The 1980-1999s were pretty crazy decades for Hollywood. Everyone wanted to out-do everyone else, be it in the fashion aspect, catchy one-liners, or the general machismo of the main protagonist. During these 20 years we’ve had so many iconic action movies, that they hold-up even by today’s standards where everything feels fake and CGI.
Thanks to that Big Boom of action flicks we got to witness the birth of such incredible actors as Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jackie Chan, and countless more. Today we’d like to revisit some of those old-school action stars and see what they’re up to these days.
1. Harrison Ford
After hitting it off as Han Solo, Ford blew up even more in the “Indiana Jones” films and “Blade Runner.” Today, funnily enough, he’s still playing in “Star Wars”, new “Blade Runner”, and the future “Indiana Jones” sequel. Nothing’s changed.
2. Dolph Lundgren
A big dude like Dolph was destined to make an impact on the movie scene. His Ivan Drago is to this day one of the best characters ever seen on the movie screen. And in case you forgot, he played He-man and Frank Castle (aka the Punisher). Today he’s still busy acting, with his latest appearance being in 2018’s “Aquaman”.
3. Steven Seagal
To be frank, I’ve watched every single Seagal movie but can’t tell you a single title. They’re all the same! One thing is certain, his Aikido moves are legendary. Believe it or not, he’s now a reserve deputy chief in the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s office!
4. Anne Parillaud
Meet the only lady on this list! French actress Anne Parillaud became famous and internationally known for her role as Nikita in Luc Besson’s movie Nikita. This film made Anne an S-grade action star. But what about today? Well, she’s still acting but her great success has never returned to her again.