HARDEST ACTION HEROES IN MOVIE HISTORY
Added on: 26th Oct 2016
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt is a senior field ops agent
for the IMF, an elite, top-secret espionage and covert
operations agency that handles dangerous and
highly sensitive international missions that have
been deemed “impossible.”
Inspector Chan Ka-Kui is the main protagonist in the
Police Story film series and the role that made Jackie Chan
famous in the West. Never again has an actor ever done
so many stunts by himself only so he can catch the bad guys.
Wesley Snipes as Daywalker is half-human, half-vampire and
all action as he puts his fellow creatures of the night in their
place. Additionally, he does not burn in direct sunlight
(that’s why they call him the Daywalker after all), which means
that he can continue kicking and punching during daytime too.
Casey Ryback is a decorated former Navy SEAL who,
after striking a superior officer, was bumped down to
cook on the battleship Missouri. When the Missouri is
about to celebrate its last trip at sea, it is taken over
by terrorists who quickly discover that you should
never underestimate the chef!
This is the type of story that would fascinate every nerd around
the world. Before he became Neo and escaped the Matrix,
Thomas Anderson was a geeky computer programmer.
Once he takes the magical pill and discovers the
truth he becomes our saviour.
Arguably the most sophisticated and intelligent action hero
of our generation, Matt Damon as Jason Bourne was part
of a project called Treadstone, in which agents were turned
into the ultimate assassin. He was shot while on a mission
and lost his memory, which sets up the background to
the first movie. His memory loss is a form of amnesia
where he forgets his name and much of his past, but
retains his kinetic reflexes, which allows him to do
what he does best!
I know what some of you are probably thinking: King Leonidas
isn’t an action hero but a historical figure, right? How many
of you knew him before Zack Snyder made him one of the
baddest warriors we have ever seen on the big screen, huh?
One could really argue that Dirty Harry is one of the very first
true action heroes in movie history but we won’t put our
two cents into this debate especially when someone
like Chuck Norris will be on the list.