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: Jason Statham

Today is Jason Statham’s 48th birthday so I thought as a tribute I’d update his Legends of Action post for 2015. Jason Statham was a former swimmer and street hustler; discovered by Guy Ritchie, who gave him his fir...
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Legends of Action: Mickey Rourke

BirthDate: September 16, 1952 At first glance, you may think, Mickey Rourke? Has he done that many action movies? Why yes he has; in the late 80’s he starred in a few sexy movies like 9 & 1/2 Weeks and Wild Orchid but...
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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...
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Legends of Action: Jeff Speakman

Jeff Speakman hasn’t been in that many films but I think he’s certainly earned the title of “Action Legend”. His roles in The Perfect Weapon, The Expert and Street Knight proved that he had what it took to be an action ...
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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...
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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...
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Legends of Action: Gary Daniels

Birthdate: 9 May 1963 Gary Daniels was born in London, England and was inspired as a child by Bruce Lee. He would grow up to score 34 knockout victories, and become a World Light-heavyweight Kickboxing Champion. Daniels would g...
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Legends of Action: John McTiernan

BirthDate: January 8, 1951 To celebrate his release from prison I figure there’s no better day than today to pay tribute to one of the greatest action directors of all time: John McTiernan. McTiernan is the man who dire...
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Legends of Action: James Cameron

Now here is a man who needs no introduction; in fact, he’s no man; he is a LEGEND. I consider Cameron to be the greatest action director of all time.  He has created so many classic action movies that it’s hard to ...
by Eoin Friel