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Action hero montage

The old-school action film heroes

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Dwayne Johnson at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Dwayne Johnson

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The archetypal action hero is the protagonist of an action movie or other entertainment which portrays action and adventure.[1] Other media in which such heroes appear include swashbuckler films, Westerns on television, old-time radio, adventure novels, dime novels, pulp magazines, and folklore.

Male action heroesEdit

ActorsEdit

Classic action heroesEdit

New action heroesEdit

FilmEdit

TelevisionEdit

Video gamesEdit

AnimationEdit

LiteratureEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Osgerby, Bill, Anna Gough-Yates, and Marianne Wells. Action TV : Tough-Guys, Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks. London: Routledge, 2001.
  • Tasker, Yvonne. Action and Adventure Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2004.

NotesEdit

  1. Barna William Donovan (2010), Blood, guns, and testosterone: action films, audiences, and a thirst for violence, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 9780810872622 

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