The Top Action Movie Stars in Our Lifetime

We want to introduce you to our list of top ten action movie stars. Whether you like action movies or not, at one time of your life, you have heard of film classics like The Terminator or Die Hard.

Bruce Willis

The iconic actor is famous for the “Die Hard” franchise, where he plays John McClain. Other movies that he is known for are “Armageddon,” “The Fifth Element,” “Pulp Fiction,” “12 Monkeys,” the “Unbreakable” trilogy, and more. He has a Golden Globe, two People's Choice Awards, and two Emmy Awards under his belt. He is also a singer and received a star in the Hollywood walk of fame in 2006.

Will Smith

Will Smith is of the newer generation of actors, and he has a lot of popular blockbuster films under his belt. For his performance in “The Pursuit of Happiness” and “Ali,” he was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category. Other awards he can be proud of are four Grammy Awards. He was also nominated for five Golden Globe Awards. As Forbes magazine stated, he is one of the most “bankable” actors of our generation.

Sylvester Stallone

Stallone isn't just an actor; he is also a successful director, producer, and screenwriter. You might mostly remember him portraying John Rambo in the “Rambo” franchise and Rocky Balboa in the films for the underground boxer. He is famous for his role in “The Expendables” movies and received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984. He was nominated for numerous awards but only won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor once.

Tom Cruise

Cruise is a very successful actor who received many awards and nominations for his roles. He is mostly famous for the movies “Top Gun,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” and “Magnolia.” Maybe his most famous role would be in the “Mission Impossible” franchise, where he played Ethan Hunt. The actor will be one of the best for years to come, and his 1986 star on the Hollywood walk of fame is evidence of that.

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is a famous actor, stuntman, director, martial artist, and much more. He is known for working in both the Eastern and Western parts of the world, and besides a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he has one on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars as well. He mostly portrays himself in movies, and he is one of the most paid actors in the world.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger is not only a successful actor but also a former politician and bodybuilder, as well. He is well-known for his roles in the “Terminator” franchise, “Commando,” “The Running Man,” “Twins,” and “Kindergarten Cop.” In addition to his Hollywood Walk of Fame star, he has numerous awards and hall of fame's introductions.

Honorable Mentions

We felt that our list was too short so we decided to add a few more names to it:

  • Matt Damon
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Jason Statham
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Denzel Washington
  • Kurt Russell
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Harrison Ford