The Aroundtable is proud its latest series entitled The Greatest Action Heroes. So here we go with some of the most pivotal actors in the action genre.
Best Movies: Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Nighthawks (1981), First Blood (1982), Rocky III (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) Cobra (1986), Tango & Cash (1989), Cliffhanger (1993), Demolition Man (1993), Cop Land (1997), Rocky Balboa (2006), Rambo (2008), The Expendables (2010). THE Expendables 2 (2012).
Honorable Mentions: Bullet to the Head (2012), Escape Plan (2013)
With over five decades in the business, there is little doubt that the name Stallone has become synonymous with the action movie genre. If there was a Mount Rushmore for action movie heroes, his face would be carved in it.
Sylvester Stallone gets on the Aroundtable’s list of greatest action heroes for three reasons. First, he created two of the genre’s most iconic characters: John Rambo and Rocky Balboa. Second, is his unwavering dedication to the action genre by contributing on all three major fronts: writing, acting and directing. Third, Stallone has one of the greatest “heroic” physiques in Hollywood history.