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: 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: 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: 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
 

 
 

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