There are many incredible stars today in modern action cinema and with a rich history before that (with Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee and more), we have plenty to kept fans happy. Here’s a (suggested) list of ten highly skilled male action stars in film today, known for their impressive martial arts abilities and performances:
- Donnie Yen: Known for his roles in the “Ip Man” series and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Donnie Yen is a renowned martial artist and actor.
- Tony Jaa: Famous for his incredible acrobatics and intense fight scenes in films like “Ong-Bak” and “The Protector,” Tony Jaa showcases his Muay Thai skills on the big screen.
- Iko Uwais: Known for his starring role in “The Raid” series, Iko Uwais is a skilled Indonesian martial artist specializing in the Pencak Silat style.
- Scott Adkins: Recognized for his impressive martial arts skills in films like the “Undisputed” series and “Ninja,” Scott Adkins is known for his versatility in various martial arts styles.
- Jing Wu (Jacky Wu): With notable roles in films like “SPL: Sha Po Lang” and “Wolf Warrior,” Jing Wu is a Chinese martial artist who combines his skills with intense on-screen performances.
- Michael Jai White: Known for his roles in films like “Blood and Bone” and “Undisputed II: Last Man Standing,” Michael Jai White is a highly skilled martial artist with a background in multiple disciplines.
- Tiger Chen: A martial artist and actor, Tiger Chen worked closely with the Wachowskis in the film “Man of Tai Chi” and has also appeared in other action movies, showcasing his expertise in Tai Chi.
- Marko Zaror: Hailing from Chile, Marko Zaror is known for his powerful and dynamic fight scenes in films such as “Kiltro” and “Mandrill,” displaying his background in various martial arts disciplines.
- Jin Zhang: With his notable portrayal of “Cheung Tin-chi” in the “Ip Man” series and roles in films like “Master Z: Ip Man Legacy,” Jin Zhang showcases his martial arts expertise with finesse and intensity.
- Joe Taslim: An Indonesian actor and martial artist who has made a mark in both local and international film industries. Renowned for his exceptional martial arts abilities and intense performances, Taslim has appeared in notable films such as “The Raid” series and “Fast & Furious 6,” showcasing his skills and captivating audiences with his on-screen presence.
Please note that this list is subjective and represents a selection of martial artists in film today who are well-regarded for their martial arts abilities. There are many other talented martial artists in the industry as well.