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'The Expendables 2' Cast: Who's the Most Badass?

"The Expendables 2" Cast
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What happens when you put the greatest action heroes of all time into one movie? You get the epic explosion of badassery that is "The Expendables 2."

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme lead this sequel to the successful 2010 action film about a band of hired mercenaries. Although they're one cohesive unit, with so much testosterone gathered in one movie, we couldn't help but pit these actors against each other to see who can really be considered the most badass, based on their fighting style, muscle mass, studliness, weapons expertise and one-liners from their entire filmographies.

Whether they're a martial arts master, a skilled sniper or a bodacious bodybuilder, read on to see who's really the least expendable of "The Expendables 2" cast.

Nan Yu in "The Expendables 2"
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12. Yu Nan

Most of Yu Nan's films have been dramatic romances, like "In Love We Trust" or "Tuya's Marriage," with 2007's "Diamond Dogs" opposite fellow Expendable Dolph Lundgren as her only other action movie. It's hard for Yu to compete with the others when she's so new to the action game, but holding her own as the only female Expendable in this solid boy's club is an accomplishment in and of itself.

Fighting Style: 0
Muscle Mass: 0
Studliness: 4
Weapons Expertise: 1
One-liners: 0
Total Score: 5

Liam Hemsworth in "The Expendables 2"
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11. Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth was supposed to appear in the first "Expendables" but was later cut from the movie. Starring in the sappy "The Last Song" alongside future fiancée Miley Cyrus didn't help his street cred either. Luckily for his manhood, Hemsworth starred in 2012's epic "The Hunger Games" but didn't take part in any of the action in the fight to the death competition. You're definitely not the toughest new kid on the block, Hemsworth, but you certainly are the cutest.

Fighting Style: 0
Muscle Mass: 1
Studliness: 5
Weapons Expertise: 2
One-liners: 0
Total Score: 8

Jet Li in "The Expendables 2"
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10. Jet Li

As one of the most famous martial artists in movies today, Jet Li is the most skilled of the Expendables. He can't really handle a weapon other than a sword, but he can kick a gun from your hand. Li has a small stature and isn't the biggest heartthrob of the bunch, but he gets bonus points for having the most philosophical lines of the group, like this one from "Hero:" "A dead man begs you to remember; a warrior's ultimate act is to lay down his sword." Not the most threatening , but Li has the rare ability to be an action hero who makes you think.

Fighting Style: 5
Muscle Mass: 1
Studliness: 1
Weapons Expertise: 1
One-liners: 2
Total Score: 10

Terry Crews in "The Expendables 2"
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9. Terry Crews

Terry Crews began his career as a player in the NFL, so he knows how to take a hit. Crews appears as the angry, tough guy in comedies, whether he's tormenting Craig and Day-Day in "Friday After Next" or calling Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph's characters "freeloaders" as a boot camp instructor in "Bridesmaids." One of his most beloved roles is in the cult classic "Idiocracy" as President Camacho, a machine gun-toting, Ultimate Smackdown champion. And remember, he's "got a three-point plan that's going to fix everything."

Fighting Style: 1
Muscle Mass: 3
Studliness: 2
Weapons Expertise: 2
One-liners: 3
Total Score: 11

Randy Couture in "The Expendables 2"
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8. Randy Couture

Randy Couture doesn't just fight in fake arenas in the movies; he began his career as a wrestler and mixed martial artist, becoming the first fighter to win the UFC Heavyweight and Lightweight Championships. His cauliflower ears aren't the most attractive, but who else could take on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in "The Expendables?" Couture's relatively small filmography hasn't provided many memorable quotes, but his rant in "The Expendables" showed he may have the charisma to star in his own action movie one day.

Fighting Style: 5
Muscle Mass: 4
Studliness: 0
Weapons Expertise: 1
One-liners: 2
Total Score: 12

Dolph Lundgren in "The Expendables 2"
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7. Dolph Lundgren

With his intimidatingly tall frame, seemingly perfect body and often sinister accent, we can see why Dolph Lundgren has played more villains than heroes. In the '80s, when it seemed like all Russians on the big screen were scary, Lundgren's Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV" was one of the most terrifying, and his cold delivery of "I must break you" had even Rocky shaking in his boxing boots. But the thing with movie villains is they always seem to fall to the hero.

Fighting Style: 3
Muscle Mass: 3
Studliness: 2
Weapons Expertise: 2
One-liners: 3
Total Score: 13

Jean-Claude Van Damme in "The Expendables 2"
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6. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme's most powerful weapons are his legs — when your kick is almost vertical, do you really need a gun for protection? The only adversary tough enough to take him on is, well, himself in movies like "Double Impact" and "Replicant." JCVD was one of the better looking of "The Expendables 2" crew in his prime, but he gets points off for having a mullet in "Hard Target." He hasn't had that many quotable movie moments either, with "You look like s**t to me" from "Time Cop" as his best comeback line.

Fighting Style: 5
Muscle Mass: 4
Studliness: 3
Weapons Expertise: 1
One-liners: 1
Total Score: 14

Jason Statham in "The Expendables 2"
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5. Jason Statham

British, bald and badass, Jason Statham can do it all. He may not have trained at any fancy martial arts school, but his kicks are nothing to scoff at, whether he's knocking down doors, strangling foes with his ankles or tripping them to their death. Statham finds a weapon in almost anything, be it a tire iron, chair or the shirt off his back. And let's not forget about his impressive driving skills in "The Transporter" movies. Although Statham doesn't have the biggest build and is one of the few bald Expendables, that British accent is enough to make anyone swoon, not to mention jazz up his otherwise lackluster repertoire of one-liners.

Fighting Style: 4
Muscle Mass: 2
Studliness: 4
Weapons Expertise: 5
One-liners: 2
Total Score: 17

Chuck Norris in "The Expendables 2"
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4. Chuck Norris

The man has inspired countless jokes about just how awesome he is, but Chuck Norris is the real deal. He's a black belt, a karate champion and a formidable opponent to Bruce Lee in "The Way of the Dragon." He also knows his way around machinery, miraculously never having to reload his gun. However, his 1970s beard and haircut are probably not coming back in style anytime soon. You also probably don't know many quotes from Norris' movies, but this one from "Braddock: Missing In Action III" — "I don't step on toes, Littlejohn, I step on necks" — sums up his career quite nicely.

Fighting Style: 5
Muscle Mass: 3
Studliness: 2
Weapons Expertise: 5
One-liners: 3
Total Score: 18

Bruce Willis in "The Expendables 2"
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3. Bruce Willis

The star of the "Die Hard" franchise should immediately earn respect for playing one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John McClane. As was the case with "Die Hard," Bruce Willis plays a cop in most of his roles, which we all know is one of the toughest jobs around. And as such, he's quick with a punch and can do as much with a handgun as the others do with much heavier artillery. He looks like he could be your dad if he didn't always wear that signature scowl. Plus, a simple "Yippee ki-yay, motherf***er" would stop even the worst villains in their tracks.

Fighting Style: 4
Muscle Mass: 2
Studliness: 3
Weapons Expertise: 5
One-liners: 5
Total Score: 19

Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Expendables 2"
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2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

As a former Mr. Universe, Arnold Schwarzenegger has the others beat when it comes to brute strength, but those bulging muscles don't allow him to do much more than just pick enemies up and toss them around during combat. But he sure knows his way around a weapon, whether he's wielding a sword in "Conan the Barbarian," blasting a bazooka in "Commando" or shooting up aliens in "Predator." Declaring "I'll be back" and "Hasta la vista, baby" in the first two "Terminator" movies cemented Schwarzenegger's place in action hero history.

Fighting Style: 2
Muscle Mass: 5
Studliness: 3
Weapons Expertise: 5
One-liners: 5
Total Score: 20

Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables 2"
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1. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is the leader of the Expendables, and the honor is well deserved. He's as good with his hands — boxing every opponent to victory in the "Rocky" movies — as he is with a weapon, especially when playing everyone's favorite scorned Vietnam vet John Rambo. Stallone also gets bonus points for playing characters that like to remain shirtless, and he's got the body to back it up. He doesn't need clever one-liners to define his career, just one lady's name ("Adrian!"). With this icon still in the game at 66 years old, it's going to be a long time before any rookies can take over the top spot.

Fighting Style: 5
Muscle Mass: 5
Studliness: 3
Weapons Expertise: 5
One-liners: 5
Total Score: 23

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