Back in the ’80s and ’90s there was no shortage of thrilling, butt-kicking and all around bad-a– films to be had thanks to stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagul, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme. While many of them are still gracing the big screen, they have noted the end to their Rambo, Terminator and Die Hard days with The Expendables franchise and fans of the action-hero will notice a definite lacking in that area nowadays. Gone is the muscle bound, man of few words hero who has been replaced by the sarcastic underdog type, but there are a few who are trying to fill that space. Here are the best “new” action movie stars.
11. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is an oddity when it comes to stardom, you either hate him or you love him and his non-imposing figure doesn’t instill the same sort of “I’d follow this guy into battle” attitude that guys like Schwarzenegger do. Regardless he has starred in numerous action flicks such as the Mission: Impossible franchise, Top Gun and Minority Report and with the fifth Mission: Impossible getting set to hit theatres, he’s keeping the classic action movie alive.