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Russell Crowe-led swords-and-sandals epic edges out Die Hard, while Bruce Willis named world’s manliest actor in new survey

Ridley Scott’s epic 2000 blockbuster Gladiator has been crowned the manliest movie of all time.

The film, starring Russell Crowe, picked up 20% of the public vote in a survey organised by luxury grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge .

Die Hard 1 took second place on 12%, with The Godfather third on 11% and Commando a close fourth on 9%.

Bruce Willis, famous for playing New York cop John McClane in the legendary Die Hard series, was named the world’s manliest actor in the British survey of 1,845 people.

The German-born American actor secured a whopping 28% of the public vote, easily defeating his nearest rival, Crowe, who finished on 16%.

Rocky star Sylvester Stallone was third on 13%, with Daniel Craig fourth on 8% and Jason Statham fifth on 7%.

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.

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For more information on The Bluebeards Revenge or for imagery, please contact Nick Gibbens on 01752 898191 or nick@bluebeards-revenge.co.uk.

Notes to Editors

About The Bluebeards Revenge

The Bluebeards Revenge™, which uses totally recyclable packaging, is a premium range of shaving and grooming products designed for men with heavy beard growth.

The shaving products contain Decelerine™, a unique ingredient that targets hair follicle cells and weakens new hair formation. It has proved to be effective in inhibiting hair growth, decreasing length and density of unwanted hair and also providing a soothing, moisturising and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

As well as slowing down beard re-growth, Decelerine™ relieves and soothes the effects of shaving, helping to combat common shaving problems like razor burn, razor rash and bumps.

More information can be found at www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk.

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