Top 10 Action Movie Stars

The Top Ten
1 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

Arnie is the BEST, he has done so many great films like Terminator 1&2, Predator, Commando, Total Recall, Conan the Barbarian and The Running Man to name a few. He was a big icon for his time. And aren't we forgetting those awesome one liners that he spews out in every film he's in. Arnold is the best, period!

The only truly believable action star who you could see taking on a bunch of bad guys at once, a whole army base single handed or defeating an alien from another planet! See True Lies, See Running Man, Commando, Predator. Or almost any of his action films! Plus probably the best one liners ever!

The only good action films Stallone did are First Blood, Demolition Man, and Cliffhanger. Schwarzenegger did Conan the Barbarian, the Terminator, Commando, the Running Man, Predator, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and True Lies.

Watch his performance in the first Terminator, and you'll see how great of an actor he really is. He did a great job as the Terminator. He also did True Lies, Kindergarten Cop, and Terminator 2. He's one of my favorites.

2 Sylvester Stallone Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer.

They got this one right - Sly and Arnold are clearly the top 2. The reason why I think Sly tops the list is because he himself created the 2 most iconic action movie characters of all time (Rocky and Rambo). He created the characters and wrote the movies. And his career has spanned so long, over 40 years, and he's STILL making great action movies. He's the king of the series. The Rocky Character is still going strong, and he was so smart to switch over to "Creed", it's a spinoff of the rocky movies, and his character is still relevant. He has another Rambo coming out, as well. And the resent Rocky/Creed and Rambo movies have been great. Then he created the "Expendables" series, and those were great too. And Escape plans. Great movies like Cliffhanger, Assassins, Judge Dredd, Demolition man, Daylight, Cobra, Get Carter, Escape Plan, Over the top, Tango and Cash.. the list goes on

How on Earth by the name of Jesus Christ, Sylvester Stallone isn't THE #1!? Are you INSANE!? He is the BEST among the BEST & I don't think there won't be any Mortal being for Centuries to match the Epic, Legendary Caliber of the Greatest Action Star & Physical Movie-star of the History of Mankind!

Come on man bruce willis never deserves to be up their at the top. I agree he s a superb action hero but the main things in which he falls behind is his body. He can never compete with sylvester stallone or arnold. Must be sylvester at top and arnold following him. After that anyone comes they all are kids

I don't know about the rest of the order but they definitely have the best correct with Stallone being #1. How anyone can think any different amazes me but everyone's entitled to their own opinion. I don't think anyone has even put out more action films then Stallone. Will deserves his spot at number one. KiViRo

3 Bruce Willis Walter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is a retired American actor, producer, and singer.

Well I must admit sly is one of the greatest action star among others such as arnold, jakie chan and bruce lee but I consider bruce willis the best, he has something that makes you like him, he is suited for action.In all his film bruce is an average normal guy but he still manage to kick some ass.Bruce willis shows the power that common man can exert and to never underestiate anyone no matter who they are.

He's definitely one of my favorites. His greatest performance is in Die Hard. He has many great one-liners that I use often, and he stars in many other flicks that I enjoyed.

Die Hard, Twelve Monkeys, Fifth Element, The Sixth Sense, etc.

Bruce is not only great in action films, he is a great actor all around.

Sly No1? No man who tweets like a bratty, miserable little girl, deserves any spot in this list..
Bruce is in a league of his own..

4 Jason Statham Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver.

He should be number 1, but at least he's in the list. I really like his acting and think he should at least be in the number 3 spot. The others are a little too old to be acting out some of the scenes they are in, but I respect them as actors, and as well as people. There are a lot of good actors.

Jason Statham is a badass in real life and in movies! He does his own stunts and fight scenes and he is a triple black belt! He's like a mixture of Bruce Willis and Bruce Lee! Have you ever seen Homefront!? Until you have, YOU HAVEN'T LIVED!

Hey, Jason Statham is the best actor in action field. I kinda like this guy a lot, so he is prolly my favourite actor overalls. Cheerio. Vote, vote for him.

Jason Stathm is the WORLDMOST Hollywood Action SuperStar.
I am the Greatest fan of him.
Why he is in Rank 4? He should be in Rank 1 position in this list. Because He deserves Rank 1# in this top action list

5 Jackie Chan Chan Kong-sang known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself, in the cinematic more.

Jackie is the top contender period. On pure merit alone he's been doing movies before sly arnold or willis.. And has written produced and flimmed 90% of those movies. Arnold has done 3and they all sucked sly did one and it was ok? Willis at least can talk and act id watch a movie with him before the other two.. But J.C. you have to give it to him on action alone he is the best real life action star of our time and he obviously isn't a fake cgi created action hero like all the others. He falls down skyscrapers in real life shooting his movies not stunt doubles or recreated sets in a studio or cgi. Name one o
F those top 3 that do that?

Jackie Chan deserves #1 because he's the only Action star that does his own stunts, almost died in the process many times, and does it well! Sly just runs around with his guns, shoots stuff, look big, and sound big like many others while having a stunt double do all their dirty work. Jackie doesn't need to look big or sound big because his action is bigger than cheesy one-liners! When it comes to hardcore action, Jackie is number 1!

He is amazing. I feel like all the white and black people get more credit then us Asians. Jackie changes that. UnLike other action stars, he doesn't need special effects during fighting scenes. He actually knows how to fight, which is different than most other actors, who rely on editing.
He was my favorite movie star ever since I was nine, and he forever will be. Keep voting Jackie!

Greatest action star ever and it's no contest. Like Buster Keaton spliced with Bruce Lee, Jackie wins on the sheer amount of truly great action he has committed to the silver screen. The joyful insanity and sheer fluid grace of his fights never fail to astound. Schwarzenegger or Stallone? They are not fit to touch the hem of his lowliest garment. #1 now and always.

6 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often more.

Come on guys, bruce lee has to be number 1. It was he who made action movies, martial arts movies famous. If bruce wouldn't have been there, the world wouldn't have ever heard of all these guys mentioned in the list... He is the god of action... Undoubtedly the greatest martial artist of all time... Probably the greatest superstar who ever lived... All these guys just kids before bruce lee...

Bruce Lee is best martial artist in the world. He fights like no other people in the world. His films are major box office success. He is inspiration for millions of people he should be no1 he is known throughout the world.

Can't believe anyone would not vote Bruce Lee number 1. He tops athletic ability, charisma and influence over anyone in films let alone in action movies and he only made 4 films.

Bruce Lee is epic. At school, it took a survey of who was better: Bruce Lee or Stan Lee and Bruce Lee won!

7 Harrison Ford Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the titular character of the Indiana Jones film series.

Handsome and cool. He isn't a super muscle man that ordinary people will never be, he's the cool guy that always gets the girl. Every man wants to be him (and in our minds we are! )

He does his own stunts and in my opinion is easily the best actor of all time!

Legendary man this is. mr hahn solo. indiana Jones himself.He means so much to the world.
with that being said. Vin Diesel should not be here, if talent was the force, Vin Diesel would be the poop of a storm trooper

He's Indiana Jones and Han Solo for crying out loud!

8 Tom Cruise Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor and producer. He has received various accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.

Me and my dad are fans of Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves. I think they should put those two stars together in a popular action movie.

Tom Cruise is the best. He should be at least Top 3. He do his own stunts. Mission Impossible Series. Edge Of Tomorrow. Top Gun Jack Reacher etc

Love Tom Cruise, man, but I just don't see Him as an action star, per say. A star, yes. A star who makes action movies, yes. But an 'action' star, no.

Why is tom cruise 14th place he would be at least 5th. have you even SEEN his real hanging onto an airplane stunt because that takes some balls

9 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. more.

Great actress, and very good in action movies!

Why do people like her so much?!

She is the one

10 Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

No doubt the greatest wrestler that turned actor of all time. He might not be number 1 but he surely deserves a spot on this list.

The king and also the coolest actor always great with his fans.

14 Are you Kidding me... I Mean damn it He Is Dwayne!

Lots of muscle. Too bad he can't act.

The Contenders
11 Mel Gibson Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.

Lethal Weapon alone should have Him in top 5. Throw Mad Max into the mix, not to mention Braveheart, and I am calling bull all over this one.

A spoiled brat. It is hard to watch his movies.

Deserves no.2 to sylvester in my opinion, sorry the rocky movies and creed+rambo just goes off the chart but mel gibsons lethal weapon and mad max gets him through to no.2

12 Kurt Russell Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s. more.

Soldier say no more

13 Jean Claude Van Damme

I am not sure of elsewhere, but here in India, in 80s and 90s Van Damme became the most popular star from Hollywood after the release of Bloodsport. He was as big a name as Stallone and Schwarzneger. He was the favourite of at least 3 among 5 people.

Come on people, JCVD deserves to be in top 5. The man is a low rent Stallone, sure, but come on, those spits alone catapults Him much higher.

What a legend back in the 90's. Van Damme should punch Vin Diesel in the face. because Vin Diesel is a joke of an action star.

JC was a force to be reckoned with in the 90's. And now, 12 years after his peak, we're now learning the guy has some serious acting chops (see: JCVD).

14 Liam Neeson Liam John Neeson, OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur.

It would be better to recast the expendables with better directors and better action stars. Tom cruise to replace Sylvester Stallone. Liam Neeson to replace Jason statham

Liam neeson should be in top 10. He trained batman and Jedi. He killed gang/mafia members. If he doesn't deserve to be in top 10 then no one deserves it.

Trained Batman and some Jedi, and still people try to mess with him?

Great action star, and also a great Classic actor.

15 Keanu Reeves Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise.

Another one of my favorites. He did a decent job in Point Break, and did a great job in Speed. However, his greatest performance is without question, The Matrix. Which is one of my Top 10 favorite movies of all time.

Keanu has to be by far in top 5 actors. He's very commited to his acting, has a lot of great skills. He can play any role he wants. He's that good.

Wow, what is he doing here? He must be in the top 20 and Liam Neeson too. Keanu Reeves was so badass in John Wick.

What the heck he doing in 30th place...

16 Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

I find it appalling that Clint isn't gaining recognition here, he's still and always will be the greatest Hollywood badass.

The man himself is a great legend. Never fails to amaze me.

Clint Eastwood ain't belong on these list since he old.

17 Sean Connery Sir Thomas Sean Connery (August 25, 1930 - October 31, 2020) was a retired Scottish actor and producer who had won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He was best known for playing James Bond (James Bond Series), Jim Malone (The Untouchables), and Dr. Henry Jones Sr. (Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade)

your mission is to take out the prime minister of fake action stunts and terrible acting. He won't be hard to miss. He looks like a mutated potato and goes by the name Vin Diesel

My favorite James Bond - yes, even before Pierce Brosnan, but overall a very very good actor.

He's James Bond, and always will be. Sets every woman's heart a flutter.

Sean should be in top five...

18 Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and physical transformations for his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Forbes magazine more.

Batmans awesome. Where is heath ledger on the list? Easily best movie of all time is dark knight and Christian bale is the lead!

My favorite actor of all time.

He is the back bone of the action movies..he should be in the top 3 rank

19 Kate Beckinsale Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is a British actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at the University of Oxford. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold more.

Very talented in action movies ( Underworld, Van Helsing, Total recall, Whiteout ) and on top of that very talented in every other kind of role like dramas, comedies, suspence. This beautiful actress deserves to move up on this list!

She is badass in underworld +she is drop dead gorgeous! She should be in the top ten at least

OH yea she is so beautiful, and talented. please remove Vin Diesel, he's a stupid potato face smugg tool.

20 Vin Diesel Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.

Vin Diesel is just amazing. He nails every role he plays. And he's gorgeous.

He was more awesome voicing as Groot rather than acting in Furious. I still like him in Furious.

Love him I have a question vin diesel has the best lines he's strong very very funny why isn't he #1

He should be number 1

21 Milla Jovovich Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, model and musician.
22 Chuck Norris Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American actor and martial artist. He is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo. After serving in the United States Air Force, Norris won many martial arts championships and later founded his own discipline Chun Kuk Do. Shortly after, in Hollywood, Norris trained celebrities in martial arts. Norris went on to appear in a minor role in the spy film The Wrecking Crew (1969). Friend and fellow martial artist Bruce Lee invited him to play one of the main villains in Way of the Dragon (1972). While Norris continued acting, friend and student Steve McQueen suggested him to take it seriously. Norris took the starring role in the more.

Chuck norris had sex in a semitruck. A single sperm cell came on the seat. That truck is now known as optimus prime.

If you don't vote Chuck Norris up he's going to roundhouse kick you in the face.

The Law always wins because Chuck Norris is the Law.

Chuck norris should be number 1!

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24 Jet Li Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing.

Actor, may be not that much, but action? Oh yeah he knows how to do that. He's got so awesome martial arts style and executes them so freakishly well. I like his style more than Jackie, no offense. He's more brutal, interacts with more people in combat scenes. And remember he doesn't have only Hollywood movies, got a lot good old Chinese too.

Jet Li should be in top tens. Those who are saying that he can't act go watch fearless first. He is a total package.

Jet li action is style his the unique.

My favorite action star

25 John Wayne Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.
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