They saved the world, or they saved beautiful women in the 80′s action movies and some of them continue to do so even if they are now 60 years old.
These bad boys were the stars of the 80′s action movies and they are older now. Can we expect something from them now ? Let’s take a look.
This Swedish actor has a black belt in karate and he also has a Ph.D in chemical engineering, a degree he earned in Sweden. He arrived in America when he was offered the negative role in Rocky 4. Then he starred in a few low budget action movies, including The Punisher, Universal Soldier. Lately he starred in a lot of movies that were released directly on DVD. He was, at times, writer and producer. His last notable experience was in The Expendables movie.
The Die Hard star starred in more than 60 movies. 12 Monkeys, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense and Sin City are just a few of Bruce Willis’s best roles. What we know for sure now is that Bruce is getting ready to carry on with the John McClane character in Die Hard 5.
This martial arts master, who created his own fighting style named Chun Kuk Do, appeared in some of the 80′s biggest action movies, like Delta Force or Missing In Action. Then he did the Texas Ranger tv show where he played Walker, a show that did very good on the big screen from 1993 to 2001. He became a pop-culture hero also because of internet phenomenon website Chuck Norris Facts.
Chuck Norris is going to be on the poster of The Expendables 2 movie.
Jean Claude Van Damme
The man also known as “The Muscles From Brussels” reached his peak as an actor in the 80′s and the beginning of the 90′s. Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Double Impact and Time Cop were hit movies. After some really bad movies in the 2000′s, Van Damme turned down a role in The Expendables, a movie that was a box office hit and for this reason Van Damme announced that he is to play a negative role in The Expendables 2.
Star Wars and Indiana Jones were two of the most profitable movie franchises of the 80′s. And this was also because of Harrison Ford. He is considered to be a real box office giant.Even so, not everything he touches turns to gold. The recent Cowboys & Aliens was a disappointment. Ford however continues to be in demand and he receives good roles. Black Hats is one of them, where he is to play the role of Wyatt Earp.
The former Mister Universe left the movie industry in 2003 when he became the Governor of California. He was reelected in 2006 and finished his term in 2010. He dealt with his adultery scandal when he left office. As an actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger is now trying to make a comeback, and he is lured with different projects and proposals. He only sure thing until now is The Last Stand, a modern western.
Expert in Aikido, Seagal became famous in Above The Law and Hard To Kill then he was one of the box office stars for a few years. In 2000 he became the King of straight to dvd movies. In 2009 he was the star of the Steven Seagal: Lawman show where the actor acted like a deputy in the state of Louisiana, and the show broke all audience records. He returned as a action movie star in 2010 when he appeared as a negative character in Machete.
The Dirty Harry star decided to step behind in the camera. He directed The Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River, all Oscar movies, and then he directed Gran Torino, Invictus and Hereafter. He became a Hollywood veteran and his movies are often mentioned during awards ceremonies.
After some not so good movies Stallone returned to the franchises that made him popular, directing, writing and playing the main role in Rocky Balboa ( 2006 ) and Rambo ( 2008 ). Both movies did good, which determined Sylvester Stallone to try The Expendables, a movie that became a international box office hit.
After Braveheart, a movie that received Oscar awards, Gibson directed Passion Of the Christ which was a pretty controversial movie as many said it is too realistic. Then he became the star of some never ending personal dramas, being arrested in 2006. In 2010 he was involved i a scandal with the mother of his child, Oksana. Mel recently did The Beaver, but the movie has not been received as well as Mel wanted.