Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Greatest Sword Fighter Who Ever Lived

Bob Anderson is the coolest person you've never heard of. A master sword fighter who coached the British fencing team for 30 years, Bob passed away in early 2012. Amazingly enough, in his lifetime he single handedly trained Robin Hood, Darth Vader, Inigo Montoya, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Aragorn. The man was movie sword fighting. There may never be someone again who so wholly owned an entire art form like he did.

And! The man answered one of the great unanswered questions in all fiction: who would win a sword fight between Darth Vader and Aragorn. The answer? Viggo Mortensen, as Aragorn, whom he described as "the best swordsman I've ever trained."

Read more at The Guardian.

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