Actors in action movies stand out for their tough looks and the great physical aptitudes they show in the dangerous scenes they have to perform. As the years go by, they have to work harder to maintain the shape and figure that made them the admirable heroes we see reflected in their films.
Bright Side wants to show you what these great action heroes, that we admired in the movies, look like today.
1. Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal is one of the most recognizable action hero actors from the ’80s and ’90s, mainly for his roles in movies like Above the Law. He is also an expert in martial arts and has a career in music. But above all, Seagal has demonstrated his charismatic personality in all areas of his life and art.
2. Wesley Snipes
3. Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was launched to fame as Stallone’s sidekick in Tango and Cash. He also appeared alongside Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise and as the action hero Snake Plissken in Escape to New York. Most recently we saw him as a villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and as an important supporting actor in the last 3 installments of the Fast and Furious saga.
4. Jean Reno
5. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is a very talented and versatile actor, and has excelled in roles of all kinds. But he made his mark as an action hero in the 4 films in which he played agent Jason Bourne. We were able to enjoy his performance recently in the movie The Last Duel, alongside Adam Driver and Jodie Comer.
6. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson was one of the biggest action hero stars from the mid-’80s to the 2000s. It was recently announced that he will come back to his legendary role alongside Danny Glover in a new installment of the Lethal Weapon saga, which he will also direct.
7. Harrison Ford
Han Solo in Star Wars, Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, and Indiana Jones. Undoubtedly, Harrison Ford left a great mark in the world of cinema thanks to the charisma that earned him his mythical roles for which he will always be remembered. He will soon be seen again in the fifth installment of the world’s most famous archeologist.
8. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is one of the most beloved stars of the century. His great action roles in films such as Speed, Point Break, and the Matrix saga, are just the foundation of the stellar career, continued success, and popularity he gained with the John Wick saga, which will soon release its fourth installment.
9. Nicolas Cage
After his Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, Nicolas Cage built a reputation as an action hero between the mid ’90s and early 2000s, with films like Con Air and Face/Off. He will soon be seen playing himself in a film parodying his own life and career.
10. Russell Crowe
After reaching the pinnacle of his career thanks to Gladiator, which earned him an Oscar, Russell Crowe has forged a solid reputation that he continues to hold onto today. His next big role will be in the film about Spider-Man’s famous villain, Kraven the Hunter.
11. Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen established himself as a star thanks to his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, after a long career playing supporting roles. We recently saw Falling, the film in which he made his directorial debut.
What is your favorite action movie and which actor has impressed you the most with their fighting skills?