Everyone loves a good action movie, that’s just a way of life. But who are the best action heroes? I’ve often wondered because clearly I have nothing better to do, and now I’ve decided to provide you all with a personal top 5 favourites. Martial art starts will not appear in this list because it’s worthy of its own top 5.

5. Clint Eastwood

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Star of the Dollars Trilogy and all round badass, his on screen roles may be in the past but he continues on as one of the finest directors around. Eastwood is a star in one of the most iconic scenes of all time.

I think that says enough about his inclusion on this list.

4. Sigourney Weaver

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Star of the Alien and Avatar franchises, what makes her roles even more impressive is that they came at a male dominated casting type, well it will always be a male dominated casting type but she’s trying to break the mould and god bless her for that!

3. Bruce Willis

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IMDB has the perfect opening sentence for Bruce Willis so I’m copying it “Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films” he also brought the phrase Yippee Ki Yay Mother Fucker to the world and I’m all kinds of okay with this. His acting reel speaks volumes to his inclusion on this list.

2. Sylvester Stallone

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Yo Adrian! I did it! I assume all those years ago he meant he made it on to this list, I mean, what else could it have been about? Star of the Rocky movies, a quick question for you all, is he better actor or writer? before you answer check out the movies he’s written.

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The king of the catchphrases, oh I hope that nickname sticks. It really couldn’t have been anyone else, Terminator, Predator, The Running Man and lest we forget his greatest accomplishment Twins. He might be past his best but seeing him on the big screen still fills me with joy, and personally I can’t wait for the next Expendables movie, they might just be the perfect “popcorn” movie, and by popcorn movie I mean it’s an easy watch with a simple plot and lots of action.

 

Well that’s my list! let me know what you think in the comments section below or on Twitter @nerdhubonline