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50 Oldest Action Heroes

Dolph Lundgren

The Action Hero: The granite jawed swede first sprung to our attention as Rocky's villainous nemesis Ivan Drago,before going on to star in the likes of Masters of The Universe and more recently, The Expendables .

Current Age: 55

Most Recent Film: Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning (2012)

Still Got It? In The Expendables 2 , Lundgren's role was largely confined to wisecracks rather than action. Still, when he does get the opportunity, he still cuts an imposing figure.

Christopher Lambert

The Action Hero: Sean Connery's Highlander co-star, who you might also remember as Raiden from Mortal Kombat . Or just as Highlander, whatever.

Current Age: 55

Most Recent Film: My Lucky Star (2012)

Still Got it?
He made a welcome appearance in the last Ghost Rider movie, and we'd love to see him join the Expendables for their next outing…

Eric Roberts

The Action Hero: Roberts was Sly's pick as the villain for the first Expendables movie, and its easy to see why. Slippery, scheming and tough as old boots.

Current Age:
56

Most Recent Film: Betrayal (2012)

Still Got It?
Very much so. As a character actor, you'll find him cropping up in a handful of action flicks every year.

Michael Biehn

The Action Hero: Jim Cameron's go-to guy for sci-fi based action heroism, as witnessed by his day-saving performances in The Terminator and Aliens .

Current Age:
56

Most Recent Film:
Sushi Girl (2012)

Still Got It?
Sadly, Biehn hasn't been involved in any big action movies since The Art Of War back in 2000. Still, it never really leaves you…

Chow Yun-Fat

The Action Hero: A frequent collaborator of John Woo's, Chow Yun-Fat can still be seen kicking arse in the likes of The Assassins, showing that martial artists never really lose it.

Current Age:
57

Most Recent Film: The Last Tycoon (2012)

Still Got It? He might be better suited to "old master" type roles now, but he certainly still knows how to pull off a high kick!

Mel Gibson

The Action Hero: One of the greatest action heroes of the '80s and '90s, Gibson's name has sadly become more synonymous with scandal than arse-kicking. Pity, as he's so very good at it.

Current Age:
57

Most Recent Film: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (2012)

Still Got It?
The above title was an enjoyably silly slice of B-movie mayhem, and Gibson looked as though he was having more fun than he'd had for years. Perhaps his role in Machete Kills will help him along that road…

Bruce Willis

The Action Hero: The vest-wearing star of the Die Hard franchise, the fifth instalment of which is set to arrive in just a matter of weeks. Yippie-ki-yay!

Current Age: 57

Most Recent Film: Looper (2012)

Still Got It? The new Die Hard movie might make much of Willis' advancing years, but in Looper , he seemed as fresh as a daisy. The scene in which he clears an entire building of mob enforcers is one that immediately springs to mind.

Denzel Washington

The Action Hero: An Oscar-winning dramatic actor, Denzel just can't seem to resist the lure of the action film, particularly when Tony Scott was offering them up.

Current Age:
58

Most Recent Film:
Flight (2013)

Still Got It?
Watching Washington in the likes of Safe House and Unstoppable , you'd swear he was at least ten years younger than he really is.

Jackie Chan

The Action Hero: Probably the cheeriest action hero on the list, Chan's jaw-dropping stunts are matched only by his irrepressible chirpiness. Another Sly his eye on for Expendables 3 .

Current Age: 58

Most Recent Film:
Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Still Got It? Chan is still breaking bones with alarming regularity for a man of his age, and can still chuck himself about the place like a ragdoll. Surely those bumps and bruises have to catch him up at some point?

John Travolta

The Action Hero: A frequent visitor to the action arena, Travolta has played both sides of the coin as hero and villain, sometimes within the same film. Ah Face/Off , how we love thee!

Current Age: 58

Most Recent Film:
Savages (2012)

Still Got It?
He was plenty entertaining in Savages , and has still got some years on his rivals. There's a fair few gunfights to be savoured yet...

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.