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What modern celebrity could be compared to Achilles of The Iliad?

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One of the previous answers mentioned that Achilles is a character of great physical strength and someone that perseveres through whatever difficult situation is thrown at him. These are heroic qualities about Achilles. Additionally, Achilles's sense of honor and excellence is a major part of his character. He simply wants to be the best that he can be. This kind of focus also makes him an intense individual. He's also quite a violent and brutal warrior.

With the previous characteristics in mind, I feel that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a good pick for a modern celebrity that compares to Achilles. I'd like to clarify that much of Johnson's similarities are because of the characters that Johnson has played in his film and wrestling career. It's hard to separate him from those characters. That's how he is seen. He's big and muscular. He oozes a warrior mystique about him, and he's brutally violent in a number of films. Additionally, movies that have him playing a hyper-masculine warrior...

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