Action Heroes are really brave. They are usually people that we see in adventure stories and films who get into all sorts of trouble and have to get their way out of it using their various skills. Action heroes usually engage in a lot of physical action, such as fighting, running, and driving. Furiosa is an action hero from the film franchise, Mad Max. She is the lead driver for the gang, and fights for both herself, and on the behalf of others who are suffering more than she is. She is physically and mentally strong, tough, and resilient.

What are the traits of an action hero?

The traits of an action hero include having bravery, conviction, courage to complete their tasks, and determination. An action hero is also often helpful, full of honesty, inspirational, and carries moral integrity. They are also protective, selfless, and have more strength than the average person.

When did action movies become popular?

Action movies started to become popular in the late 1960s and 1970s but did not become popular until the 1980s. Early action movies featured physical acrobatics and dangerous stunt work featured in the movies of Jackie Chan or Sammo Hung. Modern action movies are often modern variations of martial arts films.

Who is the greatest action hero?

The greatest action hero of all time is a debated subject, but it is considered to be Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has had a long career and has starred in various action roles and James Cameron movies. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the protagonist of various action films of the 1980s and 1990s.

Action Heroes Guides
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Bruce Lee
381000
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 27, 1940
Bruce Lee
173.000
1940.00
381000
3D
Bruce Lee
5’4” | 1.63 m
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Buffy Summers
163.000
1992.00
39000
3D
Buffy Summers
5’10” | 1.78 m
March 10, 1940
Chuck Norris
178.000
1940.00
302000
3D
Chuck Norris
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dirty Harry
193.000
1971.00
74700
3D
Dirty Harry
Django
127000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Django Unchained (2012)
Django
175.000
2012.00
127000
3D
Django
5’10” | 1.78 m
Alien (1979)
Ellen Ripley
178.000
1979.00
14000
3D
Ellen Ripley
5’7” | 1.70 m
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Ethan Hunt
170.000
1996.00
11000
3D
Ethan Hunt
Furiosa
11000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Furiosa
178.000
2015.00
11000
3D
Furiosa
Han Solo
149000
6’1” | 1.85 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Han Solo
185.000
1977.00
149000
3D
Han Solo
6’1” | 1.85 m
July 13, 1942
Harrison Ford
185.000
1942.00
346000
3D
Harrison Ford
6’1” | 1.85 m
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones
185.000
1981.00
266000
3D
Indiana Jones
Jack Ryan
337000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018)
Jack Ryan
191.000
2018.00
337000
3D
Jack Ryan
5'10" | 1.78 m
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Jack Sparrow
178.000
2003.00
56000
3D
Jack Sparrow
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 7, 1954
Jackie Chan
175.000
1954.00
371000
3D
Jackie Chan
6’1” | 1.85 m
GoldenEye (1995)
James Bond (Brosnan)
185.000
1995.00
7100
3D
James Bond (Brosnan)
6’2” | 1.88 m
Dr. No (1962)
James Bond (Connery)
188.000
1962.00
10400
3D
James Bond (Connery)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Casino Royale (2006)
James Bond (Craig)
178.000
2006.00
15500
3D
James Bond (Craig)
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Living Daylights (1987)
James Bond (Dalton)
188.000
1987.00
2950
3D
James Bond (Dalton)
6’1” | 1.85 m
Live and Let Die (1973)
James Bond (Moore)
185.000
1973.00
3550
3D
James Bond (Moore)
5’10” | 1.78 m
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Jason Bourne
178.000
2002.00
105000
3D
Jason Bourne
6’0” | 1.83 m
Die Hard (1988)
John McClane
183.000
1988.00
14000
3D
John McClane
5’10” | 1.78 m
First Blood (1972)
John Rambo
178.000
1972.00
9500
3D
John Rambo
John Wick
926000
6’1” | 1.85 m
John Wick (2014)
John Wick
185.000
2014.00
926000
3D
John Wick
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Hunger Games (2012)
Katniss Everdeen
175.000
2012.00
37000
3D
Katniss Everdeen
6’2” | 1.88 m
300 (2007)
King Leonidas
188.000
2007.00
13000
3D
King Leonidas
5’6” | 1.68 m
Tomb Raider (2018)
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)
168.000
2018.00
101950
3D
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)
5’7” | 1.70 m
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
170.000
2001.00
105100
3D
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
Leeloo
82000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Fifth Element (1997)
Leeloo
175.000
1997.00
82000
3D
Leeloo
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Luke Skywalker
175.000
1977.00
133000
3D
Luke Skywalker
Mad Max
147700
5’10” | 1.78 m
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max
178.000
1979.00
147700
3D
Mad Max
6’4” | 1.93 m
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Man with No Name
193.000
1964.00
8500
3D
Man with No Name
6’0” | 1.83 m
Gladiator (2000)
Maximus Decimus Meridius
183.000
2000.00
8900
3D
Maximus Decimus Meridius
Neo
99500
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Matrix (1999)
Neo
185.000
1999.00
99500
3D
Neo
5’6” | 1.68 m
The Terminator (1984)
Sarah Connor
168.000
1984.00
45000
3D
Sarah Connor
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Terminator (1984)
T-800 Terminator
188.000
1984.00
235000
3D
T-800 Terminator
5’11” | 1.85 m
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The Bride
185.000
2003.00
5900
3D
The Bride
5’8” | 1.73 m
The Matrix (1999)
Trinity
173.000
1999.00
9500
3D
Trinity
5’10” | 1.78 m
Braveheart (1995)
William Wallace
178.000
1995.00
85000
3D
William Wallace
Imperator Furiosa
Height comparison diagram of Imperator Furiosa compared to other action heroes

Imperator Furiosa is one of the main characters in Mad Max: Fury Road. Born in a land called The Green Place, she was kidnapped as a child with one of her many mothers. Through her abduction, she ended up in the hands of Immortan Joe, where she was given away to one of his Imperators who taught her how to fight in war. Furiosa has buzz cut hair, is missing her left forearm, and wears a light tan blouse with a girdle and an assortment of belts. She is a strong character and not one to be messed with! Check out the Mad Max movies to see what happens with Imperator Furiosa!

Imperator Furiosa is portrayed by Charlize Theron with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Imperator Furiosa with overall height
Imperator Furiosa is one of the main characters in Mad Max: Fury Road. Born in a land called The Green Place, she was kidnapped as a child with one of her many mothers. Through her abduction, she ended up in the hands of Immortan Joe, where she was given away to one of his Imperators.

Imperator Furiosa is portrayed by Charlize Theron with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Imperator Furiosa with overall height
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Charlize Theron
First Appearance
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Sarah Connor
Height comparison diagram of Sarah Connor compared to other action heroes

Sarah Connor is a main character in the Terminator movies and is relentlessly pursued by murderous T-800 Terminator robot, and she doesn’t even know why! Luckily a time traveling soldier comes to her rescue and tells her that she is being pursued because in the future she is actually the mother of John Connor and this killer cyborg, who became miraculously self aware, came back in time to kill her and prevent his birth all together. All this is just in the first movie, check out the others to see the legacy of Sarah and John Connor unfold.

Sarah Connor is portrayed by Linda Hamilton with a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Sarah Connor with overall height
Sarah Connor is a main character in the Terminator movies and is relentlessly pursued by murderous T-800 Terminator robot, and she doesn’t even know why! Luckily a time traveling soldier comes to her rescue and tells her that she is pursued because in the future she is the mother of their leader.

Sarah Connor is portrayed by Linda Hamilton with a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

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Linda Hamilton
First Appearance
The Terminator (1984)

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Bruce Lee
Size comparison drawings of Bruce Lee comparing the heights of other related characters from action films

Bruce Lee, also known as Lee Jun-fan, was a Chinese-American actor, martial artist, director, and martial arts instructor known for being one of the most influential martial artists of all time as well as a pop culture icon. His most famous films included The Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury, The Big Boss, Game of Death, and Enter the Dragon. Bruce Lee is credited with helping change the way Asians were presented within American films. Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32. His legacy continues to impact combat sports, judo, karate, mixed martial arts, and boxing.

Bruce Lee had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Bruce Lee with height measurements
Bruce Lee, also known as Lee Jun-fan, was a Chinese-American actor, martial artist, director, and martial arts instructor known for being one of the most influential martial artists of all time as well as a pop culture icon. His most famous films include The Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon.

Bruce Lee had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

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Years Active: 1941–1973

Death: July 20, 1973 (32)

Given Name
Lee Jun-fan 李振藩
Birthday
November 27, 1940

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Ethan Hunt
Size comparison drawings of Ethan Hunt comparing the heights of other related characters from action films

Ethan Hunt is the fictional character most famously played by Tom Cruise in the movie Mission Impossible. Ethan Hunt’s job is impressive making him involved in some seriously top secret missions, some that are seemingly, you guessed it, impossible! Ethan Hunt's track record is impressive, he attended Syracuse University where he got himself a degree in Computer Science and went on to join the military. A couple years into his time in the military, Hunt went through a Counterintelligence training course and became an agent. Are the missions truly impossible? Check out the hit movie Mission Impossible to see if Ethan Hunt is as good as they say he is!

Ethan Hunt is portrayed by Tom Cruise with a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Ethan Hunt with height measurements
Ethan Hunt is the fictional character most famously played by Tom Cruise in the movie Mission Impossible. Ethan Hunt’s job is impressive making him involved in some seriously top secret missions, some that are seemingly, you guessed it, impossible! Ethan Hunt's track record is impressive.

Ethan Hunt is portrayed by Tom Cruise with a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Ethan Hunt with height measurements
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Tom Cruise
First Appearance
Mission: Impossible (1996)

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Katniss Everdeen
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Katniss Everdeen in relation to other action heroes

Katniss Everdeen is a strong and selfless character from the Hunger Games trilogy. When her younger sister gets called upon to fight in the Hunger Games, a brutal battle where 24 people are chosen to kill each other, she sacrifices herself to be in her place. Having some skill with bow and arrows, Katniss Everdeen makes some moves and helps her home gain some notoriety. The people in charge don’t like that very much and Katniss Everdeen is against a very powerful government that keeps her people in poverty. Check out the Hunger Games movies to see how Katniss Everdeen saves the day!

Katniss Everdeen is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Katniss Everdeen labeled with overall height
Katniss Everdeen is a strong and selfless character from the Hunger Games trilogy. When her younger sister gets called upon to fight in the Hunger Games, a brutal battle where 24 people are chosen to kill each other, she sacrifices herself to be in her place. She is skilled with a bow and arrows.

Katniss Everdeen is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

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Katniss Everdeen
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Actor
Jennifer Lawrence
First Appearance
The Hunger Games (2012)

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