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25 Awesomest Action Heroes

Posted on October 26, 2007 by

EW, you’ve done it again.  Hot on the heels of their “50 greatest action movies of all time” comes a look at some of the best characters who have ever dealt out a serious case of smackdown.  Let’s get it on!

25. Toshiro Mifune, Character:  Kikuchiyo, Movie: Seven Samurai

24. Steven Seagal, Character: Casey Rybeck, Movie: Under Siege

23. Sean Connery, Character: James Bond, Movie: Goldfinger

22. Kurt Russell, Character: Snake Plissken, Movie: Escape from New York

21. Anne Parillaud, Character: Nikita, Movie: La Femme Nikita

20. Antonio Banderas, Character: El Mariachi, Movie: Desperado


19. Burt Lancaster, Character: Captain Vallo, Movie: The Crimson Pirate

18. Sylvester Stallone, Character: John Rambo, Movie: First Blood Part II

17.  Tom Cruise, Character: Ethan Hunt, Movie: Mission Impossible III

16. Jean Reno, Charcter: Leon, Movie: The Professional

15. Jackie Chan, Charcter: Wong Fei-Hung, Movie: Drunken Master II

14. Uma Thurman, Character: The Bride, Movie: Kill Bill

13. Errol Flynn, Character: Robin Hood, Movie: The Adventures of Robin Hood

12. Matt Damon, Character: Jason Bourne, Movie: The Bourne Supremacy

11. Bruce Lee,  Character: Lee, Movie: Enter the Dragon

10. Peter Weller, Character: Murphy/Robocop, Movie: Robocop

9. William Holden, Character: Pike Bishop, Movie: The Wild Bunch

8. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Character: T-800, Movie: T2: Judgement Day

7. Chow Yun-Fat, Character: Inspector Tequila, Movie: Hard Boiled

6. Russell Crowe, Character: Maximus Decimus Meridius, Movie: Gladiator

5. Keanu Reeves, Character: Neo, Movie: The Matrix

4. Mel Gibson, Character: Max, Movie: The Road Warrior

3. Harrison Ford, Character: Indiana Jones, Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

2. Sigourney Weaver, Character: Ellen Ripley, Movie: Aliens

1. Bruce Willis, Character: John McClane, Movie: Die Hard

And there you go, Anybody you think should be added, removed, or shifted around let us know through the e-mail or voicemail line.  Just hit the “Contact” tab at the top of the page for all the info or leave a comment on this post.

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