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Poll: The International Godfathers of Action

These actors did a quite good job on the action genre. They are icons in their own way of being an action movie star. No matter if it's about war, man to man combat, science fiction or what ever - all of them are known for their work. Which of these well trained, muscle packed fellows is your lead actioner? Give us the gym results here.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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    Sylvester Stallone and Brian Dennehy in First Blood (1982)

    Action icon: Sylvester Stallone Movies: First Blood (1982), Nighthawks (1981), Cobra (1986), Lock Up (1989), Demolition Man (1993) Born in New York City, New York, USA
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    Denzel Washington in Training Day (2001)

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    Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988)

    Action icon: Bruce Willis Movies: Die Hard (1988), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Last Man Standing (1996), Mercury Rising (1998), 16 Blocks (2006) Born in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
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    Wesley Snipes in Blade (1998)

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bolo Yeung in Bloodsport (1988)

    Action icon: Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies: Bloodsport (1988), Timecop (1994), Sudden Death (1995), Legionnaire (1998), Lionheart (1990) Born in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium
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    Jason Statham in Crank (2006)

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    Dwayne Johnson in Skyscraper (2018)

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    Donnie Yen in Hero (2002)

    Action icon: Donnie Yen Movies: Hero (2002), Ip Man (2008), Ip Man 2 (2010), Ip Man 3 (2015), Iron Monkey (1993) Born in Canton, China Suggested by blackbolt-3
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    Bruce Lee in The Way of the Dragon (1972)

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    Jet Li in Hero (2002)

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    Jackie Chan and Chris Penn in Rush Hour (1998)

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    Tony Jaa in Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

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    Vin Diesel and Chad Lindberg in The Fast and the Furious (2001)

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    Keanu Reeves in John Wick (2014)

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    Tom Cruise, Kick Gurry, and Tony Way in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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    Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon (2016)

    Action icon: Mark Wahlberg Movies: Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Shooter (2007), Lone Survivor (2013), Deepwater Horizon (2016) Born in Dorchester, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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    Will Smith in Independence Day (1996)

    Action icon: Will Smith Movies: Bad Boys (1995), Independence Day (1996), Enemy of the State (1998), I, Robot (2004), I Am Legend (2007) Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Suggested by blackbolt-3
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    Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV (1985)

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    Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon (1987)

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    Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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    Kurt Russell in Escape from New York (1981)

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    Vincent Cassel in Dobermann (1997)

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    Benicio Del Toro in Sicario (2015)

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    Jean Reno in Léon: The Professional (1994)

    Action icon: Jean Reno Movies: Léon: The Professional (1994), Ronin (1998), Mission: Impossible (1996), 22 Bullets (2010), The Adventurers (2017) Born in: Casablanca, French Protectorate of Morocco [now Morocco]
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    Hugo Weaving in The Matrix (1999)

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    Antonio Banderas in Assassins (1995)

    Action icon: Antonio Banderas Movies: Assassins (1995), Desperado (1995), Security (2017), The Expendables 3 (2014), The Mask of Zorro (1998) Born in: Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
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    Sean Connery in Goldfinger (1964)

    Gentleman icon: Sean Connery Movies: Goldfinger (1964), Medicine Man (1992), Meteor (1979), Outland (1981), The Untouchables (1987) My action is more gentleman like (Betty white option) Born in Edingburgh, Scotland, UK

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