Happy 70th Chuck Norris; here he is in The Wrecking Crew

Chuck Norris celebrated his 70th birthday on March 10. While he’s known for action movies and martial arts, he does have a tie to the 1960s spy craze in movies: The Wrecking Crew, the fourth, and final, Matt Helm movie starring Dean Martin, featuring a drastically different version of the hero created by Donald Hamilton.

In fact, it was Norris’s screen debut and the fights were arranged by Bruce Lee, listed in the film’s credits as the “karate adviser.” You can pretty much see all of Norris’s screen time in this clip, including the :45 mark, where he gets his only line:


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