Russell was more convincing of a hardass than Costner was (who would of thought).
I've always thought Russell was more of a man than Costner. To me, Costner is like one of those guys who grew up with 4 sisters so he's a bit sissified.
It's almost shocking that their is somewhat of an argument of who is more of a man.
Costner has The Untouchables, Open Range and Field of Dreams under his belt as good to great movies and while Russell hasn't been in as lauded movies as Costner, he hasn't been in as crappy movies as Costner. Plus, Russell has Escape from NY, Tombstone, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Miracle and so on to show how much better of a man he is. Hell, even Sky High had him play more of a man than Costner. Costner tried out for the "&" role in Tango & Cash but backed out because he saw Russell beating on Stallone and didn't want to go through the pain.