Actual action star

EXPENDBLES BROUGHT BACK ACTION. EXPENDABLES ARE ACTION HALL OF FAME SPOTS, SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO JUST ANYONE.no order just bruce as 1. these are not actors that do one or two action movies. like Robert downey, ( good though) or liam neeson. top 30 that come to mind.
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1.
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and European cinema and audiences the way it has over the past four decades...
“ the legend. to me he started modern action, john wayne before him, bronsen,but this is the start of physical action stars to me all his movies show his skills. would have been great in expendables ” - mmartinez9802
 
2.
Shin'ichi Chiba
Pivotal figure in the 1970s explosion of martial arts cinema as lethal "fists for hire" trouble shooter, Takuma (Terry) Tsurugi, starring in the phenomenally popular and ultra violent "The Street Fighter" series of action films. Sonny Chiba wasn't a graceful, fluid fighter like screen icon Bruce Lee...
“ another legendary action star , look him up. nothing as crazy as bruce but stuck around and did movies like storm riders. the street fighter seris, kill bill . ” - mmartinez9802
 
3.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ just a physical beast , brought high action gun play. easy choice. commando, predator, conan, last stand ” - mmartinez9802
 
4.
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws...
“ another easy choice, rockys, Rambo, expendables, ” - mmartinez9802
 
5.
Bruce Willis
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ everyday hero. came on strong with die hard. came back with red. my view his best movies are action and also his sci fi ” - mmartinez9802
 
6.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak...
“ his movies hold up, getting better with age. universal saga is great, wake of death, six bullets ” - mmartinez9802
 
7.
Jet Li
Actor, Ying xiong
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ his name is jet, expendables ,kiss of the dragon, the one, hero, fearless, ” - mmartinez9802
 
8.
Jackie Chan
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak on April 7...
“ always entertaining, police stories are hard core. rumble in the Bronx. his fight with brad allen was great in gorgeous. another expendable hopeful ” - mmartinez9802
 
9.
Donnie Yen
Actor, Yip Man
Martial artist and Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen was born to newspaper editor Klyster Yen and martial arts master Bow Sim Mark. At the age of four Yen started taking up martial arts from his mother, who taught him wushu and tai chi until the age of eleven when his family emigrated to Boston, MA. From there he continued mastering wushi and tai chi...
“ he is the stallone of asia, older guy that's works out hard and studies martial of all forms. spl, flashpoint, ipman, id, iceman 3d, on and on. wish he would do a movie with scott adkins. expendable 4? ” - mmartinez9802
 
10.
Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts...
“ funny lines and karate blackbelt. never really made it to the big screen after army of one. but command performance , direct action, direct action, killing machine, a lot of good b movies. hoping for a gunner Jensen spinoff movie ” - mmartinez9802
 
11.
Steven Seagal
Producer, Under Siege
Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician...
“ if he had the will of the other guys to get into shape and stop being a baby with van damme and other he would be in the movies. great real life martial artist. all his movies were great except any straight to video movie. they all suck. he had bad directors and he is to stubborn to do diff things. but expendables would give him a fifth life ” - mmartinez9802
 
12.
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ he is still working star, still doing his thing, he loves to jump around and fight. transporter, safe, any movie in that tone are great from him. whenever he does a uk movie. always boring and slow. ” - mmartinez9802
 
13.
Mel Gibson
Actor, Braveheart
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ lethal weapons, expendable villain(gonna be great) the road warrior is another action guy hopefully finds his step with this movie. ” - mmartinez9802
 
14.
Jing Wu
Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi Boxer)...
“ same school as jet li but a lil more diverse. shaolin. full contact. spl. wish he spoke English so he could shine here.but ex 4? ” - mmartinez9802
 
15.
Tony Jaa
Actor, Ong-bak 2
Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. Jaa studied martial arts...
“ next gen jacky/jet bad luck with scrits another that is hurt with not knowing a major language. thai movies are good but only can go so far.ex 4? wow that would be great. he earned that already upcoming movie with dolph hopefully good. ong bak the best one ” - mmartinez9802
 
16.
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. Nonetheless, this sensitive...
“ never really a gun guy, or martial artist but he plays one on tv. always like to do his own stunts(even though its with wires unlike old days of jacky) movies like m:i 4, collateral. last samurai, jack reacher. this guys should be in ex 4 ” - mmartinez9802
 
17.
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair, when he was 10 years old...
“ typical 80 star. had good action movies, soldier holds up. big trouble, and of course snake. unknown If he could do anything physical now but he was good for his time. ” - mmartinez9802
 
18.
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage was born in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and German, English, and Polish (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ well he had his chance to be in ex 3 , why dont he do it, but Conair, the rock and face off are all classics. ex 4? ” - mmartinez9802
 
19.
Mark Wahlberg
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
“ not a big fan. he is not a great actor but he keeps doing those roles. just do movies like shooter. great action flick. I have him as a hopeful , if this was ranked I would have him last. but if he wises up. ex 6?. because he is to stubborn to do it now ” - mmartinez9802
 
20.
Yun-Fat Chow
Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo. Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong...
“ gun-fu. prison on fire, the killer, hard boiled. replacement killers. corrupter. ex 4? ” - mmartinez9802
 
21.
Keanu Reeves
Actor, The Matrix
Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964, the son of English-born Patricia Taylor, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian...
“ "I know kung fu" no you don't but I respect his attempt. man of tai chi. 47 ronin. point break. speed. matrix 1. ” - mmartinez9802
 
22.
Bren Foster
Australian actor Bren Foster started acting in high school. His mother was of Cypriot heritage and his father of English/Irish heritage. After High school Bren studied Film and Video production, but felt the need to move toward his artistic development as an actor.Bren then traveled to New York to study...
“ maximum conviction he has a 30 sec fight scene but in those 30 sec you see skills. hopefully he and scott adkins can play double dragons or some form or movie . up and coming star hopefully he sticks to it and the is in ex4 or 5 6789 ” - mmartinez9802
 
23.
Scott Adkins
Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by their parents, John and Janet (Sanders) Adkins, in a loving middle-class family. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield...
“ man , he should've been batman, he isn't the best actor but boyka, ninja and any movie he is in you see skills. he is the man. he is the only one that can do what tony jaa does ” - mmartinez9802
 
24.
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy...
“ if he wasn't doing ever tyler perry crap. he would be a great action guy. spawn sucked, and he was terrible as unisol in universal 2 the return . but blood and bone was good and so was undisputed 2. mortal combact hopefuly is good. ex 4 , man he can do some crazy kicks ” - mmartinez9802
 
25.
Wesley Snipes
Actor, Blade
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame)...
“ simon phoniex. passenger 57. blades. lets see what he does in ex 3 . but he was a solid guy for many years ” - mmartinez9802
 
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“ I don't know what happened to this guy , he had a chance. only the strong. drive. sanctuary were good. then he made brotherhood of the wolf and fans rejoiced . voted to face jet in cradle but it was not great unknown as to why. he can use the expendables help. ” - mmartinez9802
 
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“ is this a joke? maybe , sort of. American ninja, slow action, but It had a fan base. he wasn't a martial artist but he later learned bjj from a gracie. he is in shape and did action. come back? well that's what ex is for ” - mmartinez9802
 
28.
Gary Daniels
Action film star Gary Daniels was a real-life kick-boxing champion. With rugged good-looks, a muscular build and a charming personality, it was a natural for him to move from the world of fighting to that of acting. Born Gary Edward Daniels on May 9, 1963 in Woking, Surrey, England, Daniels was a childhood fan of legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee...
“ replacement for jean claude in ex 1 but he had a career before. he fought Jackie in city hunter. fist of the north star is a cult movie. never really shined but he deserves a chance with a better director ” - mmartinez9802
 
29.
Darren Shahlavi
Actor, Ip Man 2
Darren Shahlavi started his training at the age of 7. He traveled to Hong Kong where he began his movie career, mostly as an actor, stunt double and later as a villain in the early 1990s. Later he made the step from Hong Kong to Western cinema. His resume is growing and now he has had the opportunity to be a good guy...
“ villain in ipman 2 , if Donnie thinks he is good enough so should we. was in the package with dolph, and tactical force with stone cold, been around a while never exploded. does he deserve a chance in ex 4? ” - mmartinez9802
 
30.
“ this guy pisses me off, he made b13 and b13 ultimatum. this guy is like scott adkins,. watch his youtube videos, he is crazy. you have seen him in kiss of the dragon, die hard 4. he almost made dark deal unknown what happened. he likes to do stunts and be behind the camera , im hoping one day someone can make him do a ex 4 movie ” - mmartinez9802