Action movies are probably some of the best-earning films of all time, thanks in no small part to the recent run of superhero movies. Of course, action flicks are more than just superheroes - they can feature an everyman hero like John McClane from the Die Hard franchise or a muscle-bound super soldier like Arnold Schwarzenegger in any of his action movies, not to mention Sylvester Stallone and Dwayne Johnson in any of theirs.
They may seem like easy-to-make popcorn flicks targeting easy money, and while there's undoubtedly some of that in the genre, most good action films have a lot going on that fans know little to nothing about. No matter how many times you watch First Blood, John Wick, or The Dark Knight trilogy, you're not going to know everything there is to know about the movies... unless you worked on them, and even then, there are probably a few things you didn't know about famous action movies!
This list features some of the most interesting nuances of the very best action movies ever made. Whether it's about the actors playing a hero or about the production itself, odds are, even the most ardent action movie fan won't know it all.
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'Indiana Jones' Exists Because Steven Spielberg Wasn't Allowed To Direct A 'James Bond' Movie
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The Nazi Uniforms In 'The Last Crusade' Are 100% Legit From WWII
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Carrie Fisher Worked On The Scripts For 'Lethal Weapon 3,' 'Hook,' And The 'Star Wars' Prequels
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Keanu Reeves Learned Judo And Jiu-Jitsu To Prepare For 'John Wick'Photo: Lionsgate
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The Special Effects In 'Jurassic Park' Revolutionized The Film IndustryPhoto: Universal Pictures
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The Normandy Landing Scene In 'Saving Private Ryan' Is Widely Considered The Best Battle Scene Of All TimePhoto: DreamWorks Pictures