For the first time ever, acting legend Chuck Norris has extended his official “Seal of Approval” to a film that he doesn’t even star in, the independent war drama “Last Ounce of Courage,”which follows the life of a father, son and grandfather who each take a stand for the rights of religious freedom and public expression.

“It was an easy choice to endorse this film because it’s message is consistent with my life principles and core values,” Norris, a devout Christian and champion of American values and those who serve our nation, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I’ve been asked to lend my name to endorse causes and projects for years, and I never had a mechanism to do that. A few years ago I decided to create a seal of approval as a marker that is consistent with my core values.”

And it didn’t hurt that Norris has a long friendship with the movie’s star, Marshall Teague.

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