Norris tops online search in 2012
It’s official: Chuck Norris reaches the number 1 spot in online search against his ‘Expendables 2’ rivals with more than 5 million monthly searches.
Although they are some of the biggest action heroes of a generation; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren are no match for Chuck’s popularity in 2012.
If you’ve heard of ‘Chuck Norris Facts’ then you’ll know that his ‘superhuman abilities’ have a cult following online. Norris is the star of ‘Walker Texas Ranger’, one of the most unrealistic TV series ever made. It also happens to be highly entertaining and quotable, one of the reasons his online fame is so big. Besides his career in TV, some of his classic films in the 80s include : ‘The Delta Force’, ‘Lone Wolf McQuade and ‘Missing in Action’.
Coming in at a distant second, is Arnold Schwarzenegger with 1.83 million monthly searches. After a 9-year hiatus from movies, the action hero is now making his biggest comeback ever in ‘Expendables 2’ this week (although he did a small cameo in the first). Arnie also stars in ‘The Last Stand’, which comes out in January next year.
With all the buzz surrounding the super explosive ‘Expendables 2’ movie, you can see below how Chuck’s popularity compares with his co-stars and other action figures including Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal and Kurt Russell:
Most popular 80s action heroes in 2012
- Chuck Norris : 5,000,000
- Arnold Schwarzenegger : 1,830,000
- Sylvester Stallone : 1,220,000
- Steven Seagal : 1,000,000
- Bruce Willis : 823,000
- Mel Gibson : 673,000
- Jean Claude Van Damme : 550,000
- Kurt Russell : 165,000
- Dolph Lundgren : 165,000