James Garner (1928 – 2014)

Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” has died, police said. ...
by Alex Paul
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Isaac Florentine

If you’re an action movie/martial arts fan then I’m sure this name will be ringing some bells. Isaac Florentine has directed Undisputed 2 & 3, Ninja and The Shepherd: Border Patrol amongst many others. The first...
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: 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
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Matthias Hues

Matthias Hues has been working in the action genre for over 20 years and frankly he’s barely aged a day. Instantly recognizable for his long blonde hair and huge frame, he is always an imposing figure on screen and his fi...
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: Bruce Lee

Born: November 27 1940-Died July 20, 1973 How on Earth have I not written a Legends blog about the most iconic martial arts star of all time? Well, better late than never. Bruce Lee only starred in a handful of movies but his l...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Sean Connery

Born: August 25, 1940 From: Edinburgh, Scotland   Sean Connery has appeared in over 85 films in his storied career. For the first ten years of his career he appeared mostly in television films and series. But in 1962, he w...
by Brian M
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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