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Apr 6, 2010

Dudes of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Denzel Washington (2) vs Corey Haim (7)

Previous results: The seedings point to it not being that much of an upset (5 over 4), but when you think about Marty McFly taking down the Man of Steel, it takes on a whole new meaning. Teen Wolf wins it 19-11. Click here to view the updated full bracket.

Denzel Washington


80s Highlights: Power, Cry Freedom, The Mighty Quinn, Glory

Corey Haim


80s Highlights: Lucas, The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream


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Mrs Fletch said...

This is a really weird match-up. I like it. Denzel has my vote.

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

There's no Harrison Ford in this competition!?! Denzel didn't have much of a career in the 80's. Harrison Ford's greatest films were in the 80's! Star Wars, Witness, Indiana Jones... somebody left out a big one!

Fletch said...

Ford was intentionally left out for a few reasons. First, Mrs. Fletch has never found him the least bit attractive. Second, he's much older than any of the other contestants, or at the least, seemed a lot older. Third, though it might not have been explicitly stated, in both these tourneys, I'm trying to encapsulize the same kind of teenage/crappy 80s nostalgia that Hot Tub Time Machine picked up on. Prestige actors and films need not apply, and Ford certainly wasn't in any of those flicks.

Of course, Denzel wasn't either. But he's better looking. That or it's affirmative action FTW. ;)

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

She's one of the few women to not think Ford was hot in the 80's then. Even myself (being a completely straight male) would admit Ford was quite handsome in the 80's. But I'll give you the point that Ford's filmography is no comparison to anyone else on this list in the 80's, it's better than all of their films combined! Denzel may not have been in anything overly campy, but he also wasn't in anything remotely good or memorable so I'll accept it.

Fletch said...

I don't get it, either. Ford was pretty much an idol of mine until age 14, so that's pretty much the straight equivalent to thinking he was the bee's knees. People magazine and most of America backs us up, too.

I don't know what this says about my looks, by the way. :\

Though it weakens my argument, I must stand up for Glory - great Denzel 80s flick there, though 1989 shouldn't count, if you ask me. ;)

Tom said...

Denzel is 1990s/2000s/2010s.

Corey is pure 1980s.

He gets my vote.

Reel Whore said...

DENZEL ALL THE WAY BABY!!!

Rachel said...

So mad at myself for not voting in this one (got a new netbook and was playing with that all night), but I would've definitely gone for Corey, b/c I don't think of Denzel when I think of the 80s.

HA! Word verification is "rednec". Is it b/c I'm from Arkansas?