Action Babes Volume 2, Part B: Top 5 Men

Thursday, August 19, 2010

'reIt's time readers. Time to reveal the Top 5 Action Babes - action men that is. These men were chosen with a combination of factors in mind - number of movies, popularity, sustainability of hotness, action level, etc. Yes it might have come down to a bit of gut instinct in the end, but these men definitely deserve to reign supreme at the height action-y hotness. Enjoy!!

5. Keanu Reeves

People love to hate, but come on - Keanu Reeves is hot. From
Johnny Mnemonic to Speed to Constantine to ALL the Matrix movies, he is amazing when cast in the role of action hero. I've heard both men and women cast aspirations on his ability to play any other type of character, but who cares when he plays this one so well?!

4. Viggo Mortensen

No one actor should be put on this list because of one particular franchise, but the
Lord of the Rings trilogy definitely but Mortensen on my radar. It was epic in scope and following this king-in-making was one of my favorite parts of the story. After LotR he did some other great action films that make him deserving of the #4 spot - Hidalgo, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises - the action genre has not seen the last of him, which is great for those of us who like to look at him while he's kicking ass!

3. Harrison Ford

No action list could be complete without Harrison Ford. He's been a hero for decades with the
Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises being some of the most popular ever. But Ford is not a one trick pony and he thrived in the action/suspense roles, with movies like Presumed Innocent and Air Force One. I'm not going to lie, he didn't win a lot of fans with the latest Indie incarnation, but who's going to hold that against a legend? You win some you lose some but this man has done nothing but gotten better with age and proven once again why it's easier to be a leading man in Hollywood than a leading lady.

2. Will Smith

I have to be up front about this one - I cannot in any way be objective about Will Smith. I love him; I think he's beautiful, has a great sense of humor, and would be his baby momma in less than a second if he decided to throw Jada to the curb (which I wouldn't want him to do really, but you know what I mean).
Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men in Black, Hancock, I am Legend....I could keep listing but it would pointless wouldn't it? I'm sure there are some people who couldn't imagine putting him ahead of Harrison Ford, but there's something about those muscles and that smile and the way he looks when he's saving the day - you just can't beat it.

1. Sean Connory

Sean Connory. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Where would the world of action films be without this suave and debonair Scotsman? He's another of those icons who has transcended genre, who with age has proved once and again what a real actor can do. Of course the world knows him as James Bond, but in The Rock, Highlander, Indiana Jones, Entrapment, the list goes on and on because there is really nothing he can't do. Immortalized on film and parodied on Saturday Night Live, he's a part of American culture at this point. I don't think it matters what country his origins might stem from, he's been such a huge part of American cinematic past, present, and future that you'd be hard pressed to find a person on the street who didn't recognize his brogue.


Well there you have it everyone (everyone being maybe the 4 of you that will read this), the Top 15 Action Babes! I think it's been a good journey, but if you feel that we missed someone or this last 5 was ordered in the worst possible way imaginable, don't hesitate to let me know! Lively discussion is always (usually) a good thing!

If you're feeling left out and want to catch up and see the Honorable Mentions + Action Babes 15 - 6, please click here.

The Krimson Venom said...

I'm not gonna understand the logic of having an older old man that is old enough to be your grandfather to be top level of sexiness. Ultimately, this sux for me cause I gotta wait 40 years to achieve this.

Dana said...

It's a combination of factors here. Some people's sexiness transcends age, which it does for Sean Connory, but I'm also not saying I would date him. I wouldn't. He is in fact too old for me.

And unless you start redefining cultured sexy in a variety of blockbuster films, you might need to wait for more than just 40 years to pass before making it to his level ;)

The Krimson Venom said...

OUCH! I should be insulted but...I'm comparing Sean Connery. People bow down when he walks into the room.

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