A Profoundly Appropriate Statement is Made by Palance, Jack
With regard to Westerns, Jack Palance is best known for his portrayal of characters who are rough and tumble or even outright villains in some of the films. His determination to prove that he was still capable of performing in these roles only grew stronger with age.
At one point during his 1991 Oscar acceptance speech, he took a break to demonstrate his pushup skills, which included a few variations on the one-armed version. This was a strategy that no one had anticipated.