RIP Guy Hamilton (1922-2016)

We’re sad to announce the passing of director Guy Hamilton who helmed four James Bond pictures: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun. Hamilton also directed Force 10 from Nav...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Michael Jai White

BirthDate: November 10, 1967 Michael Jai White may not have the name recognition of Arnie or Sly, however he is still every bit an action legend. Born in New York, he is an accomplished martial artist, holding eight black belts...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Shane Black

Shane Black is the screenwriter of so many classic actioners from the Lethal Weapon movies to The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Monster Squad and The Last Action Hero (I enjoy this movie desp...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Mark Dacascos

BirthDate: 26 February 1964 Mark Dacascos became an actor after being discovered walking down the street in San Francisco’s Chinatown by Chris Lee and Rexall Chin for director Wayne Wang. Though his first scenes en...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Bruce Willis

One of the action genre’s most unlikely of heroes, turns out to be one of its biggest and best! Bruce Willis began his career in the 80’s, with more light-hearted and even comedic turns in wine cooler commercials and eventu...
by Brian M
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Charles Bronson

BirthDate: November 3, 1921 Died: August 30, 2003 I have to admit that I was a late bloomer in my fandom of Charles Bronson; I saw Death Wish years ago but his other films I didn’t catch until a couple of years ago. 10 years ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Happy 70th Birthday Bolo Yeung

Today marks Legend of Action Bolo Yeung’s 70th birthday; he is mostly known for playing villain roles in movies like Bloodsport, Legacy of Rage, Double Impact, Tiger Claws, Ironheart and Enter the Dragon but he also starr...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Menahem Golan (May 31, 1929 – 8 August 2014)

Today is a sad day for action fans as the legendary producer and director Menahem Golan passed away at the age of 85. Golan was the co-founder of The Cannon Group and during the heyday of the genre in the 80’s he brought us t...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Tony Jaa

BirthDate: February 5, 1976 Birth Name: Panom Worawit Tony Jaa pretty much proved himself an instant action legend with Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior in 2003. He is highly skilled in Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, swordplay and gymnastics...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Danny Trejo

BirthDate: May 16, 1944 If ever there’s someone you could call an inspiration it’s Danny Trejo; He was a child drug addict and criminal, in and out of jail for 11 years who would end up finding redemption. While serving tim...
by Eoin Friel