Action is a genre that involves high energy stories, featuring fighting, car chases, rescues, battles, and escapes. In action films, these elements often take precedence from the emotional drama or character development. Instead, the focus is usually on a protagonist who must survive against all odds in a difficult and often dangerous situation. Stunts are used frequently in action films. Sometimes actors have stunt doubles who are trained how to do dangerous activities. An example of an action film is Mission Impossible, where Tom Cruise does all sorts of crazy stuff.

What makes a movie an action movie?

Action movies are made up of action scenes that feature fighting, stunts, car chases or explosions that take more importance over other elements like characterization or complex plots. An action movie typically has a strong hero, revenge plot, montages and scenes of the hero training, car chases, and a final fight between the hero and antagonist. Action movies are often paired with the thriller or adventure genre.

What are the typical conventions of action movies?

The typical conventions of action movies include a hero, victim, and villain, a goal to stop the villain force and save the victim, and a power divide between the hero and the villain. Other typical conventions include a speech in praise of the villain. The men in action movies are generally portrayed as strong and brave, the women as vulnerable and beautiful, while the villains are seen as evil, devious, and nasty.

What is an action thriller?

An action thriller can be defined as a genre that blends both anticipation and suspense. Action thrillers aim to keep audiences alert and looking at the screen at all times. The protagonist in the films are placed against a problem and have a mission that will showcase the danger that the protagonist faces. Tension is tied to the main problem and continues to build throughout the film, leading to a provocative movie climax.

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5’7” | 1.70 m
June 4, 1975
Angelina Jolie
170.000
1975.00
646000
3D
Angelina Jolie
Ant Man
137000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)
Ant Man
178.000
1962.00
137000
3D
Ant Man
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
188.000
1947.00
559000
3D
Arnold Schwarzenegger
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
3D
Baby Groot
Bane
113000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bane
175.000
2012.00
113000
3D
Bane
6’2” | 1.88 m
Batman (1966)
Batman (Adam West)
188.000
1966.00
640000
3D
Batman (Adam West)
6’0” | 1.83 m
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman (Christian Bale)
183.000
2005.00
638000
3D
Batman (Christian Bale)
5’9” | 1.75 m
Batman (1989)
Batman (Michael Keaton)
175.000
1989.00
25000
3D
Batman (Michael Keaton)
6’4” | 1.93 m
August 15, 1972
Ben Affleck
193.000
1972.00
438000
3D
Ben Affleck
Brad Pitt
641000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 18, 1963
Brad Pitt
180.000
1963.00
641000
3D
Brad Pitt
5’7” | 1.70 m
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
170.000
1992.00
110000
3D
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
5’10” | 1.78 m
August 7, 1975
Charlize Theron
178.000
1975.00
545000
3D
Charlize Theron
6’0” | 1.83 m
June 13, 1981
Chris Evans
183.000
1981.00
638000
3D
Chris Evans
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 21, 1979
Chris Pratt
188.000
1979.00
784000
3D
Chris Pratt
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 30, 1974
Christian Bale
183.000
1974.00
235000
3D
Christian Bale
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
1.880
2013.00
13000
3D
Corvus Glaive
Deadpool
385000
6’2” | 1.88 m
The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Deadpool
1.880
1991.00
385000
3D
Deadpool
6’1” | 1.85 m
December 28, 1954
Denzel Washington
185.000
1954.00
259000
3D
Denzel Washington
6’8” | 2.03 m
March 10, 1982
Dr Disrespect
203.000
1982.00
232000
3D
Dr Disrespect
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
1.910
1973.00
17000
3D
Drax
6’5” | 1.96 m
May 2, 1972
Dwayne Johnson
196.000
1972.00
630000
3D
Dwayne Johnson
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
1.750
2013.00
27000
3D
Ebony Maw
Falcon
84000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Captain America #117 (September 1969)
Falcon
178.000
1969.00
84000
3D
Falcon
Gal Gadot
1230000
5’10” | 1.78 m
April 30, 1985
Gal Gadot
178.000
1985.00
1230000
3D
Gal Gadot
Gamora
91000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Gamora
170.000
1975.00
91000
3D
Gamora
Ghost
1600
5’6” | 1.68 m
Iron Man #219 (June 1987)
Ghost
1.680
1987.00
1600
3D
Ghost
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
3D
Groot
5’6” | 1.68 m
Suicide Squad (2016)
Harley Quinn
168.000
2016.00
549000
3D
Harley Quinn
6’1” | 1.85 m
July 13, 1942
Harrison Ford
185.000
1942.00
346000
3D
Harrison Ford
5’11” | 1.80 m
Watchmen (2019)
Hooded Justice
180.000
2019.00
17000
3D
Hooded Justice
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 7, 1954
Jackie Chan
175.000
1954.00
371000
3D
Jackie Chan
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 26, 1967
Jason Statham
178.000
1967.00
276000
3D
Jason Statham
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 20, 1979
John Krasinski
191.000
1979.00
348000
3D
John Krasinski
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Dark Knight (2008)
Joker (Heath Ledger)
185.000
2008.00
37000
3D
Joker (Heath Ledger)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Batman (1989)
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
178.000
1989.00
51000
3D
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
5’8” | 1.73 m
Joker (2019)
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
173.000
2019.00
21000
3D
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
6’0" | 1.83 m
Jungle Action #6 (September 1973)
Killmonger
1.830
1973.00
44000
3D
Killmonger
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
2.310
1962.00
36000
3D
Korg
6’4” | 1.93 m
June 7, 1952
Liam Neeson
193.000
1952.00
422000
3D
Liam Neeson
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 5, 1971
Mark Wahlberg
178.000
1971.00
397000
3D
Mark Wahlberg
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 8, 1970
Matt Damon
178.000
1970.00
359000
3D
Matt Damon
5’10” | 1.78 m
January 3, 1956
Mel Gibson
178.000
1956.00
193000
3D
Mel Gibson
Mysterio
111000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Mysterio
180.000
1964.00
111000
3D
Mysterio
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
3D
Nebula
6’2” | 1.88 m
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)
Nick Fury
188.000
1963.00
54000
3D
Nick Fury
6’1" | 1.85 m
Watchmen (2009)
Nite Owl
185.000
2009.00
9100
3D
Nite Owl
Okoye
25000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Black Panther #1 (November 1998)
Okoye
1.700
1998.00
25000
3D
Okoye
5’5” | 1.64 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Proxima Midnight
1.640
2013.00
25000
3D
Proxima Midnight
5’11” | 1.80 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Quicksilver
1.800
1964.00
89000
3D
Quicksilver
6’2” | 1.88 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Red Skull
1.880
1941.00
43000
3D
Red Skull
6’5” | 1.96 m
Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
Ronan the Accuser
1.960
1967.00
22000
3D
Ronan the Accuser
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 23, 1976
Ryan Reynolds
188.000
1976.00
558000
3D
Ryan Reynolds
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 21, 1948
Samuel L. Jackson
188.000
1948.00
146000
3D
Samuel L. Jackson
Shuri
29000
5’5” | 1.64 m
Black Panther #2 (May 2005)
Shuri
1.640
2005.00
29000
3D
Shuri
5’8” | 1.73 m
Watchmen (2009)
Silk Spectre
173.000
2009.00
21000
3D
Silk Spectre
Stan Lee
271000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1922 (Birthday)
Stan Lee
180.000
1922.00
271000
3D
Stan Lee
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 6, 1946
Sylvester Stallone
178.000
1946.00
468000
3D
Sylvester Stallone
5’11” | 1.85 m
2003, 2004
The Bride
185.000
2003.00
3D
The Bride
6’1" | 1.85 m
Watchmen (2009)
The Comedian
185.000
2009.00
11000
3D
The Comedian
4’10” | 1.47 m
Batman Returns (1992)
The Penguin
147.000
1992.00
17000
3D
The Penguin
5’7” | 1.70 m
July 3, 1962
Tom Cruise
170.000
1962.00
617000
3D
Tom Cruise
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
2.310
1968.00
48000
3D
Ultron
Venom
389000
5’9” | 1.75 m (Variable)
The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984)
Venom
1.750
1984.00
389000
3D
Venom
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 18, 1967
Vin Diesel
183.000
1967.00
330000
3D
Vin Diesel
Vision
85000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (published August, 1968)
Vision
191.000
1968.00
85000
3D
Vision
Vulture
117000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963)
Vulture
1.750
1963.00
117000
3D
Vulture
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)
War Machine
185.000
1979.00
65000
3D
War Machine
Wasp
121000
5’6” | 1.68 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)
Wasp
168.000
1963.00
121000
3D
Wasp
6’0" | 1.83 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Winter Soldier
183.000
1941.00
117000
3D
Winter Soldier
Wolverine
253000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Wolverine
1.910
1974.00
253000
3D
Wolverine
5’10" | 1.78 m
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
178.000
2016.00
531000
3D
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
5’11” | 1.80 m
Wonder Woman (1975)
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
180.000
1975.00
530000
3D
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
Bane (Tom Hardy)
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Bane (Tom Hardy) with other related DC Comics characters

Bane is a fictional villain in The Dark Night Rises and the extended DC Comics universe. Born in prison, Bane trained from infancy to become strong enough to escape the darkness once and for all. Raised without kindness, he shows no mercy to his enemies or his victims.

He has borderline superhuman strength, a brutal nature, and is skilled in a variety of fighting styles, though he can generally rely only on his strength to win a fight. He is best identified by the claw-like mask he wears over his nose and mouth, soothing the pain from his injuries and obscuring his voice.

Bane, portrayed by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Bane (Tom Hardy) measured with overall height
Bane is a fictional villain in The Dark Night Rises and the extended DC Comics universe. Born in prison, Bane trained from infancy to become strong enough to escape the darkness once and for all. Raised without kindness, he shows no mercy to his enemies or his victims.

Bane, portrayed by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Bane (Tom Hardy) measured with overall height
Bane (Tom Hardy)
Height:
5’9” | 1.75 m
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Tom Hardy
First Appearance
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Bane (Tom Hardy) front, side, fighting (front), fighting (side)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Collection of drawings of Arnold Schwarzenegger measured with overall height

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American politician and actor. He was born in Austria and rose to fame as a world-class bodybuilder, winning the title of Mr. Universe aged 20. He later began a film career, appearing in James Cameron’s Terminator movies as the titular role, the Terminator. He also appeared in several acclaimed films, including Kindergarten Cop, Total Recall, and the Christmas classic, Jingle all the Way. He moved into politics in the early 2000s, and served as the Republican governor of California from 2003 to 2013. He has five children. He is vegetarian and advocates for the environmental benefits of a meat-free diet.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American politician and actor. He was born in Austria and rose to fame as a world-class bodybuilder, winning the title of Mr. Universe aged 20. He later began a film career and moved into politics in the early 2000s, and served as the Republican governor of California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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Years Active
1969-present (Acting); 2003-2011 (Governor)
Given Name
Birthday
July 30, 1947

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Arnold Schwarzenegger side (talking), side (casual), front (formal, waving), walking (side, casual)

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John Krasinski
Drawings of John Krasinski in a range of positions labeled with overall height

John Krasinksi is an American actor. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1979. After graduating from college, John Krasinski moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. In 2004, he was cast in the American version of hit mockumentary television show, The Office and starred in the show until 2013. He married fellow actor Emily Blunt in a ceremony in Italy in 2010 - they now have two children together. They co-wrote and starred in 2017 film A Quiet Place, a post-apocalyptic horror film, which received critical acclaim. He also produces and stars in the television show, Jack Ryan.

John Krasinski has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

John Krasinksi is an American actor. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1979. After college, Krasinski moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. In 2004, he was cast in the American version of hit mockumentary television show, The Office and starred in the show until 2013.

John Krasinski has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

John Krasinski
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6’3” | 1.91 m
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Years Active
2000–present
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Birthday
October 20, 1979

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John Krasinski front, front (athletic), side (walking)

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The Penguin (Danny DeVito)
Height comparison diagram of The Penguin compared to related DC Comics characters

The Penguin, also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a fictional villain and mobster in Batman Returns and the extended DC Comics universe. A rich mob boss, he fancies himself a gentleman even as he’s unafraid to get his hands dirty.

Having grown up rich but mocked for his disfigured nose, Oswald spent his entire youth waiting to exact his revenge. Though he has no superpowers naturally, his signature umbrella morphs into a variety of tools and weapons, including a gun, knives, and even a helicopter. His nickname comes from both his physical stature and the suits he’s so fond of wearing.

The Penguin, portrayed by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

Series of elevation drawings of The Penguin in multiple poses and measured with overall height
The Penguin, also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a fictional villain and mobster in Batman Returns and the extended DC Comics universe. A rich mob boss, he fancies himself a gentleman even as he’s unafraid to get his hands dirty. Having grown up rich but mocked for his disfigured nose.

The Penguin, portrayed by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

Series of elevation drawings of The Penguin in multiple poses and measured with overall height
The Penguin (Danny DeVito)
Height:
4’10” | 1.47 m
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Weight:
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Actor
Danny DeVito
First Appearance
Batman Returns (1992)

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The Penguin front, side, front (formal), side (formal)

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Sylvester Stallone
Drawings of Sylvester Stallone in a range of positions labeled with overall height

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor. He was born in New York City in 1946, to parents of Italian and French descent and is known for his signature snarling look which is due to complications during his birth. He rose to fame after starring in the 1976 film, Rocky, a rags to riches tale following the story of a working-class boxer, Rocky Balboa. Following his success, Sylvester Stallone appeared as Rambo, a Vietnam war veteran. He has appeared in and directed numerous Rocky and Rambo sequels. Sylvester Stallone has been married three times, and has five children. He is a keen advocate of gun control.

Sylvester Stallone has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor. He was born in New York City in 1946, to parents of Italian and French descent and is known for his signature snarling look which is due to complications during his birth. He rose to fame after starring in Rocky (1976), and later as Vietnam veteran, Rambo.

Sylvester Stallone has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Sylvester Stallone
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Years Active
1970–present
Given Name
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Birthday
July 6, 1946

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