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

By Kellar Ellsworth
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"