Four Classic Icons of the Action Movie Genre

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In normal everyday life, few Americans get to experience adrenaline-fueled rushes of excitement and danger.

Some people find their excitement in riding rollercoasters, others in air sports like piloting a plane or jumping from one. Yet, these are hardly things that can be done often or even from the comfort of their own home.

This is where the world of the Action film comes in. In an Action film, the audience follows the hero on a journey of intensity, athleticism, and quick decision-making that allows them to beat the bad guy and save the day. The best of the genre features an actor whose great screen presence and charisma turns their character into an iconic figure and in turn, makes the actor an icon as well.

Here are the top four iconic action film heroes in their most iconic roles.

Bruce Willis in Die Hard as Officer John McClane. A regular-guy cop on leave to visit his family at Christmas suffers innumerable injuries and multiple foes in an effort to save many innocent lives, including his wife.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator as the titular mechanical killing machine. A robot from the future with advanced technology and no empathy. This anti-hero seems to be an unstoppable force for evil.

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky as Rocky Balboa. Rocky is an underdog boxer who trains as hard as anyone could for his one chance to go up against the heavy-weight champion of the world.

Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Arc as Indiana Jones. A slight-of-build archaeologist must out maneuver a Nazi horde to claim the supremely powerful Ark of the Covenant.

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