Who are the all-time greatest action stars? This list includes some of the biggest names in movie history, and each actor or actress listed here is fully capable of kicking butt and taking names in any movie they're in. Action stars are a special breed. They combine great acting ability with physicality that brings an action film to life. Be sure to vote for your favorite action stars and vote down any you don't like. Also, feel free to add any great action movie stars who are missing from the list.
What makes an action star the best? It's someone who commands the screen with feats of strength and prowess - not to mention the uncanny ability to miraculously survive even in the face of impossible odds. Many people listed here are top action movie stars who starred in some of the greatest action movies of all time. Some are newcomers, having landed major roles in recent films, including the best action movies of 2012, for example.
Not all of the all-time greatest action stars are men, no no. Some of the sexiest women in action movies are included here. Among them: Sigourney Weaver, aka Ripley in Alien. She definitely qualifies. Angelina Jolie and Milla Jovovich are other good examples.
Enjoy voting for the best action stars, and remember: You can, and should, add any famous Hollywood action actors who deserve a spot but aren't already listed here!
Credits: The Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Pumping Iron
Credits: Jackie Chan Adventures, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Shanghai Knights
Credits: The Big Boss, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Enter the Dragon
Credits: The Matrix, Speed, John Wick, The Devil's Advocate
Credits: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Transporter, Crank
Credits: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner
Credits: Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo, Cliffhanger
Credits: The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Armageddon
Credits: The Way of the Dragon, Missing in Action, The Delta Force, The Expendables 2
Credits: Hero, Unleashed, The Expendables, The Expendables 2
Credits: Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven, Rawhide
Credits: San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Scorpion King
Credits: Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins, Taken
Credits: The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men, Les Misérables
Credits: Double Impact, Universal Soldier, Kickboxer, Bloodsport
Credits: Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock
Credits: The Thing, Stargate, Death Proof, The Hateful Eight
Credits: Braveheart, Signs, Lethal Weapon, The Patriot
Credits: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Snowpiercer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Credits: Training Day, American Gangster American Gangster, Man on Fire, Inside Man
Credits: Skyfall, Casino Royale, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Quantum of Solace
Credits: The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife
Credits: The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2
Credits: Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, xXx
Credits: Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men