How Much Do You Know About Famous Big-Screen Action Heroes?

By: John Miller

5 Min Quiz

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Hollywood cranks out action films by the hundreds, but only a few characters are truly memorable. How much do you know about the most famous action heroes on the big screen?

Which action star is sometimes simply called "007"?

Numerous men have played the role of a famous spy named James Bond. But no matter the actor, all of them are at some point called "007," Bond's code number.

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What is one of Wolverine's superpowers?

Wolverine is a tough, clawed character with amazing healing abilities. He regenerates tissues so quickly that he can take an incredible amount of abuse.

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Who is the X-Wing pilot who blasts the Death Star in "Star Wars"?

In "Star Wars," Luke learns to set aside his fears and trust his instincts ... and then he pulls the trigger. Moments later, the Death Star ends in a huge explosion.

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Which action hero has a vulnerability to kryptonite?

Superman is nearly invincible. But he has a well-known vulnerability to kryptonite, and his enemies aren't afraid to leverage that weakness against him.

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Which tough guy character first appeared in a novel called "First Blood" before shooting up the big screen?

John Rambo is the protaganist of "First Blood." Sylvester Stallone made the character famous in a series of popular "Rambo" movies.

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Who splatters terrifying extraterrestrials by the dozens in "Alien"?

Sigourney Weaver turned in a performance for the ages in "Alien," as a soldier named Ellen Ripley. Ellen is at first horrified by the aliens she's battling, but in the end, she'll show them no mercy.

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Who is "The One" in "The Matrix"?

In the twisted digital world of "The Matrix," Neo penetrates the veil of illusion around his life and controls his fear. In doing so, he also saves the world.

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Which costumed hero is sometimes called the "Caped Crusader"?

Batman is the Caped Crusader, the savior of Gotham City. Without him, the Joker would run wild.

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Actress Milla Jovovich plays the part of which action heroine in "The Fifth Element"?

Jovovich is Leeloo, who sets off on a mission to help take down the evil Mr. Zorg. Her communication skills, however, may pose a problem.

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Who is the menacing star of "A Fistful of Dollars"?

Clint Eastwood's breakout role as The Man With No Name made him a star in the Western genre. His character is a dark, forbidding hero.

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William Wallace is a fierce Scottish warrior in which wrenching war movie?

Mel Gibson puts his crazy eyes to good use as William Wallace in "Braveheart." You'll have to decide for yourself whether freedom is worth evisceration.

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What's the name of a blue-collar wannabe boxer who gets a chance at the heavyweight title?

Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for "Rocky" and insisted on the starring role, too. He got the part and made Rocky Balboa an unforgettable movie sports star.

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Who is the crafty heroine of the "Tomb Raider" movies?

She's both smart and beautiful, and Lara Croft is also brave -- she's the woman who's willing to crawl through tombs in "Tomb Raider."

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Ethan Hunt is the clever and seemingly invincible star of the _____ movies.

Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, is the indomitable action hero in the "Mission: Impossible" movies. He experiences physical trauma that should probably have killed him years ago.

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Who fights terrorists in a high-rise building in "Die Hard"?

Bruce Willis smirks his way through "Die Hard" as John McClane, the renegade cop famous for uttering an unmentionable catchphrase as he blasts bad guys galore.

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Who is the woman who sacrificed everything for her son in the "Terminator" movies?

Sarah Connor starts off as a pretty helpless character in "Terminator." But by the final film, she's evolved into a mother who will do anything to save her son.

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Who eats monkey brain soup in a movie called "Temple of Doom"?

Indiana Jones is no stranger to bizarre and twisted situations as he adventures across the world. But the monkey brain soup scene in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," is one of the grossest and most hilarious scenes in his movie series.

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In "Fight Club," who is the character who's also called The Narrator?

Tyler Durden is The Narrator in "Fight Club." Whoops, we already forgot the first rule of Fight Club.

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She spends much of her time slaying vampires. She is _____.

Sarah Michelle Gellar shot to fame as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She strides fearlessly into bloody confrontations that would shock and horrify most action heroes.

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Who is the courageous character who stands up to a killer named Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs"?

Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, is the wide-eyed investigator ensnared in Lecter's evil plans. But she somehow manages to survive his homicidal urges.

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Who leads his men to their deaths against the Persian hordes in "300"?

King Leonidas was the real-life king of Sparta who came to life in "300." He and his muscular, oiled-up men do their best to fend off the Persians, but they wind up making the ultimate sacrifice.

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Which cocky hero drives a super-fast spaceship called the Millennium Falcon?

Han Solo is the swaggering hero who smuggles goods using his fast ship, the Millennium Falcon, in "Star Wars." But he actually turns out to be a pretty good guy.

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Iron Man gets his amazing powers from which tool?

Billionaire Tony Stark has the money to make an incredible armored suit that gives him incredible powers. The question is, will he always use those powers for good, or evil?

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Who somehow survives an onslaught of carnage by Michael Myers in "Halloween"?

Jamie Lee Curtis became a star thanks in large part to her role as Laurie in "Halloween," a low-budget action/horror film. She scrambles around through numerous scenes but somehow evades a horrific death.

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Who is the human/vampire hybrid heroine in "Underworld"?

Selene, played by Kate Beckinsdale, is the human/vampire cross who is really, really good at killing. But she realizes that the human side of her may have a larger say in her destiny.

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Which action hero relies heavily on a round shield for protection?

Captain America is the beefy hero clad all in red, white and blue. His iconic shield serves a dual role as a weapon and defense against blows.

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Who is the "Warrior Princess"?

Lucy Lawless is famous for her role in "Xena: The Warrior Princess." Xena sets out to right her wrongs by battling evil the world over.

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Who boldly goes where no one has gone before?

In "Star Trek," Captain James T. Kirk is the leader of the Enterprise. He boldly goes where no Federation ships have gone before.

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____ sets off to revenge the death of her unborn child in "Kill Bill: Volume 1."

Uma Thurman is The Bride, a woman betrayed by her former lover. She sets out on a quest of revenge in memory of her late unborn child.

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Who must survive the horrifying Hunger Games and lead her people to freedom?

Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself for the Hunger Games, knowing that she'll likely die. In the end, she escapes the games and triumphantly frees a downtrodden society.

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