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Legends of Action: Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can’t call yourself an action fan and not love Arnold Schwarzenegger. From his humble beginnings in Austria, he discovered bodybuilding and first made a name for himself as one of the best in the business. He would th...
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: 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...
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
 

 
 

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...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Gary Busey

Laugh if you will. (And… ok, I will a little too.) But like it or not, Gary Busey would have to be considered an Action Legend. Want a little proof? Coming right up! It all began in 1987, with an ambitious action film that wo...
by Brian M
 

 
 

Legends of Action: Billy Blanks

Birthdate: September 1, 1955 If you’re a fan of action then you’ll be a fan of Billy Blanks. I first noticed him in the opening scene of The Last Boy Scout back in 1991; then I went back and saw him in Bloodfist and...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Legends of Action: Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren was born Hans Lundgren on the 3rd November, 1957 and is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist but you already know that. What you may not already know is that he is a trained Chemical Engineer and he wen...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

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: 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