50 Oldest Action Heroes

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.