Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Old 02-02-09, 10:21 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
toddly6666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,290
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Arnold, Stallone, Van Damme, Eastwood (still love him kicking ass), Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Harrison Ford, Robert DeNiro, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes were some of the actors we loved watching kick ass in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, so which are the new crop of actors that we just love watching them kick ass?

There aren't too many current actors I can think of that can make my blood boil when they get a chance to have roles which allow them to do massive amounts of violence onto others. I guess I like the ones listed below because they put serious emotion into whatever they do, rather than just trying to get an acting job over and done with...


Christian Bale
Liam Neeson
Vincent Cassell
Angelina Jolie
Djimon Hounsou (should do more)
Russell Crowe (hot and cold actor though - when he's good, he's good)
Samuel L. Jackson (hot and cold actor though - when he's good, he's good)
Daniel Craig



I like the following actors, but they just don't make me feel anything when they play tough and have ass-kicking roles:
Clive Owen
Tony Jaa
Vin Diesel
Donnie Yen
Milla Jovovich
Matt Damon

Last edited by toddly6666; 02-02-09 at 10:27 AM.
Old 02-02-09, 10:23 AM
  #2  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,514
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Jason Stratham
Old 02-02-09, 11:24 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,344
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 1 Post
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by Giles View Post
Jason Stratham


First guy I thought of. (Statham even)

Last edited by fumanstan; 02-02-09 at 11:48 AM.
Old 02-02-09, 11:40 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,757
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post


First guy I thought of.
+1.. or rather +2.. immediately thought of him when i saw this thread
Old 02-02-09, 11:46 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,586
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Television:

David Boreanaz and Naveen Andrews.
Old 02-02-09, 11:47 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,083
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

There aren't enough real men working in film today. I still prefer watching some of the old gen kicking ass today. Stallone, Willis, Eastwood, Schwarzenegger (come back!)... Nobody today really gets me as pumped as watching Charles Bronson running around with a submachine gun in Death Wish 3 or Lee Marvin serving up ass kickery in Point Blank.
Old 02-02-09, 12:24 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 8,486
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Dakota Fanning
Judi Dench
Old 02-02-09, 12:25 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
tylergfoster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,540
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Clint Eastwood.

Need more hot women kicking ass too.

For anyone who likes Statham, this site has me in stitches: http://stathamology.com. The only problem is he doesn't seem to have watched a new movie in some time, although he HAS updated this month. Still, I await his wisdom on the rest of Statham's body of work.
Old 02-02-09, 12:29 PM
  #9  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,514
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by MoviePage View Post
Dakota Fanning vs. Judi Dench
Fixed

...
Old 02-02-09, 12:30 PM
  #10  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,514
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by Nick Martin View Post
Television:

David Boreanaz and Naveen Andrews.
Old 02-02-09, 12:43 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Viggo Mortensen
Old 02-02-09, 12:44 PM
  #12  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Vincent Cassel? I love him as an actor but he hasn't really had an ass kicking film..Brotherhood of the Wolf maybe...in a small portion. Overrall though..his characters don't exactly kick ass. What films did he kick enough ass to be put on the list with say..Christian Bale, I mean since Equilibrium onward he's kicked a lot of ass, and Liam Neeson?
Old 02-02-09, 12:44 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 17,112
Received 24 Likes on 22 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Katee Sackhoff
Old 02-02-09, 12:52 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
toddly6666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,290
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Vincent Cassel? I love him as an actor but he hasn't really had an ass kicking film..Brotherhood of the Wolf maybe...in a small portion. Overrall though..his characters don't exactly kick ass. What films did he kick enough ass to be put on the list with say..Christian Bale, I mean since Equilibrium onward he's kicked a lot of ass, and Liam Neeson?
Well, if you mean "doing violence onto others a la martial arts", then yes, I understand your point, but he's been enough movies where he is seriously scary, almost believable, when he gets violent on others.

Hate
Dobermann
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Birthday Girl
Irreversible
Blueberry
Sheitan
Eastern Promises
Public Enemy Number One
Old 02-02-09, 12:55 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Vincent Cassel? I love him as an actor but he hasn't really had an ass kicking film..Brotherhood of the Wolf maybe...in a small portion. Overrall though..his characters don't exactly kick ass. What films did he kick enough ass to be put on the list with say..Christian Bale, I mean since Equilibrium onward he's kicked a lot of ass, and Liam Neeson?
I have a feeling toddly6666 just saw Taken and Public Enemy #1, with Neeson and Cassel, respectively. Those names don't immediately spring to mind for me either.
Old 02-02-09, 01:21 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Torchur317's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Shelbyville, Indiana
Posts: 3,385
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Clive Owen
Christian Bale
Daniel Craig
Jason Statham
Kiefer Sutherland on 24

Last edited by Torchur317; 02-02-09 at 01:26 PM.
Old 02-02-09, 01:26 PM
  #17  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 67
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Stallone. The Expendables is going to be the action movie of the decade.
Old 02-02-09, 01:40 PM
  #18  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,514
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Vincent Cassel? I love him as an actor but he hasn't really had an ass kicking film..Brotherhood of the Wolf maybe...in a small portion. Overrall though..his characters don't exactly kick ass. What films did he kick enough ass to be put on the list with say..Christian Bale, I mean since Equilibrium onward he's kicked a lot of ass, and Liam Neeson?
I was thinking Samuel Le Bihan when you mentioned 'Brotherhood' - he's also in 'Public Enemy #1', but also in "Frontier(s)" - where's he completely unrecognizable but looks like he could punch a hole in someone's chest
Old 02-02-09, 01:47 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Brad Pitt can pull it off well.

Colin Farrell and people from Canada.
Old 02-02-09, 02:38 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
toddly6666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,290
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Originally Posted by FinkPish View Post
I have a feeling toddly6666 just saw Taken and Public Enemy #1, with Neeson and Cassel, respectively. Those names don't immediately spring to mind for me either.
you are right about Taken though! I even bought Darkman on DVD right after...

Wrong about Cassell though - Out of all the French actors, he's the most bad-ass. I just thought about all the actors from different countries...he's what came to mind...
Old 02-02-09, 03:21 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 15,550
Received 7 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Jason Statham all the way. Liam is high on the list now after Taken. I still like old favorites like Van Damme, Seagal, Eastwood, Bronson.
Old 02-02-09, 03:22 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 14,327
Likes: 0
Received 27 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

I will admit to having a man crush on Mark Wahlberg. He doesn't do a lot of physical fighting but he can be a pretty badass mofo when he needs to be.

I also like Matt Damon but outside the Bourne movies I really don't think of him as someone who kicks a lot of ass.
Old 02-02-09, 03:53 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,458
Received 30 Likes on 26 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Rhona Mitra
Liam Neeson
Uma Thurman
Donnie Yen
Jet Li
Matt Damon
Clive Owen
Djimon Hounsou
Christian Bale
Byung-hun Lee (from A Bittesweet Life, he's also in the upcoming GI Joe movie)
Chiaki Kuriyama (from Battle Royale (Chigusa) and Kill Bill (Go Go), also in the upcoming Tekken movie)

Last edited by RichC2; 02-02-09 at 03:57 PM.
Old 02-02-09, 09:46 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,128
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Jason Statham
Tony Jaa
Jet Li
Old 02-02-09, 10:23 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Which current actors do you love to watch kick ass?

Michael Madsen

James Gandolfini

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.