Gladiator named manliest film and Bruce Willis manliest actor

Top mens grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge have held a survey to find the most manliest film and actor of all time. The winner of the manliest film award is the swords and sandals epic Gladiator, which just edged out Die Hard.

The film picked up 20% of the vote to take the title, Die Hard polled 12%, third placed The Godfather has 11% and Commando, in fourth place, had 9%.

The star of the latter however, Bruce Willis, took top spot as the manliest actor, pushing Russell Crowe, the star of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator into second place. Willis, known around the globe as Die Hard’s renegade cop John McClane was the clear winner of the manliest actor title in the eyes of the British public, of which 1845 took part in the survey.

The American actor, who was born in Germany, scored a whopping 28% of the vote, easily beating Crowe into second place, who achieved 16%. In third place was the star of Rocky, Sylvester Stallone, with 13%, Daniel Craig came fourth with 8%, and Jason Statham was fifth on 7%.

The surprising omission from the list was Arnold Schwarzenegger, who joined a whole plethora of actors such as Clint Eastwood, Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damm who polled less that 2%.

Nick Gibbens, spokesperson for The Bluebeards Revenge, said: “Gladiator will go down in history as one of the greatest films ever produced. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards, particularly five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture. It’s certainly a deserving winner of the coveted title ‘world’s manliest move’.

“Bruce Willis is what we like to call a ‘real man’ and is loved around the globe for his ‘manly’ roles in the likes of Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, The Fifth Element, Hostage, 16 Blocks and Armageddon.”

In Gladiator, Crowe plays the great Roman general Maximus, who is betrayed when the Emperor’s ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Forced to enter slavery after narrowly escaping death himself, Maximus is determined to exact revenge by returning as a gladiator.

The film, which featured the late Oliver Reed and Joaquin Phoenix, has been a massive box office success, taking $458m globally (up until February 28, 2012). It cost a reported $103m to produce.

The Bluebeards Revenge, a shaving range that can actually reduce stubble by up to 40% over a 60-day period, surveyed 1,845 people via email in the last two weeks of February 2012.

Survey Results:

Top 15 Manliest Movies

1.) Gladiator (2000) – 350 (20%)

2.) Die Hard 1 (1988) – 220 (12%)

3.) The Godfather (1972) – 195 (11%)

4.) Commando (1985) – 165 (9%)

5.) Fight Club (1999) 123 (7%)

6.) The Terminator (1984) – 116 (6%)

7.) The Expendables (2010) – 110 (6%)

8.) Predator (1987) – 91 (5%)

9.) Braveheart (1995) – 89 (5%)

10.) Goldfinger (1964) – 81 (4%)

11.) Jaws 1 (1975) – 61 (3%)

12.) Wall Street (1987) – 54 (3%)

13.) Conan The Barbarian (1982) – 49 (3%)

14.) Miami Vice (2006) – 44 (2%)

15.) Hard Target (1993) – 33 (2%)

Hard Boiled (1992), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Rocky (1976), The Fast and the Furious (2001) and Under Siege (1992) all polled less than 1%.

Top 10 Manliest Actors

1.) Bruce Willis – 520 (28%)

2.) Russell Crowe – 320 (16%)

3.) Sylvester Stallone – 245 (13%)

4.) Daniel Craig – 145 (8%)

5.) Jason Statham – 123 (7%)

6.) George Clooney – 109 (6%)

7.) Mel Gibson 99 – (5%)

8.) Gerald Butler – 52 (3%)

9.) Sean Connery – 47 (3%)

10.) Harrison Ford – 45 (3%)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Clint Eastwood, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Danny Dyer and Brad Pitt all polled less than 2%.

The Bluebeards Revenge surveyed 1,845 people via email in February 2012.