Kicking Butt & Taking Names: Black Action Stars We Love

August 12, 2011  |  

As far back as you can remember, action films have had you on the edge of your seats with their high-octane, action-packed scenes. From The Matrix to Iron Man, Independence Day to Kill Bill Vol. 1, they became etched in our memories as did the characters themselves who took part in adrenaline pumping scenes of car chases, sword fights and butt-kicking. When most people think action stars, they think Sylvester Stallone, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis. But there are black action stars that have been killing the game for years. For that reason, we recount some of our favorite action movie stars and the characters they played that grabbed our attention and kept it. And sorry, we didn’t go ALL THE WAY BACK to Blaxploitation days if that’s what you were hoping for…

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  • juan

    She’s Dominican! Idiots. Rosario Dawson in Puertorican.

    • BlackLatino

      Don’t worry, if they don’t have black in them, I’ll be sure to put it in them!

  • chicaqt

    Nice list , but I would have to add Michael Jai White in Spawn

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  • Curious1

    Vernita Green…which one is she up there???

  • Prissy

    Hands down… Will Smith is THE quintessential Black Action star…. Mr. Fishburne and Mr. Samuel Jackson take 2nd and 3rd place with me