If You Were an Actor, Which Classic Action Movie Would You Have Starred In?

By: Ian Fortey

If You Were an Actor, Which Classic Action Movie Would You Have Starred In?
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About This Quiz

According to film buffs, the first action movie ever made was probably "The Great Train Robbery" back in 1903. At a whopping 12 minutes long, it was also an early example of a Western and, you know, featured a train robbery. Action movies have come a long way since then and we've had a wide variety of styles and themes. You have sci-fi action like "Alien" and "Terminator" and martial arts action like "Enter the Dragon." There are Western action movies like "The Magnificent Seven" or war-themed action movies like "The Great Escape." You can pretty much mix action with any other genre and make a heck of a fun movie as a result. It's one of the only genres where it doesn't even matter if the story is good so long as the action is all top notch. Fun is key in an action movie.

There have been some killer action flicks over the years, especially throughout the '80s and '90s. Some clearly stand the test of time and have carved out a niche for themselves as classics of the genre. They're so good that you can watch them again and again and just put yourself right in the action, too. Of course, if you were an actor you could have legit been in those movies. The question is, which one? Why not take our quiz and see?

Action stars need a day job. What would you be in your day to day life?
An adventurer
A soldier
A warrior. That's a job, right?
A cop

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Can you hero all by yourself or do you work better with a crew?
I do all the heroing with support from some friends.
Clearly, I'm the main hero, but it's good to have backup.
I need my squad!
I'm a one-person hero machine!

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What's the best way to deal with a villain anyway?
Outwit them
When all else fails - hand-to-hand combat.
An honorable fight
Systematic destruction

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Heroes don't typically get to choose their foes, but this is a quiz! Who do you want to square off against?
A sinister military force
A monster
Low-life criminals
Well-organized terrorists

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A good action hero needs a good action hero catchphrase. Pick one!
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"
"I'll be back!"
"I'm your Huckleberry."
"I have come here to chew bubblegum and to kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum!"

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Action stars need to know how to be active! What's your fighting style?
Whatever's fast
Military combat
Martial arts
Mostly guns and a bit of punching.

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Are you bound by any code of ethics?
Yeah, you could say that.
I'm on the good side but I will throw down when I need to.
Most definitely
Just doing what's right

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There are a few good ways to set up an action movie. Did you come looking for a fight or not?
I don't want to fight, just do it when I have to.
You bet I did.
I'm always ready for a fight.
Didn't plan on it

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There are only two fates for an action star at the end of the movie and that's a sequel or no sequel. Are you sequel material?
Just a couple of sequels. We don't want to cheapen the brand.
There will be sequels without me.
No sequels for me
I'm all about sequels.

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Can you take a lot of abuse as an action hero or do you avoid the enemy completely?
I might take a few licks here and there.
I'll be good until the end when we have a big fight.
It's going to get ugly.
I'll survive but just barely.

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Is there time for romance in your action movie?
There's always time for romance!
No romance, all action!
Just enough to keep people interested.
Maybe as a secondary plot.

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Straight up, who is the greatest action hero of all time?
Han Solo
The Terminator
Bruce Lee. Yeah, he was a real person, but still.
John Wick

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Never mind the characters, who's the world's greatest action star?
Keanu Reeves
The Rock
Bruce Lee
Bruce Willis

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What's more effective in an action movie, a single villain or a team of villains?
You need a few really good villains, them some faceless thugs.
Just one villain
An entire army of bad guys
One main bad guy and their cronies

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You need a good setting for an action movie. Any ideas?
Someplace exotic and mysterious
The jungle
In the country or a small town
In the city

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Some action is more intense than other action. What's your movie rated anyway?
Some PG-13 action, probably
NC-17 action!
PG action up in here!
Rated R

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Which genre do you think blends best with action on screen?
Adventure
Science Fiction
Martial Arts
Comedy

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Are you down for a good car chase or not?
We could fit in some chase scenes, sure.
Nah, no need for that.
Maybe a short one
Save it for the sequel.

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Is it best to have a cool action star nickname for your character or just use their real name?
You need a cool nickname!
Maybe a cool code name
Just a first name
Your real name as long as it sounds cool already

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What's the best way to get into the action? As a by-product of your job or just a situation you stumble into?
Why not both?
Part of the job
Not a job so much as a duty
Just something you stumble into

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What's the coolest location to have the final big action sequence in a movie?
On a ship at sea
Anyplace with some water
On the street
On a rooftop

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Most people associate men with action stars, but there are some action-packed movies featuring women in the lead. What's the best one?
"Wonder Woman"
"Aliens"
"Kill Bill"
"Atomic Blonde"

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Action heroes are one thing, but let's talk superheroes. Who's your favorite?
Wolverine
Superman
Black Widow
Batman

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Most Hollywood blockbusters take place in America. Where else would be a cool location for an action flick?
The Middle East
South America
Japan
Europe

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The great thing about movies is they can take place at any time. Pick the coolest time period.
The '30s
The future
Hundreds of years ago
The present

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There are a few kinds of action heroes in movies, which kind do you like the best?
The confident badass like Harrison Ford or Tom Cruise
The super strong tough guy like the Rock or Arnold Schwarzenegger
The quiet but deadly skilled guy like Bruce Lee or Keanu Reeves
The unstoppable everyman like Bruce Willis or Denzel Washington

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Most action stars are humans, but let's show some love to action robots! What robot was the coolest one?
Vision
The Terminator
Bumblebee
Robocop

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So, are you a blockbuster or not?
The biggest blockbuster
Yeah, I like to think so.
More like a cult classic
Not at first, but it grows with the sequels.

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What decade made the best action movies anyway?
The '80s for sure
They're coming out right now.
Old school stuff in the '50s and '60s
The '90s

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We all know who the classic action stars are. Who's going to be the biggest action star in 2025?
Tom Hardy
The Rock
Idris Elba
Chris Evans

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