Action ArnieAre you the type of individual who enjoys watching action films? Or should I say, any film where person 'A' has to vanquish person 'B' for the sake of objective 'C'? Well, if you are, then you might like to check out the following study that aims to discover which actor is today's ultimate action hero.

You see, not so long ago, our pals over at BetVictor.com decided to find out which action star is the best in the business. In order to do this, though, the first thing they did was to compile a list of popular action stars (from the 70s onwards), and then with that list, evaluate the five highest-rated films for each actor using relevant criteria. This included things like, how many times they've...

  1. Thrown a punch or hit an adversary.
  2. Killed or knocked out a bad guy.
  3. Driven a very fast vehicle.
  4. Used a weapon.
  5. Spoken a catchphrase.
  6. Received a hit.
  7. Cheated death.

In addition to this, BetVictor have also taken into account the combined Box Office total for each actor's top-rated films (all five of them), along with their average Rotten Tomatoes score. Want to know more? Then please check this out and let me know what you think in the comment section below.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Full Name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger / Year They Started Their Career: 1970
Date of Birth: July 30, 1947 / Place of Birth: Thal, Allied-occupied Austria
The Five Top-Rated Films Analyzed: The Terminator (1984), Predator (1987), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Total Recall (1990), and Commando (1985)
Trivia: In 1965, Arnold served in the Austrian Army so he could fulfill the one year service that was required for all 18-year-old Austrian males. While he was there, he also won the Junior Mr. Europe contest.

Jason Statham

Full Name: Jason Statham / Year They Started Their Career: 1993
Date of Birth: July 26, 1967 / Place of Birth: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, UK
The Five Top-Rated Films Analyzed: The Transporter (2002), Furious 7 (2015), Crank (2006), Safe (2012), and The Expendables (2010)
Trivia: Before he became an actor, Jason spent 12 years as a member of the National Swimming Squad, and even competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Bruce Willis

Full Name: Walter Bruce Willis / Year They Started Their Career: 1978
Date of Birth: March 19, 1955 / Place of Birth: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
The Five Top-Rated Films Analyzed: Armageddon (1998), Die Hard 2 (1990), Sin City (2005), Die Hard (1988), and Looper (2012)
Trivia: Bruce Willis was one of the first actors to ever 'act' in a video game. Or should I say, lend his voice, likeness, and charisma to the 1998 third-person action-shooter, ‘Apocalypse’, which was developed by Neversoft.

Jet Li

Full Name: Li Lianjie / Year They Started Their Career: 1982
Date of Birth: April 26, 1963 / Place of Birth: Beijing, China
The Five Top-Rated Films Analyzed: Hero (2002), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Fist of Legend (1994), and Kiss of the Dragon (2001) 
Trivia:  Similar to Jason Statham, Jet Li was also a member of a sports team before he became an actor. Although, in his case, he was a part of the Chinese National Wushu Team who officially demonstrated their style of martial arts to the 37th president of the United States, Richard Nixon, in 1974.

Tom Cruise

Full Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV / Year They Started Their Career: 1981
Date of Birth: July 3, 1962 / Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, USA
The Five Top-Rated Films Analyzed: Mission: Impossible (1996), Jack Reacher (2012), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), and Top Gun (1986)
Trivia: Since he was a child, Tom Cruise suffered from dyslexia and could barely read, but all of that changed when he was introduced to the Church of Scientology who somehow helped him.

Now if you want to see who else BetVictor have added to their all-action list, then please feel free to click here for further information. Otherwise, why not pay them a visit via their official website.  

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