Legends of Action: Mel Gibson

BirthDate:  January 3, 1956 Mel Gibson first rose to fame as “Mad Max” Rockatansky but would go on to be known for another role as the “Lethal Weapon” Martin Riggs. Gibson started his action career off...
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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...
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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: Steve Austin

Everyone knows Steve Austin began his action career as a wrestler with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and most famously, the WWE. He was forced to retire from wrestling in early 2003 du...
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Rachel Ticotin: An Underrated Badass

Rachel Ticotin may not be an A-list name but you’ve seen her in some of the best action movies of all time; I’ve always found she really sticks out in the movies she’s in as she is a master of playing tough women who are ...
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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...
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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: 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...
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Legends of Action: Paul Verhoeven

I consider Paul Verhoeven one of the greatest action directors of all time and frankly I miss his presence in Hollywood. A new Verhoeven movie has always been a big event for me and he really excelled when he was doing large sc...
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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 ...
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