Action movie stars are the heroes and heroines who get our adrenaline pumping. Early action stars include Douglas Fairbanks, the swashbuckling adventurer of the 1920s and '30s; John Wayne, the famous gunslinger of the 1940s and '50s; and Sean Connery, who played the debonair spy Bond—James Bond—in the 1960s. By the 1970s, however, a new maverick action star had hit the silver screen, with rogue cops played by Steve McQueen in Bullitt and Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, as well as the military mercenary Rambo (Sylvester Stallone). By the 1980s, action movies were literally exploding on screen, with big budgets and big stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard), leading to today's action-packed blockbusters. Here's a look at some of Hollywood's most famous action movie stars, who have kicked some major butt on the big screen.
The ‘New York Times’ published a piece on Uma Thurman accusing not only Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault but claiming her ‘Kill Bill’ director Quentin Tarantino forced her to do a car stunt that resulted in injuries, spat in her face and strangled her with a chain.
Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. “The Rock”) premiered the trailer for his new movie, ‘Skyscraper,’ at the 2018 Super Bowl. The movie, in theatres July 13, features Johnson as a former FBI agent now in charge of security for skyscrapers in Hong Kong and features explosive high-wire stunts.
Academy Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for playing 007 in the first James Bond spy movies. He has also starred in an array of other projects, including 'Robin and Marian,' 'The Name of the Rose,' 'The Untouchables,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.'
Halle Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in 'Monster's Ball,' becoming the first African-American woman to win the honor. She has starred in films including 'Swordfish,' 'Die Another Day,' 'Gothika,' the 'X-Men' film franchise and 'Kidnap.'
Roger Moore was a British actor best known for playing James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. He passed away at the age of 89 this week, following a "short but brave battle with cancer," according to his family.