Chuck Norris Can Do Anything: How The Badass Became A Meme

By | March 6, 2021

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Chuck Norris as depicted on the poster for 'A Force of One' (1979). Source:

Toughest guy on the internet? That's easy -- it's Chuck Norris, obviously. This star of action films got his start in the '70s, learning from Bruce Lee and then headlining his own films. Norris is a martial-arts master who also looked pretty badass wielding Uzis, rocket launchers, sawed-off shotguns and the like. Norris' innate strength and skill, his ability to defeat literally anyone or anything in movies like The Octagon and Delta Force, makes him ideal fodder for internet memes, like these:

"Chuck Norris hit 11 out of 10 targets... with 9 bullets"

"Death once had a near Chuck Norris experience"

"Chuck Norris uses pepper spray to season his meat"

"Chuck Norris beats rock, paper and scissors"

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From Air force Police to Hollywood star(BZfilm)

Life often takes us in unexpected directions. For the one and only Chuck Norris, life changed course more often than a drunken sailor. Thankfully, for Norris, all the unpredictable twists and turns finished with a wildly successful Hollywood career and more mail order business than Shark Tank. Born Carlos Ray Norris in Ryan, Oklahoma in 1940, no one could have ever predicted where he’d end up. From podunk Oklahoma to Walker, Texas Ranger and ending on the internet as the lord of memes, no path resembles the path of one Chuck Norris.