The bodybuilding icon always dreamed of being famous. In 1982, the champion bodybuilder and small-part actor got a big break, winning the lead in Conan the Barbarian. His appearance as the android in James Cameron’s The Terminator started Schwarzenegger on his way to becoming the one of the biggest stars of the 1980s. He would shock the world by becoming Governor of California, but told the acting world “I’ll be back.” He has since returned to the role that made him famous.
“The Rock” was a troubled kid. Johnson’s father, who wrestled professionally as Rocky Johnson, was never there for his son, always on the road. After joining the University of Miami’s championship team, Johnson played briefly in the Canadian Football League before turning to pro wrestling. Johnson’s first acting job was playing his father on an episode of That 70’s Show. The Fast and Furious star is currently in the HBO show Ballers.
The Terminator (1984)
Directed by James Cameron. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield. A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Young Guns (1988)
Directed by Christopher Cain. With Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen. A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Directed by Joel Schumacher. With Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds. An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.
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Internet meme, conservative political activist, Bruce Lee victim, chest hair legend, these are just some of the ways we know Chuck Norris. Before all that, Norris was a real-life championship Karate athlete. Norris was already pursuing an acting career at that time, but didn’t become well known until Bruce Lee put Norris in the villain role in the film Return of the Dragon in 1972.