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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...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

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 ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson

Birthdate: September 10, 1954 Don Wilson is an 11-time kickboxing world champion who has scored 47 knockouts in four decades; he’s also a European Martial Arts Hall of Famer and an action film actor. He has proven himself...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Hans Zimmer

Birth Date: 12 September 1957 An action movie is nothing without a kick ass music score and few people come close to the legend that is Hans Zimmer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including The Lion King (1994), Crim...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Antoine Fuqua

With the rather awesome new action thriller The Equalizer coming soon to theatres, I thought it would be a good time to pay tribute to the director behind the movie: Antoine Fuqua. I was at a screening of The Equalizer with Den...
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
 

 
 

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: 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...
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: 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