No matter if its fast cars, spaceships, dinosaurs or superheroes flying across movie screens, an act Movies have dominated the cinema scene for the past two decades. These films have also produced some superstars for anyone who has starred in them. Some actors don’t quite look into the role of an action hero, while others look as though they were born for the role. These action heroes have starred in films that have created franchises that will stand the test of time.
Each decade produces a select number of actors who have dominated the movie scene and are lucky enough to become a household name. These actors redefined the action movie genre with kicking and name-taking. Actors like Stallone and Schwarzenegger moved up the action movie scene in the late ’90s, but the 2000s saw some new faces really taking over the action hero scene. Movies during this time also began to show girl power and prove that action heroes aren’t just a boys’ club. Here are the best action heroes of the 2000s.
10 Angelina Jolie
Younger audiences may not remember, however Angelina Jolie He starred in some heavy action films in the early 2000s. She had action scenes in gone in 60 seconds, And as Bustle says, its live-action hero is in the action world Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise from 2001-2003. Jolie was at the height of the action movie offering when she taught audiences how to curve bullets in the 2008 action-thriller required.
9 will Smith
will Smith He was killing it in the ’90s, which only lasted into the next decade. his sequel to Bad boys They were worthy successors as entertaining films, but his work is in them I’m a robot And I Am Legend They were truly some of his best work of the 2000s. Highway scene in I’m a robot is one of Smith’s greatest action scenes as the CGI was at its best for its time. Smith’s performance suicide squad It’s even something to talk about in an otherwise cute movie.
8 Daniel Craig
Daniel CraigThe action movie resume is mostly filled with the role of James Bond, which some would say is one of the best iterations of the British spy character. However, a closer look at his films shows that he has been working in action films since 2001 when he was involved in it. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Since then, Craig has starred in his own action films such as Cake layerAnd MunichAnd the challengeAnd Cowboys and aliens. However, nothing will top Bond’s role as the most iconic character.
7 Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot She got her start in action films when she starred in them The Fast and the Furious Like Giselle. Her character in the franchise was a strong woman who could hold her own and hang out with the boys. It wasn’t even her role as Wonder Woman that made Gadot’s name a staple of the action hero genre. Gadot made a small appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Before taking over the world of superheroes with her in 2017 Wonder Woman film.
6 Dwayne Johnson
One of the biggest movie stars in the world is Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”. He’s been able to make himself a household name in the action movie genre, all without starring in a franchise of his own. Johnson had some notables as Hobbes fast and angry Imtiaz or Dr. Xander “Smolder” Bravestone in the sequel to Jumanji. Johnson has a variety of ways he’s saved the world on his resume, but he has amazing action moments dating back to 2003’s the rundown. Screen Rant says his fight scene in quick five Against Toretto remains his first encounter so far.
5 Scarlett Johansson
Marvel actors could have taken over the slate of action heroes in the 2000s, but some stayed on more than others. Scarlett Johansson She is the star who deserves to be recognized as the best action movie star. She went on to deliver the best moments in the MCU as Black Widow and even managed to get her own movie. Who could forget her interrogation scene in the beginning The Avengers The movie that solidified her as a badass in the action movie genre. Johansson has also managed to land two high-octane action films outside of Marvel starring the main character.
4 Vin Diesel
In 2001, a small movie that no one saw came out as one of the biggest franchises in the world Vin Diesel. He was the sweet, calm, and sometimes intimidating Dominic Toretto and developed a genuine friendship with Paul Walker. Diesel took a step back The Fast and the Furious franchise after the first movie and became the lead in two more franchises: Riddick And XXX. He was even able to join the MCU as the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, Diesel knows where the family is and that’s with his family The Fast and the Furious The family that continues to create a franchise finds a way to elevate the action in every movie.
3 Matt Damon
Matt Damon It’s Jason Bourne. He created a trilogy that gripped audiences the likes of which the filmmakers hadn’t even seen before Bourne Theaters Series. The reason for this was due to Damon’s incomparable commitment to the franchise itself. the Bourne The franchise was the pinnacle of modern action in the early 2000s. Bourne identity It was a game-changer for the spy thriller genre that has been copied ever since. Damon continued his action movie run with a few other films such as green mile And heaven.
2 Tom Cruise
Tom CruiseThe action hero status started from the very beginning Mission: Impossible The movie that turned into a franchise. Ethan Hunt has become an unstoppable character in Mission: Impossible Movies that don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Cruz has also branched out into other action films such as Minority ReportAnd Jack RicherAnd Edge of tomorrowand his other best-known role as Maverick in The best and its complement. Fashion Industry Broadcast describes him as a very charismatic actor who has mastered his craft. Cruise may be short, but he’s become one of the biggest action stars to date.
1 Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves He leads the ship in being the number one action movie star. He was the one who got pregnant matrix trilogy and went on to star in hits such as ConstantineAnd The day the earth stood stillAnd John Wick. Reeves first got a taste of action movies in the 1990s when he starred in the title role Speed. It was his best movie so far The Matrix Reloaded where he perfected Neo’s look and voice. Reloaded The work also went up from the first matrix film. Reeves moved on from Neo when he took over the character of John Wick which is his next most popular franchise. John Wick He praises John Woo’s fighting style, and gives Reeves the perfect place to show off his fighting skills.