50 Oldest Action Heroes

Still badass

Dwayne Johnson

The Action Hero: The youngest man on the list is still a relatively mature forty years of age, proof if any were needed that action movies are increasingly an older man's game.

Current Age: 40

Most Recent Film:
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Still Got It? Yes, of course. He's mainly on the list as a point of comparison really…

Terry Crews

The Action Hero: Probably the most pumped-up of the Expendables gang, Crews can now be seen playing either buffed-up action men or appearing in against-type comic turns. Either way, he's got charisma to burn…

Current Age: 44

Most Recent Film: The Expendables 2 (2012)

Still Got It? Yep, as both a source of chuckles and explosions.

Will Smith

The Action Hero: Having made his name as a family-friendly comedy rapper, Smith carved out a big-screen niche for himself as the loud-mouthed star of grand-scale action spectaculars such as Independence Day and Men In Black .

Current Age: 44

Most Recent Film: Men In Black 3 (2012)

Still Got It?
Yep, although he's also passed the baton on to his son, Jaden. Both of them will be starring in After Earth , later this year.

Daniel Craig

The Action Hero: Undoubtedly the most physical bond, Craig's scowling charisma was the perfect way to bring the venerable old spy bang up to date. Long may he continue.

Current Age: 44

Most Recent Film: Skyfall (2012)

Still Got It? Craig played on his advancing years artfully in Skyfall , to create his most vulnerable portrayal of Bond to date. For our money, it was also his finest.

Jason Statham

The Action: One-time market trader turned unlikely action hero, Statham has become one of the hottest properties in the world of action movies.

Current Age: 45

Most Recent Film: The Expendables 2 (2012)

Still Got It? He's probably the number one action star in Hollywoodtoday, so yes, we'd say so!

Vin Diesel

The Action Hero: The bald-bonced star of long-running action franchises Fast & Furious and Riddick , neither one of which looks in any danger of slowing down.

Current Age: 45

Most Recent Film: Fast & Furious 5 (2011)

Still Got It? Hell yeah, as anyone who has witnessed that bone-crunching scrap with The Rock can testify.

Robert Downey Jr.

The Action Hero: The laconic star of the Iron Man franchise. Genius, playboy, billionaire philanthropist, etc.

Current Age: 47

Most Recent Film: The Avengers (2012)

Still Got It? Of course! he's about to go round three in the Iron suit later this year...

Clive Owen

The Action Hero: Scowling brit actor was once touted as the next James Bond. while that ship may have sailed, he certainly does scowling badassery as well as he ever did.

Current Age: 48

Most Recent Film:
Shadow Dancer (2012)

Still Got It? You would think so, although we haven't seen him in a straight action role for a while now…

Ray Stevenson

The Action Hero: A dependable British action man, who memorably cranked the violence up to 11 in Punisher: War Zone.

Current Age: 48

Most Recent Film: Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

Still Got It? He certainly does, and will be proving as much when he appears in action extravaganza G.I. Joe: Retaliation later this year.

Steve Austin

The Action: The Texas Rattlesnake himself, former WWE star Austin has carved out a second career for himself as a big-screen badass. And that's the bottom line…

Current Age: 48

Most Recent Film: The Package (2012)

Still Got It? The films have started drying up a little, but with a role in Grown Ups 2 on the horizon, perhaps comedy is the next frontier.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.
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