The James Clayton Column: Arnie, Stallone and Willis - the power rankings

Feature James Clayton Feb 1, 2013

With Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Willis all in cinemas this year, James takes a look at their current and forthcoming action movies...

Bruce Willis remains. Sly is sticking at it. Arnie is still around. The dudes abide and I’m glad they abide. For their abidance, I salute them with an enthusiastic air-punch and a shout of “yippee-ki-yay!”

The world moves on, shifts in the film industry happen, but constant presences like Willis, Stallone and Schwarzenegger really tie the action movie landscape together. To strain this rug metaphor and reference to The Big Lebowski even further, cinema arguably doesn’t need these old things anymore, but they make for quite agreeable decoration and repeatedly prove themselves as pleasing, useful pieces of furniture that complement the architecture and harmonise nicely with the environment. Ladies, gentlemen, cyborgs and monkeys: this is filmic feng shui.

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