Bruce Lee in Preserved Dragon
Chuck Norris, is best known for fighting opposite Bruce Lee, and his hit TV series: Walker, Texas Ranger which he credits his 1983 cult film, Lone Wolf McQuade as the inspiration. According to the producers of the film, had Bruce Lee lived, he would have been offered the role which eventually went to David Carradine.
Had Lee accepted the part, the producers would have billed the film as “THE REMATCH OF THE CENTURY”.
Interestingly, legendary writer and director, John Milius is credited as ‘Spiritual Advisor’. What that really means is ‘a person who rewrites and polishes a script, uncredited’. Just a year earlier, his movie Conan the Barbarian wowed audiences around the world and made Arnold Schwarzenegger an international superstar. So it’s not surprising that John had his hand in cementing Chuck Norris’ stardom as well.
My brother Brandon was born on Feb 1st in 1965 which was Chinese New Year’s eve that year making him a Dragon rather than a Snake! So as we celebrate the year of the Horse, let me take a moment to wish all of you many blessings for the year of the Horse and wish my big brother, Brandon, a happy birthday. I miss and love you.