What is with the gaping lack of real men leading in action movies/TV? Seems like all we get today is a bunch of girlie-boy gay underwear models. Here is the latest travesty: The Lone Ranger Arghh!!! The real Lone Ranger was a hero that even the coolest tough guy ever - The Fonz - looked up to! This is disgusting.
But it just seems like this is the norm today. You can’t have a TV show about Superman; it has to be about Superboy. About the only exception that comes to mind is Viggo Mortensen of LOTR. (well, there’s Vin Diesel of XXX, but he doesn’t count because he’s not playing the good guy.)
There aiming at teens of course. But why do think that kids want their heroes to be kids. I sure as hell wouldn’t have when I was a kid.
If there are other exceptions, please enlighten me.
Would a young Harrison Ford, Charlton Heston, or John Wayne have any chance of leading roles in Hollywood today?