actress Gina O'Kelly, who became his second wife a year later. Norris' first marriage to Diana Holechek lasted 30 years.
Now the actor is the father of five children. It is said that twenty years later, Norris found out that he had a sixth childk is an illegitimate son.
Judging From pictures on social media, Chuck has changed little over the years. He continues to frequent the gym and promotes a healthy lifestyle. On his Facebook page, the actor said that he does not intend to grow old.
Memes with Chuck Norris
Internet folklore is very fond of Chuck. In the vastness of the Web, a man has an image of an invincible superman. Memes and jokes about the tenacious Norris still appear on the Internet. We show you some of them.