I have a few EK scars also. And also learned some of things he was or did as I grew up. But as a kid he was "it" back then. Saw his son Robbie set the world record here at Texas Motor Speedway a few years back also. And he has issues also but it is still fun to watch. Just old enough now not to imitate them anymore.
Also agree John Wayne, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen are 3 of the coolest actors of all time.