David Dunn in Unbreakable, Bruce Willis (2000)
Bruce Willis plays a pretty soft-spoken character in Unbreakable, one of M. Night Shyamalan’s interesting early movies before he jumped the shark with crapfests like Lady in the Water and The Happening. Despite a lack of clever dialogue on David’s part, we’re curious right off the bat by his ability to survive a catastrophic train accident that killed everyone else on board but didn’t leave a scratch on him. The level of intrigue increases when he meets Elijah Price, a very serious comic book nerd with a bone disorder who tries to convince David that he has the strength to be a superhero.
While still in denial about his abilities, David puts his strength to the test at the encouragement of his son, finding that he can bench press every weight he owns and then some. Then there’s also this deleted scene in which he lifts even more in a college football training room: