Legends of Action: Jean-Claude Van Damme

I grew up watching Jean-Claude Van Damme’s films; I have every single one on DVD. He is actually one of my all time favourite action heroes as I used to go to the cinema and watch any of his new releases with my Dad.  I ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Jackie Chan

BirthDate: April 7, 1954 The very first Chan movie I ever saw was Master with Cracked Fingers from 1971; even from waaay back then Jackie Chan had “star” written all over him. I got the movie as part of a VHS box se...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Brian Bosworth: An Underrated Badass

During the 90’s two of my go-to action movies were Stone Cold and One Tough Bastard (One Man’s Justice I believe it’s called in North America). I really liked Brian Bosworth on-screen as he came across as stra...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Tom Cruise

I know, you’re probably thinking Tom Cruise? And I retort with Hell Yes! The majority of Tom Cruise’s movies have been action blockbusters. Let’s take a look at his resume: Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Oblivion, Minority...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is the greatest action star of all time. Better than Arnie? Yep, but why? Because Stallone has single-handedly kept the action genre alive. Arnie retired and turned to politics, while Sly kept working in movi...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Samuel L. Jackson

BirthDate: December 21, 1948 I don’t think there’s anyone alive who doesn’t think Samuel L. Jackson is awesome; not only is he an excellent actor but he’s also the highest grossing actor of all time. The...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Chow Yun-Fat

BirthDate: May 18, 1955 – Hong Kong You will be hard pushed to find anyone in the entire world cooler than Chow Yun-Fat; the man oozes charisma and his work with John Woo alone has long since earned him the title of ̶...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Gary Busey

Laugh if you will. (And… ok, I will a little too.) But like it or not, Gary Busey would have to be considered an Action Legend. Want a little proof? Coming right up! It all began in 1987, with an ambitious action film that wo...
by Brian M
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Michael Mann

BirthDate: February 5, 1943 Michael Mann has been a bit quiet since Public Enemies so I just wanted to remind the world what a complete legend he is. Now, in case you have never heard of him (if that’s the case, you’...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

BirthDate: May 2, 1972 I know, he hasn’t done THAT many action movies but he’s been in enough to earn the “LEGENDARY” status. Dwayne’s roles in The Rundown, Faster, Walking Tall, The Scorpion King,...
by Eoin Friel