8 Actors Who Are Legitimate Tough Guys

Bruce Lee Founded His Own Martial Arts Philosophy

Bruce Lee was once the biggest martial arts celebrity in Hollywood. Lee was a master of the martial arts in addition to being a star in some of the biggest martial arts films ever made.

Charles Bronson Was In The US Air Force

Early acting roles for Charles Bronson were in military films such as The Magnificent Seven and The Dirty Dozen.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Was A Professional Bodybuilder

Even at seventy, Arnold Schwarzenegger remains one of Hollywood's toughest actors.

James Caan Is A Trained Martial Artist

James Caan's performance in The Godfather helped him gain notoriety. He received an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Sonny Corleone in the iconic film.

Steve McQueen Was A Marine

Among the most well-liked actors of the counterculture film movement of the 1960s was Steve McQueen.

Jackie Chan Is A Master Martial Artist & Acrobat

Jackie Chan is arguably one of the most well-known tough guy actors with a background in real life.

Dwayne Johnson Is A Former Professional Wrestler

Known for his rugged good looks and real-life toughness, Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Jean-Claude Van Damme Is A Real-Life Kickboxer

The heyday of B-grade action films getting theatrical distribution peaked in the 1980s.