What 12 Actors, From the Action Movies of the ’90s That We Watched Countless Times, Look Like Today
In the ’90s, Hollywood movies were extremely popular among young people. Many actors that had parts in action films back then are still remembered and loved today. Even though it’s been more than 20 years since then, the actors from our compilation are not planning to retire any time soon.
We at Bright Side decided to remember the actors whose movies we watched when growing up and now we want to find out what they are doing today and how much they’ve changed after so many years. At the end of the article, you’ll see proof that it’s not only men who can be action movie heroes.
1. Sylvester Stallone, 74 years old
Sylvester Stallone is remembered thanks to his role as a boxer in the Rocky franchise that he wrote the script for. After that, there were a series of films like First Blood, The Expendables, and Escape Plan. At the moment, he’s writing scripts and he’s still an actor and a director. One of the most recent works of his is called Samaritan.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73 years old
Arnold Schwarzenegger became popular after Terminator and Conan the Barbarian. But he was also a popular bodybuilder before he became an actor. Right now, he’s working on Kung Fury 2 where he has the lead role.
3. Bruce Willis, 66 years old
Bruce Willis became a worldwide star thanks to his role in Die Hard where he was a policeman. Some people remember him from The Fifth Element and Armageddon. He’s nowhere near finishing his career and continues to work on several new movies.
4. Jean-Claude Van Damme, 60 years old
Bloodsport made Jean-Claude Van Damme the star of action movies. Also, the movies Universal Soldier and The Quest were big hits. At the moment, he’s still in a great physical shape which he proves on his Instagram account.
5. Mark Dacascos, 57 years old
Mark Dacascos is an actor, director, and martial artist. The entire world knows him from the movies of the ’90s, like Only the Strong and Crying Freeman. In 2016, Mark debuted as a director in Showdown in Manila. For a long time, he was on Hawaii Five-0. He’s also done voiceovers for animated series.
6. Jean Reno, 72 years old
You might remember this French actor thanks to his role as an assassin in Léon. His latest works are The Doorman and Waiting for Anya.
7. Keanu Reeves, 56 years old
This Canadian actor has a lot of movies in his filmography that have become incredibly popular around the world. Keanu Reeves became really popular after the role of Neo in The Matrix. He’s now doing the sequels to The Matrix and John Wick, and he’s a very modest person.
8. John Travolta, 67 years old
Thanks to his singing and dancing abilities, John Travolta took part in different musicals. And he became incredibly popular after the success of Pulp Fiction. He’s recently been doing the Die Hart show.
9. Dolph Lundgren, 63 years old
American actor, Dolph Lundgren, became famous thanks to his role as a Soviet boxer in Rocky IV. The movies Universal Soldier and Showdown in Little Tokyo also contributed to his popularity. At the moment, Dolph is doing Castle Falls and A Most Wanted Man and is also doing a voiceover for Minions: The Rise of Gru.
10. Chuck Norris, 81 years old
The legendary Chuck Norris is famous for so many action films. But his most successful work was probably the series Walker, Texas Ranger where he portrayed a Texas ranger with serious principles. At the moment, he’s not acting very often, even though he appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. Today his name is a symbol of power and strength.
11. Jackie Chan, 67 years old
It might take us a very long time to tell you everything that Jackie Chan can do, but most people know him as an actor, a stunt man, and a martial artist. It’s hard to even name a specific movie that made him famous. At the moment, Jackie is still an actor working on Shanghai Dawn, and, according to some rumors, the fourth installment of the iconic Rush Hour.
12. Michael Douglas, 76 years old
Michael Douglas is an American actor and producer best known for his roles in Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and The War of the Roses. Michael Douglas got an Academy Award for the best film of the year as the producer of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. At the moment, he’s busy in the Marvel blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Bonus: Not only men can be action movie heroes.
Sigourney Weaver, 71 years old
This popular American actress and producer became famous thanks to the role of Ellen Rupley in Alien films. Sigourney Weaver has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now, she’s doing the second and third movies in the Avatar franchise by James Cameron.
Linda Hamilton, 64 years old
Linda Hamilton is best known for the role of Sarah J. Connor in Terminator. She appeared in the same role as a strong and determined woman in the 2019 movie Terminator: Dark Fate. She’s been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role in the Beauty and the Beast series. One of her most recent works was an appearance in Resident Alien.
Who of these amazing actors has still got it, in your opinion? Tell us in the comment section below!