View Full Version : What role do you mostly associate each high profile action star with?

03-24-2017, 02:00 AM
Most big movie stars play lots and lots of roles in movies, but they're always associated with their most popular roles. What do you consider for each?

- Arnold Schwarzeneggar = Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, True Lies, Conan, Commando and Kindergarten Cop

- Sylvester Stallone = Rocky, Rambo, Expendables, and his one shot movies like Demolition Man and Cliffhanger and Tango and Cash, etc.

- Harrison Ford = Han Solo, Indianna Jones, Blade Runner, Air Force One president, and The Fugitive

- Bruce Willis = Die Hard, The 5th Element, his roles in Pulp Fiction and Sin City

- Mel Gibson = Mad Max and Lethal Weapon

- Jackie Chan = Everything he was in, but mostly Rush Hour and Rumble in the Bronx

- Keanu Reeves = Neo in The Matrix, John Wick, and in Speed

- Will Smith = Men in Black, Independence Day and his role in sci-fi movies

- Tom Cruise = Mission Impossible

- Brendan Fraiser = The Mummy

- Eddie Murphy = Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, and Trading Places. Also 48 hours

- Chris Tucker = Friday, Rush Hour, his role in The 5th Element

- Hugh Jackman = Wolverine of course

- Robert Downey Jr = Iron Man

- Hell, all the actors in superhero movies associated with their character, we'll be here all day if I list them all

- Jim Carrey. The Mask.

- Sigourney Weaver = Ripley in The Alien franchise

There is so much more too.

03-24-2017, 06:28 AM
I swear you have the weirdest topics. Half of those aren't even action stars.

I guess I'll bite though
Schwarzenegger - Jingle All the Way
Stallone - Antz
Diesel - The Pacifier
Statham - Gnomeo & Juilet
Crews - White Chicks

03-24-2017, 11:41 AM
All the people on my list are action stars, except for Jim Carrey I guess.

Andrew NDB
03-24-2017, 11:46 AM
I'd say Top Gun over Mission Impossible for Tom. He's never lived that down.

03-24-2017, 11:54 AM
It's kind of ironic most movie stars are only associated with like 2-3 of their biggest movies, even if you look at their idmb pages and realize most of them have been in 30-40 movies over the span of their lives. But many of those movies are bombs or movies nobody ever heard of.

Also what would you associate Samuel L. Jackson with? He's had popular roles in Pulp Fiction, Die Hard 3, Mace Windu in Star Wars, a bunch of other Tarantino movies, recently in King Kong, etc. I'm not sure which was his biggest role was though.

Andrew NDB
03-24-2017, 11:56 AM
Also what would you associate Samuel L. Jackson with?


Though I've always liked his one and only scene in Menace II Society.


03-24-2017, 12:13 PM
I'm not too into action stars, so I'm gonna go with some of my favorite comedy and 80s/90s teen stars

Michael J. Fox - Marty McFly in Back to the Future and Mike Flaherty in Spin City

Matthew Broderick - Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Lion King + Addicted to Love

Phoebe Cates - Fast Times at Ridgemont High and both Gremlins movies

Alicia Silverstone - Clueless and Blast From the Past

Chris Farley - pretty much all of his big starring movie roles, especially Haru in Beverly Hills Ninja

03-24-2017, 04:19 PM
Tom Hanks = Ray Peterson

Will Ferrell = Anchorman

Steven Seagal = Steven Seagal

Daniel Radcliffe = Harry Potter

Elijah Wood = Frodo Baggins

Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, etc. = James Bond

Christopher Lee = Dracula

Vincent Price = Roderick Usher

Geena Davis = Charly Baltimore

03-24-2017, 04:30 PM
Whatever happened to Jean Claude Van Damme? Does he still exist? Has he made any new movies in the last 15 years or so? I haven't heard anything about him since the 90's.

03-24-2017, 05:31 PM
Whatever happened to Jean Claude Van Damme? Does he still exist? Has he made any new movies in the last 15 years or so? I haven't heard anything about him since the 90's.

He was pretty good in The Expendables 2.

03-24-2017, 06:16 PM
I'll just put what first comes to mind for me based on your list.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Commando, Terminator, and Predator.

Sylvester Stallone: Rocky, Rambo, and True Lies.

Harrison Ford: Indianna Jones, The Fugitive, and Star Wars.

Bruce Willis: Die Hard.

Mel Gibson: Lethal Weapon and Signs.

Jackie Chan: Project A, Drunken Master 2, Police Story 1 - 3, Wheels on Meals, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Armour of God, Who am I, Dragons Forever, Operation Condor, etc.

Keanu Reeves: Dracula, Bill & Ted, and the Matrix.

Will Smith: Bad Boys, Men in Black, and Independence Day.

Tom Cruise: Minority Report, Risky Business, and Mission Impossible.

Brendan Fraiser: Encino Man

Eddie Murphy: Coming to America, Harlem Nights, and Beverly Hills Cop.

Chris Tucker: Friday, Money Talks, and Rush Hour.

Robert Downey Jr.: Iron Man and Tropic Thunder.

Jim Carrey: Liar, Liar, the Mask, Dumb & Dumber.

Sigourney Weaver: Alien Franchise and Ghostbusters.

03-27-2017, 06:06 PM
Meh why not.

Stallone - A tie between Rocky and Rambo.

Arnold - The Terminator, ofc.

Will Smith - Men in Black

Bruce Willis - Die Hard

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - The Scorpion King

Keanu Reeves - Bill and Ted

Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones