These Action Movie Stars Do Their Own Stunts (And Some Who Refuse To)

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While plenty of action movie stars jump at the chance to perform their own stunts, some prefer to leave those skills to the experts.

Action Stars Who Do Their Own Stunts

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Tom Cruise

He’s built a lucrative career starring in action films and insists on performing his own stunts.

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Jeremy Renner

Marvel star Jeremy Renner is celebrated for his portrayal of the bow-wielding marksman hero Hawkeye

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Charlize Theron

Clearly, Charlize Theron knows how to throw a punch (or two) and commits to her action sequences fully.

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Jason Statham

Jason Statham made a name for himself in Hollywood as the ultimate antihero.

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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves has crafted quite the action film resume since his breakthrough role in 1989’s comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

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Harrison Ford

Beloved powerhouse Harrison Ford has an extensive and impressive film career

Action Stars Who Leave It To The Professionals

While many actors are willing to risk life and limb for a role, others prefer to err on the side of caution and leave the stunt work to the professionals.


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Danny Trejo

Actor Danny Trejo is famous for his many action movie roles like Desperado, Con Air, Machete, and the Spy Kids series.

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Ryan Reynolds

Hollywood funnyman and heavy-hitter Ryan Reynolds is famous for his infectious personality and sidesplitting humor.

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Drew Barrymore

Hollywood sweetheart Drew Barrymore has been a constant presence in the industry for forty years.

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Liam Neeson

Esteemed Irish actor Liam Neeson saw a shift in his career trajectory when he took on the role of Bryan Mills in the Taken trilogy.

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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most decorated actors in Hollywood.