These Are The Greatest Action Stars of All Time

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Actors who are best known for their roles in action movies have a very specific "star quality" about them. From big action stars who walk away from explosions to martial artists who've spent years mastering the craft, these are the best action movie actors out there.

Linda Hamilton

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Don't Mess With Linda

Her portrayal as the futuristic cyborg slayer in Terminator 2: Judgment Day is among the best action roles of all time. She also did some pretty good things in the action-thriller Dante's Peak. She ended up making it big in Black Moon Rising in 1986.

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The More You Know

  • In the movie 'The Hangover', no effects or prosthetics were created for Stu's missing tooth. Actor Ed Helms never had an adult incisor grow, and his fake incisor was taken out for the parts of filming where Stu's tooth is missing.
  • During the filming of Star Trek (2009), Zachary Quinto could not manage to properly do the Vulcan salute. Eventually, J.J. Abrams had to glue his fingers together in order for Quinto to do it correctly.
  • The filming of 'The Godfather' was disrupted by an actual Mafia member, Joe Colombo. Producer Al Ruddy met with him and reviewed the script, striking the word "Mafia" completely from the movie. Colombo and his pals also managed to elbow their way into casting and ended up as extras in the film.
  • The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the movie.
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