CST Top 10: Top 10 Action Movie Stars

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Welcome back to the weekly Top 10 list. Each week we come up with a topic, go create our separate lists, and then come together to create a top 10 consensus. This week with Rampage coming out, we decided to do Top 10 Action Movie Stars. Dwayne Johnson is considered one of the biggest movie stars today and can carry almost every film he is in. There are many actors who have defined the action genre throughout film history. This was an exciting list for us to make so without further ado, here we go!

10. Harrison Ford

Starting off the list we have one of the biggest stars ever in Harrison Ford. This man is one of the original movie stars and had his foot in the action door. Everyone knows him from Indiana Jones and Star Wars, but he also has heavy action films like Air Force One. He has also starred as Jack Ryan in multiple films and starred in The Fugitive. Even though Ford is 10 on this list, it is undeniable that he is one of the greatest movie stars ever.

9. Mel Gibson

At number nine, we have Mel Gibson. Gibson really came into stardom in the 90s with multiple action flicks and Braveheart. Probably his biggest action role was as Riggs in the Lethal Weapon films. Many people consider these films to be some of the best action films ever and Gibson helped lead that charge. Gibson really hurt his career when that tape of him was released, but recently his career has started to make a comeback. Mel has made many great action films.

8. Dwayne Johnson

At number eight we have the guy who inspired this list in Dwayne Johnson. The former professional wrestler turned actor has taken the world by storm. Also known as “The Rock” Dwayne has really come into his own recently by reinvigorating multiple action franchises. People go to his movies for him and is the last “movie star” still around. The Fast and Furious and G.I. Joe franchise were elevated when he arrived and now with San Adreas, Central Intelligence, Jumanji, and Rampage, there is no stopping this guy.

7. Bruce Willis

Coming in at number seven is Bruce Willis. He really only has and needs one reason to make this list and that is for Die Hard. People are obsessed with this movie and many consider it to be the greatest action movie of all time. His role as John McClane is iconic and people will always go out to see Die Hard films even though they aren’t making god movies anymore. Hopefully this guy starts trying again and can make a good movie. If we can get that, many people would be so happy.

6. Chuck Norris

Coming in at number six we have a man known only for his action roles in Chuck Norris. This man us so legendary that an Alexa will tell jokes about how awesome he is. I could list off all his action films and legendary roles, but we all know who Chuck Norris is. He is a man that people still look up to and will never let go of. This is Chuck Norris.

5. Bruce Lee

Starting off the top five we have another martial arts legend in Bruce Lee. This man is known for one thing and one thing only and that is his karate. He is a fighter and people today still watch his iconic fights on YouTube and older films. He is a legend in many countries and is known all over the world. Just search Bruce Lee on YouTube if you don’t know who he is and watch his greatest moments.

4. Tom Cruise

Coming in at number four we have probably the greatest movie star ever in Tom Cruise. This man just has that charming charisma that most actors do not and is the reason why his films do so well. His most well-known action role is as Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible franchise and he is still delivering films in that franchise to this day. He does all his own stunts and pushes himself just to please the audience and that doesn’t happen nowadays.

3. Jackie Chan

At number three we have yet another martial arts expert in Jackie Chan. There are many of these guys on this list. Jackie really took the baton from Bruce Lee as a martial arts icon and became a star in of his own. His only advantage is that he has had a longer career then Bruce Lee. Even at an older age, Jackie Chan still does films like The Foreigner where he does heavy action and still does in great.

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Just missing out on the top spot we have a man everybody knows in Arnold Schwarzenegger. This man, along with another, defined the action genre for the 80s and 90s and became a legend as a result. Arnold starred in a film called The Last Action Hero, he knew what he was doing. His most well-known action roles have to be from Predator, the Terminator, and Total Recall. He is a legend and is still going to this day.

1. Sylvester Stallone

At the number one position we have Sly himself Sylvester Stallone. Stallone is the first name you think of when you think of action stars. He is the other person who I was talking about when I mentioned people who defined the 80s and 90s. The man is Rocky and Rambo and today created another action franchise in The Expendables. The man will always be a pioneer for the action genre and is a legend.

So, there you have it! The Top 10 Action Movie Stars of all time. There were many options for this list and so many actors who people hold near to their hearts. Do you agree with our list? What does your list look like? Jump into the comments and let us know. We will see you next week when the Top 10 returns.