Basically, anyone crammed into … A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed (2006) who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter (... Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. The first list is the American Film Institute’s Top 50 Classic Stars. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. A familiar face to those who stalked… 3. You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.” -– Lee, ‘Enter The Dragon’. Top Action Stars of today. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ... Thomas Jane was born on February 22, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Thomas Elliott. In Entertainment. Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ... “Drinking gives Herculean strength!” –- Wong Fei-hong, ‘Legend of the Drunken Master,’ aka ‘Drunken Master 2’. Some are newcomers, having landed major roles in recent films, including the best action movies of 2012, for example. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ... “My style? Not all of the all-time greatest action stars are men, no no. Smith has been nominated for five Golden ... American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. No wonder I’m still awake.” –- Riddick, ‘Pitch Black’. Ad. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ... Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Dwayne Johnson. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Many people listed here are top action movie stars who starred in some of the greatest action movies of all time. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public ... 2. Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. He was raised in a Catholic household. Jaa studied martial arts at the local ... Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. The enigmatic ... “Get my pies out of the oven!” –- Casey Ryback, ‘Under Siege’ (And every day, in real life). Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Maria P. Everybody loves a good action movie. Among them: Sigourney Weaver, aka … His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power plant employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.... Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ... Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. Not all of the all-time greatest action stars are men, no no. Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ... Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. He attended ... Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ... Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and ... Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar ... Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ... Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His father was of English and ... Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.Walter Bruce ... Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). Current at least compared to the AFI list. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was previously married to Patricia Arquette and Ayesha Hauer. Top 25 Next Generation Action Stars. He is an actor and producer, known for Deep Blue Sea (1999), The Thin Red Line (1998) and The Mist (2007).