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The Expendables franchise took multiple famous action stars and put them all on the same big screen. With the third installment of that franchise, The Expendables 3, getting ready to debut on Aug. 15, it felt right to count down film’s biggest action stars of the 21st century.
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An action film is categorized by one or more heroes being placed into a series of challenges that no ordinary person could complete. These challenges typically include physical feats, extended fight scenes, violence and frantic chases. Oh yeah, there is also a villain that the audience can root against. For the most part, these films are very similar – the main character will usually try but fail at the start of the film, learn a valuable life lesson in the process, then suddenly come back at the end to save the day.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 male action stars of the 21st century.