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on 26 Aug 2008 10:29

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The Fathers of Action

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1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Action Movie Count: 21
Most Lethal Character: John Matrix (81)
Weapon of Choice: Automatic Weapons or Skull-splitting Smashes

Muscle Rating: 10/10
Pun Rating: 10/10
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Average listal rating (839 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
2. Sylvester Stallone
Action Movie Count: 26
Most Lethal Character: John Rambo (87)
Weapon of Choice: Unlimited Machine Guns or a Left Hook

Muscle Rating: 10/10
Pun Rating: 8/10
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Average listal rating (2163 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
3. Bruce Willis
Action Movie Count: 18
Most Lethal Character: Korban Dallas (26)
Weapon of Choice: Standard Pistol or Bad Language

Muscle Rating: 8/10
Pun Rating: 9/10
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Average listal rating (198 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
4. Dolph Lundgren
Action Movie Count: 32
Most Lethal Character: Frank Castle (54)
Weapon of Choice: Sharpshooting or Shotgun-force Punches

Muscle Rating: 10/10
Pun Rating: 5/10
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Average listal rating (264 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating
5. Steven Seagal
Action Movie Count: 30
Most Lethal Character: Casey Ryback (34)
Weapon of Choice: Hand-to-Hand or Blades

Muscle Rating: 8/10
Pun Rating: 6/10
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Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
6. Chuck Norris
Action Movie Count: 28
Most Lethal Character: James Braddock (59)
Weapon of Choice: I think the Facts speak for themselves!

Muscle Rating: 7/10
Pun Rating: 1/10

Average listal rating (353 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
7. Jean-Claude Van Damme
Action Movie Count: 30
Most Lethal Character: GR44 (6)
Weapon of Choice: Supreme Roundhouse Kicks or Bad Double Acts

Muscle Rating: 9/10
Pun Rating: 4/10
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Average listal rating (1252 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
8. Mel Gibson
Action Movie Count: 17
Most Lethal Character: William Wallace (33)
Weapon of Choice: Driving or Re-writing history

Muscle Rating: 6/10
Pun Rating: 7/10
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Average listal rating (1607 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
9. Harrison Ford
Action Movie Count: 17
Most Lethal Character: Han Solo (13)
Weapon of Choice: A Good Blaster or a Whip

Muscle Rating: 6/10
Pun Rating: 6/10
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Average listal rating (533 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
10. Kevin Costner
Action Movie Count: 9
Most Lethal Character: Earl Brooks (5)
Weapon of Choice: Feathered Bullets or Talking

Muscle Rating: 5/10
Pun Rating: 3/10
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These Fathers of Action have beeen able to survive through the most outrageous of circumstances and managed to kill more bad guys (or good guys in some cases!) than most real-life wars! Their contributions to the action genre will never be forgotten so lets hope they fade out now with dignity.

Note: Kill Counts are based on the statistics of MovieBodyCounts which are not as extensive as you'd think!

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 27 23:27
Kevin Costner weapon of choice: talking. LOL! Just that in itself is deserving of a vote. ;-)
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Dec 18 19:31
This is quite possibly the best list *sniff* of actors ever conceived.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jan 11 10:23
Steven Seagal is just fat now.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 1 4:04
A lot of these guys aren't even retired. Good list though.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 25 14:02
Great list, but where is Clint Eastwood? He's also a father of action, if you know Dirty Harry.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 8 21:46
By the way where is Sylvester Stallone This days ?
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 9 4:12
Charles Bronson maybe? I realize he doesn't have variety in his profile, but still has kicked a lot of ass.
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Apr 26 4:52
Clint is missing in the list
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Apr 26 17:43
He is a Grandfather of Action pal.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 22 23:11
Great list, KCenturion!
I'm just not convinced Costner really deserves to be amongst this pantheon of action star gods. I mean, the rest of these legends not only paved the way for the 80s-90s blockbuster action flick, but they all have sequels upon sequels of movies devoted to their trademark characters. Costner falls short in this area... he should be omitted! ... and forced to watch Waterworld till he dies!!! LOL!

...but yes, he rocked it hard in Mr. Brooks, although, that wasn't an action film. ;)
Edit: 4 years, 1 month ago
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 12 10:56
Great list & funny to
makes me want to have an action movie night now
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Apr 27 11:18
Bruce Lee? Errol Flynn?
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at May 27 22:57
more ppl pls
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 16 22:32
Besides Asian stars... which there are plenty who were there before even all these, the very first father of american action movies was Cary Grant.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 17 22:32
Steven Seagal's weapon of choice is that wooden stare, kills the audiences.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 5 7:25
"Bad language." That's a good one!
I agree with the others; there's a lot of stars missing here.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 5 9:54
In addition to Clint eastwood and Charles Bronson (who deserves to be included for the Death Wish series alone) I think Lee Marvin would be a good one to add.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Aug 23 16:01
VOTE DOWN...
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Aug 23 16:13
JOHN MATRIX IS THE BEST!

Mel Gibson is a good choice, but his most lethal character was in We Were Soldiers, not Braveheart. But, maybe he did kill more people in Braveheart. Braveheart is the best movie EVER.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Oct 14 9:40
They don't make them like this anymore!!
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Oct 14 18:06
Kurt Russell

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