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50 Best Action and Adventurous Actors

I began my love of actors and actresses by reading my mother's movie magazines. And I still love reading and writing about them.

My Tribute to My Action and Adventure Heroes

This is my tribute to fifty (50) of my favorite actors, as I cherish and acknowledge their talents. My life would be very dull without my action and adventure heroes, my favorite actors, whose talents have enriched my existence.

When one lives in the country many miles from a theater, DVDs are our golden investments. This select group of actors is always welcome in my home and in my life.

I would like to share with you some of the greatest actors and a few of their best movies, in my opinion. What talent and strength these men show, spending many hours each day until the movie's end. Many actors do their own stunts, demanding perfection of their skills.

When I have the time to relax and spoil myself, I put on one of my DVDs of action and adventure films starring 50 of my favorite actors.

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis is a German-born American actor and an icon for action actors. He paved the trail for others to follow in his tracks. He has 128+ credits as an actor. He absolutely astounds me because he has made seven movies and TV series in 2019, making him the "King" of the most movies made by an actor in a single year.

Bruce Willis has proved his title as the King of Action Movies as he takes his fans on adventures to their delight. Hail to the King!

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis


Wrong Place

His Cute Laugh Makes Me Giggle

Where does this man get his energy? Being young at heart and enjoying life with his beautiful wife and daughters. I am so happy for Bruce. I feel he deserves the best because he gives it to his family, friends, and fans. Bruce is a great father to all his children.

I loved his first Die Hard movies on VHS—I admit I watched them so much I wore them out. Now, I need to go shopping for them on DVD.

Bruce has the cutest laugh in his movies; I always giggle when I hear it, like a schoolgirl. He has entertained me over the years and kept my spirits up, especially when I came home from work so tired I felt I was dragging my tail behind me like a sad puppy dog.

But a hot shower and a Bruce Willis movie are the best therapy in the world, and I am looking forward to many more of his movies. So I relax by watching Bruce do his John McClane character. Before the movie is over, he is bloody and dirty, and I always want him to take a shower before the end. Of course I will take him dirty and bloody, and what sane woman would not?

He is the King of my action movies, and he has millions of fans around the world.

Update 2020: Above is the clip from his new movie. And he is still fabulous.

Vin Diesel

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Vin Diesel is a Super Star

Vin's mother, Delora Vincent, and stepfather, Irving H. Vincent, raised him.

He made his first stage appearance in Greenwich Village in a play titled "Dinosaur Door" at the age of seven.

And now that is all history because he has flexed those powerful muscles in his career and personal life as a father and a husband to a beautiful lady—and he looks happy.

So he can add "Father" to his list of accomplishments.

Fast X (2023)

Vin Diesel is a Super Action Actor

Vin Diesel (Mark Sinclair Vincent) was born on July 18, 1967, in New York City.

His multi-talents include being an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director.

Now his career is soaring with his new movies, and I wish him the very best in life. Vin deserves all the happiness and success that life has to offer.

His Fast movies are about racing, and we all enjoy watching him race.

Fast and Furious 6 joined the other great movies in the F&F series. I love action movies, and this one is at the top of my list.

I cannot wait until 2015 to see Fast and Furious 7. Dom and his team are the greatest action-packed, fast-and-furious unit ever.

I, like all the fans, love the voice and movement of Vin in all his movies. He is a man's man and one whom women also love. I know I do.

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Into the Blue

Into the Blue--I have this DVD and I love it

Paul Walker

I will not update this on Paul Walker because I want his fans to read it because it was the last time I could write about his status.

Paul Walker has been in all the Fast and Furious movies and will be in the seventh, which is in production now.

He is the blond with beautiful blue eyes and a slow, sexy smile that grabs the girl’s hearts right away and puts them in his pocket as he spins off in his fast car.

Paul plays Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious movies. He can drive a car like a pro and spin right into the action every time. I cannot wait for #Conner in the Fast and Furious movies. He can drive a car like a pro and spin right into the action every time. I cannot wait for #7, as I will be watching #6 for a while when the DVD comes out.

It's always fun to have DVDs of your favorite movies so you can watch them again and again.

Sadly, Paul died from an auto accident on November 30th, 2013. He is missed by all his fans.

Deep Water Official Trailer (2022)

Ben Affleck


Ben's Argo~Won An Oscar~For Best Picture

I watched the Oscars just to make sure Ben won for his film "Argo."

Here is a man who is multi-talented and works above the high ethical standards he sets for himself. Ben is intelligent enough to excel at what he loves doing.

Ben is a writer, producer, director, and actor all rolled into one, and he challenges himself in every task in his career.

If he is ever overlooked for any award, then the ones giving them out are asinine, and I, as one of his fans, vote to replace them.

I hope this never happens again because Ben Affleck works the hardest and makes the best films for his fans.Actors and directors are given accolades for their accomplishments. Ben Affleck is always a winner.

But his most important role in life is as a husband to Jennifer Garner Affleck and father to three beautiful children, and no amount of money can compensate for that.

I wish him the greatest career and the time to enjoy his family. And I am sure he is abundantly fabulous with his children; an aura of love surrounds him when he is with them.

There are so many movies I love Ben in, but when he played the tough bad guy in "Runner Runner," I hoped he would make more of these types of films.

Ben could still be a model; he is in such good shape, and I believe he is "Mr. Handsome" of Hollywood.

Sylvester Stallone New TV Series

Expendables 4

Bullet to the Head

Bullet to the Head opens February 1, 2013, starring Jimmy Bobo (Sylvester Stallone) and Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang), who have teamed up to get their mutual enemy.

Both lost a partner, and they are out for justice or whatever comes first. A cop and a hitman are out for blood to avenge their partners’ deaths.

When the enemy kidnaps Jimmy’s daughter, it is double vengeance, as Jimmy swears to send them straight to the devil. Jimmy becomes a killing machine as he makes his way to save his child.

Bullet to the Head

The Untouchables

Antonio Banderas

Gerard Butler

Alpha to Omega Order

1. Affleck, Ben

2. Banderas, Antonio

3. Bean, Sean

4. Bronson, Charles

5. Brosnan,Pierce

6. Buscemi, Steve

7. Butler, Gerard

8. Cage, Nicholas

9. Clooney, George

10. Connery, Sean

Liam Neesom

Russell Crowe

Tom Cruise

12. Cruises, Tom

13. Damon, Matt

14. Depp, Johnny

15. Diesel, Vin

16. Downy, Robert

17. Dudikoff, Michael

18. Fishburne, Laurence

19. Gandolfini, James

20. Gibson, Mel

Mel Gibson

21. Hanks, Tom

22. Hauer, Rutger

23. Jackman, Hugh

24. Johnson, Dwayne “The Rock”

25. Lamas, Larenzo

26. Li, Jet

27. Liotta, Ray

28. Lundgren, Dolf

29. Madsen,Michael

30. McQueen, Steve

My Action Heroes

My action heroes just get better with age as they roar across the screen and into our home to delight and entertain us.

Sly Stallone is still looking great, and men in their 30s should take lessons from him. Arnold Schwarzenegger is amazing as he jumps from being a governor to "I'm Back," and yes, he is back, that is for sure, as he blasts his way back into the movies and our lives once again.

Bruce Willis is one of my all-time favorites. This man looks fit and ready for action in any movie he is in. I love you guys and thank you for all the entertainment you provided with each movie you completed.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt~My Tribute

Brad Pitt excelled in Legends of the Fall, which is one of my favorite movies. His character is that of a young, extraordinary man who will do anything for his family. His love for his brothers and his father outshines their emotional connection to each other.

A love he cannot have, and a true love that waits for him, brings him much joy and happiness. He is a brave and true son, a father to his children, and a lover to his wife.

The beautiful scenery and its location—taking note of the era in which the movie was made in a time of the brave and braver a time when boys were expected to mature into men before their years

Brad Pitt --My Favorite Movie

The Patriot

The Patriot is one of my favorite older movies of Steven Seagal's because of the strength of his character as a father, doctor, and family man. He risks his life for his friends and neighbors.

He is the master of his element and the father of the most precious little girl.

I cannot tell you how many times I have watched this movie.

This is from the heart of a father who will go to the ends of the earth for his daughter.

He fights evil and searches for a cure for the lethal virus that threatens the lives of everyone if he does not work fast.

Mel Gibson

Tom Selleck

Kurt Russell

31. Mortensen, Viggo

32. Murphy, Eddie

33. Norris, Chuck

34. Noth, Chris

35. Penn, Sean

36. Pitt, Brad

37. Russell, Kurt

38. Schwarzenegger, Arnold

39. Seagal, Steven

40. Selleck, Tom

Eddie Murphy

Wesley Snipes

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

41. Snipes, Wesley

42. Stallone, Slyvester

43. Slater, Christian

44. Travolta, John

45. Van Damme, Jean Claude

46. Wahlberg, Donnie

47. Wahlberg, Mark

48. Walker, Paul

49. Washington, Denzel

50. Willis, Bruce

Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor

A Tribute to Rod Taylor

A Special Tribute to Rod Taylor for a very special person, Epi-Man

Rod Taylor (born Rodney Stuart Taylor) is an Australian actor who was born in Sydney, Australia, on January 11, 1930. died on January 7th, 2015.

He came to America in 1950 and starred in his first movie in 1951, "Inland with Sturt." And, from one of my favorite films, "101 Dalmatians," in 1961, to his most recent film, "Inglorious Bastards," in 2009, he played Winston Churchill.

Rod Taylor radiated on the silver screen as a very powerful, manly, audacious, energetic, sophisticated, and good-looking actor with a voice like no other. His career blossomed from supporting actor to lead actor very quickly. Rod starred in some very famous films that are still well remembered even after over 50 years and are still talked about all over the Internet today.

Rod played the lead Mitch Brenner in Alfred Hitchcock’s spine-chilling film "The Birds," which my mother thought was one of his greatest roles. And another great film was "The Train Robbers," in which he had a co-starring role with John Wayne. He played many characters on the silver screen and television, with 90 titles to his credit as an actor. He retired from acting in 2007 when Quentin Tarantino talked him into playing Winston Churchill in 2009's The Inglorious Bastards.

Mr. Rod Taylor’s website is:

He retired again at 82 years old, looks great, and still gives interviews. Mr. Taylor makes his home in New York City.

Inglorious Basterds---Rod played Winston Churchill

Inglorious Basterds---Rod played Winston Churchill

Rod Taylor

The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock

Rod Taylor starred with two beautiful women in "The Birds," Tippi Hedren and Suzanne Pleshette. This is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most popular and talked-about movies today. Rumors flourished that Rod and Tippi became lifelong friends after meeting while making this film.

After this movie, no one ignored birds ever again. This is probably a plus for all birds, as people are still making sure they feed and water their winged friends.

Quentin Tarantino and Rod Taylor

I am so happy these two finally got together and had a long talk after admiring each other's work in the entertainment world for a long time. It makes one wonder what kind of greatness Rod could have achieved if he had only been in his 30s and admired by Quentin today.

What action and adventure movies would we be watching now? However, our "Time Machine" broke, and we cannot go back now.

Rod Taylor, we thank you for making films for your fans to enjoy for many years to come.

A Question for Visitors

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2012 Barbara Purvis Hunter


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on January 05, 2015:

Hi Nell Rose,

I loved him in all the Fast and Furious movies. As you can tell I like I like action films. Have a great week.

Bobbi :)

Nell Rose from England on January 05, 2015:

I love Vin Diesel! such a shame about Paul Walker, he was so lovely too. My favorite Rod taylor film had to be The Time Machine, so much better than the remake, great hub Bobbi!

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 15, 2012:


Rod Taylor now has a special tribute you might like to read.

Bobbi Purvis

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 14, 2012:

Hi Debbie,

It is like being in a candy shop---you cannot pick just one---so many loves for so many different reasons. But like you Johnny Depp is in the top ten. His movie The Lone Ranger is coming out in 2013---I cannot wait.

Your Friend,


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 14, 2012:

Hi Epi-man,

I have missed your charming ways and sweet words of your poems we all love. I am trying to be on more---but I try to be available for my 88 year old aunt who is ill---and the love of our family.

I do hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the ones you love.

I always love your visits and kind words.

Good-bye from a overcast Florida,

Bobbi Purvis

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on November 14, 2012:

hey Bobbie.. I love the action figures.. Johnny Depp is my favorite with chuck Norris coming in second.. love denzel Washington..

You name so many great ones.

many blessings


epigramman on November 14, 2012:

What?????? lol - I don't see my 'name' on this list - where is the dashing Billy Buc for he is the Indiana Jones of the Hub - and me - well I am the one and only epi-man - lol

All kidding aside this is an awesome list but now it's time to put one together with the finest ladies of the Hub with you right on top.

I have missed you dear friend so it's always so nice to hook up with you and send you warm wishes and good thoughts from lake erie ontario canada where we sit here on the threshold of winter and the heat is now blowing everyday and night - I am sitting here with my first cup of coffee and listening to Baroque music at lake erie time 10:28am and always wishing for your continued health and happiness - and there is an actor I really liked back in the day from the 60's - Rod Taylor - do you remember him -he was in Hitchcock's The Birds.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 05, 2012:


Great to hear from you. Denzel is in the top ten of my heart---I love his voice and his smile could melt ice. You have a wonderful week.

Bobbi Purvis

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 05, 2012:

Hi Eddy,

It is always great to hear from you and thanks for your kind words. I hope everything is great in your corner of the world.

Bobbi Purvis

Dianna Mendez on November 05, 2012:

All great actors, Bobbi. I would have put 45, Denzel at the top! Love his acting and his character. Good list to have when thinking about the oscars.

Eiddwen from Wales on November 05, 2012:

A brilliant hub Bobbi and here's to so many more to follow.


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 05, 2012:


You too.


Betty (Alawine) Overstreet from Vacaville, Ca. on November 05, 2012:

oh yes, we watch covert also! have a great week!


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 04, 2012:

Hi Betty,

It is great to hear from you. Haven will be great next week I am sure---it left us hanging this week---could it get any stranger? It is one of my favorite shows. And Covert Affairs is great also.

Have a great voting day on Monday.


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 04, 2012:

Hi Paula,

I always love talking to you and I don't know why the email link did not take care of this also.

Have a good voting day.


Betty (Alawine) Overstreet from Vacaville, Ca. on November 04, 2012:

Thanks for the memories of all the greats and I agree with your choice of actors: Nick Cage, Mel Gibson and most of the rest. We watch Haven: it is one of my husbands favorites and I enjoy it too.

Have a great Sunday! And of course, next week!

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 04, 2012:

Hi Paula,

I am happy for your visit and comment. Yes, Denzel has that special smile and a voice from Heaven. Mark I love watching with his expressions and muscles.

It is like a candy store which do I select first---I have no idea because they are unique.

Thanks again,

Bobbi Purvis

Suzie from Carson City on November 04, 2012:

Bobbi....Your list of great adventure actors is filled with the best. In trying to choose a favorite, I had a heck of a time. They are all so uniquely talented in their own special ways......but I do love Denzel and mark wahlberg !

It's always a pleasure to read one of your interesting hubs, Bobbi! and good to see you!

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 03, 2012:


It sounds great to me. You have a wonderful Sunday.


Martin Kloess from San Francisco on November 03, 2012:

We could go to the movie, provided we share the popcorn.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 03, 2012:

It is a great SyFy show. I am a fan and watch every week.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 03, 2012:

I have not seen Haven but I will now. :)

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 03, 2012:

Hi Bill,

Yes I love action, adventure, romance, love, SyFy Channel--Have you watched Haven? I like westerns with Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott and the list goes on.

You have a great weekend.


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 03, 2012:

A great list, Bobbi! I go in streaks with regards to the different genres of cinema; I'll watch action for months and then switch to drama, and then science fiction. I know for a fact I have seen all of these actors over the years.

Have a great weekend.


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