Some of the greatest action movies of all time were created during the 1980s and 90s. And you can't have a great action movie without a great hero to cheer for. So what makes a great action star? Big muscles? A funny catch phrase? A great action star uses a combination of charisma, physicality, and confidence to take you on a journey where he faces incredible odds and life threatening situations. But most importantly, a great action star will make you believe; no matter how crazy or far-fetched the story is. He can jump out of a moving car and roll to safety right before it goes off the cliff. He can fall out of an airplane without a parachute and find a way to land safely. He can jump from a 10-story building and land in a pool right before the bomb goes off. In other words, a great action star can do it all. And in the end; he beats the bad guys, gets the girl, and sends the audience home happy. Over the years these men have entertained us with some of the greatest car chases, shoot outs, and fist fights in movie history. And with the lack of credible action stars currently in Hollywood, it's safe to say- They don't make them like they use to.
October 24, 2013