Action hero

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This article is about male action heroes. For action heroines, see list of female action heroes.
Examples of actors who have played male action heroes:
Row 1: Sylvester Stallone · Arnold Schwarzenegger · Bruce Willis · Steven Seagal
Row 2: Dolph Lundgren · Jean-Claude Van Damme · Wesley Snipes · Jackie Chan

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 comic books, swashbuckler films, Westerns on television, old-time radio, adventure novels, dime novels, pulp magazines, and folklore.

Further reading[edit]

  • Daniels, Les. "DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes." Boston: Little Brown, 1995.
  • 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.

Notes[edit]

  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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