The days of heroes who talk normally are gone, thanks to the raspy Christian Bale. Check out Denzel Washington's take on a sore-throated hero, in this video peek at the making of Eli. Then watch him disarm 16 post-apocalyptic henchmen.
I know there's probably a term for this type of fighting, and someone who did it first. But, watching Denzel fight all I could think of was, "Get 'em Rafiki!" Wise old dude who makes spiritual references and fights with his hands, and a knife. And that's not a bad thing, because Rafiki is the shit. Here's a video for comparison.