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Robert Ryan (The Set Up, 1949)
Though it's one of the best films ever made about the pungent cloud of larceny that lingers around the sport of boxing, The Set Up takes its action cues from professional wrestling (''You hit me for awhile; then I'll hit you for a bit''). Ryan handles himself okay even after he suffers a dirty low blow but at no point do his punches look menacing.
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