Charles BronsonCharles Bronson died at age 81, and most obituaries are pointing out:
- His masculinity, manliness, and ugliness [the Times points out the he was called "Il Brutto (The Ugly One)" in Italy and was a monstre sacré (sacred monster) in France]
- His impressive turns in The Magnificient Seven and Battle of the Bulge
- Playing New York architect-vigilante in Death Wish, which led to a second career playing tough guys...critically attacked, Bronson explained the interest in his violent films: "I think they provide satisfaction for people who are victimized by crime and look in vain for authorities to protect them. But I don't think people try to imitate that kind of thing."

The AP obituary and Charles Bronson's filmography