Just like my list for Jason Statham (http://www.imdb.com/list/Uvy7d2h-itw/), I'm tallying up Scott Adkins kills of famous (Or semi-famous) actors.
Ihara Tsuyoshi was born on November 6, 1963, in Kokura, Kyushu. He grew up in Osaka, and after graduating high school, he joined JAC (Japan Action Club) which is headed by Shin'ichi Chiba
(aka Chiba Shinichi), which is a company of stunt and action actors. He made his debut in 1983 in a stage drama called "The Midnight Party." Since then...
“ You know him as: Japanese-Korean actor and part of Sonny Chibas Japanese Action Enterprise.
Notable films: Letters from Iwo Jima, Ninja, 13 Assassins.
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: After an epic ninja battle, in which Adkins is more or less is Batman, Ihara blinds him temporarily in an attempt to sneak up on him. Adkins (who may actually be a world travelling crime fighter come to think of it) uses the Force to sense Ihara's attack and counters by shish kebabing him with his samurai sword. He then honourably decapitates him for good measure. ” - Vaggeli
Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins
, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater
(née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night
in 1976 at the age of 7. He went on to star in many Broadway shows in the early-1980s...
“ “ You know him as: Easily his claim to fame for most has to be as Clarence from True Romance. Ladies would remember him has JD from Heathers and the reporter in Interview with a Vampire. Generally as a smarmy douche.
Notable films: True Romance, Broken Arrow, Robin Hood: Prince of Theives, Interview with a Vampire, El Gringo, Bullet to the Head, Heathers. Plus some great cameos in Star Trek VI and Austin Powers.
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: A John Woo quality lead injection to the chest and throat. ” - Vaggeli
Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth
and Luke Hemsworth
. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather)...
“ “ You know him as: Mr. Miley Cyrus. Also the guy the marketing dicks decided to leave Scott Adkins out of the marketing materials of Expendables 2 for, despite having about 1/3rd of the screen time.
Notable films: Expendables 2, The Hunger Games films.
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: An epic combo kill involving Jean-Claude Van Damme, a spin kick, a knife and some fantastic butchering of the English language by Van Damme.” ” - Vaggeli
“ You know him as: Part man, part werewolf former UFC fighter now playing villainous Universal Soldiers for the great John Hyams.
Notable films: Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning.
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: When Adkins uses his head for a game of T-ball. Basically, what happens when a baseball bat connects with a watermelon? ” - Vaggeli
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...
“ You know him as: The best current screen martial artist. Badass anti-hero Uri Boyka. Possible real life crime fighter.
Notable films: Undisputed II and III, The Tournament, Expendables 2, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, El Gringo, Zero Dark Thirty.
Meets his end at the hands of himself: Like any action star worth his salt, Scott Adkins gets the opportunity to star opposite himself in an action film. Unlike other action stars, no wacky hijinks ensue, because after he gets the information he needs, he executes himself point blank with a double barrel shotgun in order to get on with killing everyone else. ” - Vaggeli
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...
“ You know him as: Action legend, universal soldier, danger to ponies who aren't being protected by Norton anti-virus, the man who killed Apollo Creed.
Notable films: Rocky IV, Universal Soldier and The Expendables franchise are the obvious choices. But I highly recommend Men of War, Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning as some great action films that may by flying under your radar.
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: After an instense close quarters hand to hand fight, that may be one of the best fights between two action stars ever, Adkins machetes Dolph in the head. ” - Vaggeli
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...
“ You know him as: In 1984 he was in the background of Monaco Fever as Gay Karate Man, for almost 30 years every character he's done can be described with those three words.
Notable films: Hard Target, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Expendables 2, Sudden Death, Timecop, JCVD and Street Fighter, yes, Street Fighter.
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: After finally having a fight scene that lives up to the potential between those two, Van Damme sees that Scott is realising his potential. In a bizarre Obi-Wan Kenobi scene, he sacrifices himself to pass the baton to Adkins, making him the new Gay Karate Man. ” - Vaggeli
Rus Blackwell started his acting career in New York, training at Circle in the Square Theatre School and working on stage. Blackwell has built a solid resume over the years and has had the good fortune to work with a number of the industry's top professionals. A tireless work ethic and endless passion make Rus a compelling actor with a terrific range...
“ You know him as: The (former) Mayor of the most violent town on Earth, Banshee.
Notable films: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Banshee
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: Adkins got fed up with him constantly getting in Hood's way on Banshee, so he shot him in the head. ” - Vaggeli
“ You know him as: The silent, vengeful karaoke loving policeman from Only God Forgives
Notable films: Only God Forgives, The Hangover Part II, Ninja: Shadow of a Tear
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: You remember that one sided fight this guy had with Ryan Gosling? Well Adkins didn't have time for that philosophical nonsense and just stabbed him in the heart with a pair of scissors. ” - Vaggeli
Born in California, he is half Japanese and half Chinese. He began his training in martial arts at the age of one and a half. Since moving to Japan at the age of 18, he has done numerous movies and TV shows becoming one of the nation's most popular and recognizable talents. He has worked with some of the action movie greats including Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
“ You know him as: Son of the legendary Sho Kosugi.
Notable films: Revenge of the Ninja, Black Eagle, Who Am I, Godzilla: Final Wars, DOA: Dead or Alive, Ninja: Shadow of a Tear
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: In one of the best hand to hand fights in cinematic history, rivalling anything out of Hong Kong, the rest of Asia, 1980's action or American DTV sequels, Adkins and Kosugi beat seven shades of crap out of each other before Adkins uses Kosugi's manriki to crush his throat. ” - Vaggeli
Nick Chinlund was born and raised in New York City. He left the city to play basketball at Brown University, but his hoops career was cut short when he suffered an injury during his freshman year. He stayed at Brown and took up acting classes, and realized it was his true calling. He graduated from Brown and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career...
“ You know him as: Action movie regular, especially as Billy Bedlam in action masterpiece Con Air and as legendary bounty hunter Toombs in the Riddick series.
Notable films: Con Air(!!!!), Eraser, Training Day, Lethal Weapon 3, Tears of the Sun, Chronicles of Riddick.
Meets his end at the hands of Adkins: In an homage to the end of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly he has to make a choice between reaching for his gun and letting Scott Adkins go... me makes the wrong one. ” - Vaggeli