Aging action heroes still in demand


Not long ago, Sylvester Stallone played boxer Rocky for a sixth time and Sly is now reportedly looking at returning as Rambo yet again. Here, we look at Hollywood’s ‘older’ action heroes At 66, action star Sylvester Stallone has no intention of slowing down. He’s making a third Expendables movie and may even do another Rambo flick. And he isn’t the only aging action star unwilling to hang up his boots
Bruce Willis: The 57-year-old is perhaps best known for his cop act as John McLane in the Die Hard series, the fourth part of which released in 2007. And it seems, he’s not done yet. The actor’s upcoming filmography includes a fifth in the series, called A Good Day to Die Hard. And that’s not all, Bruce is also returning as former Black Ops agent Frank Moses in the sequel to Red. He is also to be seen in a film, aptly titled American Assassin, as well as a sequel to GI: Joe.
Jean Claude Van Damme: A decade after Universal Soldier: The Return hit theatres, Kickboxer star Van Damme returned to play the Luc Deveraux in Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009) and three years later, in Day of Reckoning. This year, he was also seen in the ensemble action flick Expendables 2.
Arnold Schwarznegger: And last but not the least, The Terminator – Arnold Schwarznegger. The Mr Universe and seven-time Mr Olympia title winner has come a long way from playing Hercules and Conan The Barbarian. Best known for his take as the cybernetic killer from the future in the Terminator series, Arnold’s political aspirations kept him away from the big screen until his cameo in the Expendables. He returned in the sequel as well and in the time since his governor tenure ran out, has been busy filming action thrillers like The Last Stand, The Tomb (which also stars Sylvester Stallone), Unknown Soldier, among others.