Legends of Action: Sam Peckinpah

Birthdate: 21 February 1925 Died: 28 December 1984 Sam Peckinpah is one of the most influential and important directors in action movie history. He essentially reinvented the Western with classics such as The Wild Bunch a...
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Legends of Action: Al Leong

If ever there’s a man who deserves a nod of respect it’s Al Leong. Sure, his name isn’t as well known as Arnie or Sly but he has been in practically all of the best action movies of all time. How’s this ...
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Legends of Action: Michael Dudikoff

BrithDate: October 8, 1954 If ever there’s a man who NEEDS to be in Expendables 3, it’s Mr. Dudikoff. The American Ninja himself was actually a model before he became an actor and started off doing a fashion show in...
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Legends of Action: Clint Eastwood

The man, the myth, the legend. If you do not worship at the altar of Clint, then you are an old man and a fool! Dirty Harry. Need I say more? Well, alright then if you insist. Dirty Harry is arguably my all time favourite movie...
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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: 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...
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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: Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves didn’t start off as your typical action star and has tried to avoid being labelled as such, however he has always had a knack for choosing really interesting projects. His first major action role was in the class...
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Deathstroke: The Best Villain on Television

I don’t think I’ve seen a cooler villain on TV in the past few years than Deathstroke AKA Slade Wilson in the CW’s Arrow. Played to perfection by Manu Bennett, as soon as he walks on screen he owns the role. I...
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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...
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