Contact Us

No. 2: Bruce Willis — Top Action Movie Stars

Bruce Willis
20th Century Fox

My sense is that we won’t need to argue too hard to convince anybody of Bruce Willis’ legendary action hero status. John McClane from the ‘Die Hard’ series is one of this generation’s most well-loved action heroes and Willis is still riding high on that franchise (although many fans would love to see the McClane adventures die more easily.)

Willis has perhaps weathered the downswing of action film popularity the best out of all the major action headliners of the 1980s. Whereas Arnold’s films took such a dive that he headed to politics, and Stallone virtually disappeared (and then mounted the aforementioned glorious comeback), Bruce Willis found his place in the new generation of action films quite comfortably (with films such as ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘The Fifth Element,’ and ‘Armageddon.’) And not only that, but Willis found great success in collaborating with talented directors and has made a major name for himself outside of the action genre with his work in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Unbreakable,’ as well as ‘Twelve Monkeys,’ ‘The Last Boy Scout,’ and even this year’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’

2012 sees Willis returning to his action roots with a sequel to ‘Red’, a sequel to ‘G.I. Joe’, a promising sci-fi actioner ‘Looper,’ and the obvious ‘Expendables’ sequel. The man has had some small dry stretches, but we’ll keep watching Willis waste the bad guys until he’s doing it with an oxygen tank (and even then I’ll still watch.)

“I swear to Christ, Junior, if I survive this fuckin’ case I’m gonna dance a jig.” –- Joe Hallenbeck, ‘The Last Boy Scout’

NEXT: Our No. 1 Action Move Star of All Time

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!