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Action hero

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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 or heroine is the protagonist of an action film 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.

See also

Notes

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

Further reading

  • 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.

External links

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