92% of People Can't Name All of These '80s and '90s Action Stars from an Image. Can You?

By: Khadija Leon
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In the '80s and the '90s, we saw a surge in action movies, which made the careers of many of the actors and actresses we love today. How many of them can you identify? Take this quiz to find out!

Chow Yun-Fat is a Chinese actor best known for the roles that he played in A Better Tomorrow; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hard Boiled and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. He first appeared on a television series in the '80s, and it wasn’t long before he became a star.

Carlos Ray Norris is an American actor and martial artist who is best known for starring in action blockbusters like Way of the Dragon, The Hitman and Delta Force, but is most famous for his role in Walker, Texas Ranger. He has also won many championships as well as owning his own fighting school.

This Belgian actor who is sometime called JCVD or simply Jean-Claude took the action movie world by storm after starring in a series of hits throughout the 1980s and 1990s, some of which include; Lionheart, Double Impact and Street Fighter.

Mel Gibson is an American actor who is known for the roles that he played in Lethal Weapon, Braveheart and the Mad Max franchise. Since the beginning of the new millennium, he has taken a backseat with his acting career and instead directs and produces movies.

Harrison Ford is an American actor who gained worldwide success after starring in ‘80s blockbusters like Indiana Jones, Blade Runner and the Star Wars series. As of 2016, his films have grossed an astounding $6 billion worldwide.

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor and producer best known for the roles that he has played in Interview with the Vampire, Desperado, Assassins, Evita and The Mask of Zorro. He went on to reprise many of the roles as well as being the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek series.

Jackie Chan is a Chinese actor, stuntman, director and producer who is known worldwide for his acrobatic fighting style. The Kung Fu-trained actor, whose net worth is said to be $350 million, has starred in hits such as Demolition Man, Rush Hour and The Police Story series.

The two-time Golden Globe and Emmy award winner is best known for starring as Sarah Connor in The Terminator series as well as starring in Dante’s Peak. The actress has also starred in many television series, the most successful of which are Beauty and the Beast and King’s Crossing.

Wesley Snipes is an actor, producer, author and martial artist whose body of work includes New Jack City, Demolition Man, White Men Can’t Jump and the Blade movie series. The star has also been in the headlines for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.

Steven Seagal is an American actor and martial artist who has a 7th dan black belt in aikido (a modern Japanese form of martial arts). He is best known for starring in Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Out for Justice and Marked for Death.

Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor whose body of work spans over 30 years. His most famous movies include the John Wick franchise, Speed, The Devil’s Advocate, Point Break, Bram Stoker’s Dracula as well as The Bill and Ted series.

The Australian actor and producer is best known for starring as Wolverine in the X-Men series, but long before that, he got his start on television shows like Snowy River: The McGregor Saga and Correlli.

Kurt Russell is an American actor who rose to fame when he acted in The Travels of Jaimie McPheeter back in the 1960s. He later went on to star in Silkwood, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, Escape from New York (and L.A.), The Thing and Stargate.

Sylvester Stallone became a household name when he starred as Rocky Balboa in the seven Rocky films between 1982 and 2008, which won him numerous awards. He also starred in Escape to Victory with Michael Caine, Cliffhanger and Demolition Man.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, politician, businessman and former body builder known for winning the Mr. Universe title, for starring as Conan the Barbarian and for starring in The Terminator series.

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress who is called “The Sci-Fi Queen” by many because she has starred in so many of those films. Some of her most iconic roles include the Alien series, Ghostbusters, Copycat and Half Moon Street.

Peter Weller is an American actor and TV director who has starred in over 60 movies and television series, some of which include RoboCop, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

Bruce Willis is an American Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actor and singer. Some of his best work includes The Sixth Sense, The Fifth Element, Last Man Standing, Twelve Monkeys, Pulp Fiction, Look Who’s Talking and the Die Hard series.

Clint Eastwood was already a household name by the time the 1980s had arrived and is best known as an actor and filmmaker. His body of work includes In the Line of Fire, Absolute Power, Pink Cadillac and Sudden Impact.

Bruce Lee was a Chinese-American martial artist, director and actor who was considered by many to be one of the most influential people in the history of martial arts. He has starred in movies like The Curse of the Dragon and The Game of Death.

Willard Smith is an American actor, comedian, rapper and producer who rose to fame after starring on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1992. Although he was not a successful action star in the '80s, he was a very successful rapper who went on to win 5 Grammys.

Nicolas Cage is an American actor who gained critical acclaim early in his career for starring in movies like The Rock, City of Angels and Face/Off. He would later go on to star in blockbusters like National Treasure, Ghost Rider and Kick-Ass.

Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor and film producer who starred in the hit series Remington Steele from 1982-1987. He later went on to star in The Fourth Protocol, Robinson Crusoe and four of the James Bond movies.

Kevin Costner is an American actor who starred in hits like The Untouchables, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, A Perfect World and Waterworld. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for over 50 awards, 2 of which were Oscars wins.

Jet Li is a Chinese actor, producer and martial artist who first appeared in American films in 1998 after starring in Lethal Weapon 4. He would later join the cast of The Expendables, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and his latest XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

Liam Neeson is an Irish actor who is most known for his role as Bryan Mills in the Taken series. Almost 15 years before that, he starred in award-winning films such as Schindler’s List, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Les Miserables.

Robert De Niro is known worldwide for his numerous roles playing different gangsters. After gaining success in the 1970s, he went on to star in Raging Bull, The Untouchables, Goodfellas and Marvin’s Room.

While many people know her as Sylvester Stallone’s ex-wife, Brigitte had a career of her own. Not only was she a successful model and writer, she also starred in Rocky IV, Beverly Hills Cop II and Cobra.

Samuel L. Jackson made headline in the early 1990s after starring in a number of blockbusters, some of which included Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard with a Vengeance and Patriot Games.

Sir Sean Connery is a Scottish award-winning actor who was the first of many to play the role of secret agent, James Bond. He also starred in The Untouchables, a film for which he won an Academy award, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Name of the Rose and DragonHeart.

Tom Cruise is an American actor who started his career when he was only 19 years old, and since then has gone on to win numerous awards and is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. He has starred in hits including Top Gun, Rain Man, Mission: Impossible and Interview with the Vampire.

Carl Weathers is a former professional football player and actor best known for the role of Apollo Creed in the Rocky Balboa series. He also starred in Predator, Action Jackson and the television series Arrested Development.

Dolph Ludgren is a Swedish actor, screenwriter and martial artist who is best known as an action star in movies like Rocky IV, The Punisher, Universal Soldier, Hidden Assassin and The Peacekeeper.

Pam Grier is an American actress who was known for starring in numerous prison films. Some of her best work includes Jackie Brown, The Vindicator, Above the Law, The Bronx and Fort Apache.

Sharon Stone is an American actress and model whose breakout moment came in 1989 when she starred in War and Remembrance. She also starred in Total Recall, Basic Instinct and Casino, for which she won an Academy Award.

Val Kilmer is an American actor who first got his start in comedy films. He later starred in a string of action movies, some of which include Top Gun, Heat, Batman Forever, Tombstone and The Saint.

Christopher Reeve was an American actor, director and producer best known for portraying Superman in the Superman movie in 1978. He also starred in Street Smart, The Remains of the Day and The Bostonians.

Milla Jovovich is a Ukrainian-born model and actress, best known for her role as Alice in the Resident Evil film and game franchise. Before that, she starred in The Fifth Element and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc.

Known throughout Asian countries as one of the best actors and martial artists in the region, the Chinese actor starred in Legend of the Dragon, Fist of Fury 1991, Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle.

Danny Trejo is known for starring in numerous movies, many of which as antihero or villainous roles. Although his career spans many decades, some of his best work comes from the '90s and include movies like Desperado, Heat, Con Air, Anaconda and From Dusk till Dawn.

John Travolta is an American actor, dancer and singer who is best known for the roles that he has played in Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He then went on to star in Pulp Fiction, Face/Off and Swordfish.

Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor who is known worldwide for playing U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive. He also starred in the Men in Black series, Batman Forever and Natural Born Killers.

Although he is known for being a stand-up comedian, he has also been in many different types of movies, some of which include the action films Bad Boys, Nothing to Lose and Wild Hogs.

Al Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker who has been on the big screen for over 50 years. His most notable work includes Scarface, The Godfather, The Devil’s Advocate, Carlito’s Way and The Insider, most of which he has won awards for.

Danny Glover is an American actor and activist best known for the roles that he played in the Lethal Weapon film series, Predator 2, Silverado and The Witness. He has also starred in numerous television series, some of which have been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards.

Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker best known for starring in The Green Mile, Apollo 13 and A League of Their Own. His films have grossed more than $9 billion and he has won almost every single major award for his work.

Originally from New Zealand, Sam Neil is known for acting in Jurassic Park, The Final Conflict, Possession and Dead Calm. He has also done a lot of work in the television industry, starring in Reilly: Ace of Spies, The Tudors and Crusoe.

Mark Hamill is known around the world as Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars franchise. Apart from his work in that series, he has also starred in many animated superhero series including The Incredible Hulk, Superman and Batman: The Animated Series.

Brad Pitt is one of the most famous actors in the world and has a long list of awards to prove it. He first turned heads in 1991 when he starred in Thelma & Louise, then later in A River Runs Through It, Interview with a Vampire and Legends of the Fall.

Sean Bean is an English actor who is known for portraying Ned Stark on Game of Thrones and Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has also starred in GoldenEye, Ronin, Patriot Games and The Field.

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