1980s Action Star Manliness, Dolph Lundgren and Kittens

July 14, 2010
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Who’s the most masculine 1980s action star?

There’s one easy way to tell – with Google. We searched for the names of six movie stars on Google, to see how many results were found when their names were combined with two masculine and two feminine words. In addition, we performed the same searches with Sarah Jessica Parker, as a control point.

A chart of 80s action star names against number of Google results

What’s with Dolph Lundgren and Kittens?

Anyway, to take account of different popularities (this isn’t a popularity contest, but a masculinity contest), we calculated a ‘manliness ratio’, by dividing the total number of manly search results by the total number of feminine search results.

The ratio of masculine to feminine search results for 80s action stars

Those results are fairly conclusive. Dolph Lundgren, because of his apparent kitten obsession, is less manly than Sarah Jessica Parker. And who would have thought that Chuck Norris would be out-done by Seagal and Damme!?

Source Data

Kittens Baking Tanks Swords Manly Ratio
Arnold Schwarzenegger 65,600 39,200 84,800 42,400 1.213740458
Chuck Norris 67,600 42,500 98,600 75,300 1.579473206
Dolph Lundgren 161,000 2,860 7,480 15,200 0.138410839
Jean-Claude Van Damme 6,210 3,400 16,700 14,700 3.267429761
Steven Seagal 12,200 6,390 23,200 25,000 2.592791824
Sylvester Stallone 19,600 34,800 22,200 31,400 0.985294118
Sarah Jessica Parker 97,000 44,200 47,900 36,000 0.594192635
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One Response to “ 1980s Action Star Manliness, Dolph Lundgren and Kittens ”

  1. Tony McFadden on August 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Could it possible that SJP was associated with so many movies that tanked?

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