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Top 10 Hottest Action Stars


Script written by Spencer Sher These are the hottest action stars! For this list, we're ranking the most physically fit, charismatic or otherwise attractive actors who have worked in action movies. Male and female actors will both be considered, just so long as they've appeared in at least one action film, and are widely considered to be, ahem, "fine physical specimens."
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Top 10 Hottest Action Stars


These movie icons make kicking ass look good. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Hottest Action Stars.



For this list, we're ranking the most physically fit, charismatic or otherwise attractive actors who have worked in action movies. Male and female actors will both be considered, just so long as they've appeared in at least one action film, and are widely considered to be, ahem, "fine physical specimens."



#10: Henry Cavill





We may know him today as the Man of Steel, but Superman isn't the only role for which Henry Cavill is known. The handsome British actor also set hearts a flutter in his appearance as suave super-spy Napoleon Solo in 2015’s "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." It's his place within the DC cinematic universe that probably earns him the most commercial attention, however, as Cavill brings a certain square-jawed, yet approachable earnestness as both Clark Kent and Supes, serving as a worthy successor to his timeless predecessor, Christopher Reeve.



#9: Tom Cruise





Age ain't nothin' but a number. Or, at least that seems to be the case with Tom Cruise, who still seems to possess the same boyish charm he possessed way back in films such as "Legend" and "Risky Business." Tom is something of celebrity royalty, always at the center of attention, and still drawing headlines, for better or worse, to this day. He's also still devilishly handsome, growing into that aforementioned charm and naiveté with a cross between cocky confidence and sexy intelligence. Oh, and he still performs many of his own stunts, proving that Cruise is still as physically fit as ever.



#8: Lucy Liu





Ok, so the 2000 "Charlie's Angels" adaptation wasn't particularly stellar, but it did have one major thing going for it: Lucy Liu. The casting of Liu not only brought the actress' early martial arts background to the table, but it also netted one of Hollywood's most alluring leading ladies. Liu has proven time and time again that she's a well-rounded performer, easily moving between action, comedy and drama with ease. At the same time, the actress is undeniably one of the world's great beauties, possessing a grace that is both stately and incredibly attractive. Talent, drive and beauty? We call that a winning combination.





#7: Bruce Willis





:We don't want to refer to Bruce Willis as an "elder statesman" when it comes to hot action stars, but we also have to admit that Bruce has been kicking ass and taking hearts for decades. Sure, Willis was supremely sexy as the determined and inventive John McClane in the "Die Hard" franchise, but he's also been unafraid to mature gracefully, specifically with regards to his hair. Simply stated: no one quite rocks the "bald is beautiful" look quite like Bruce. This, combined with the actor's easy charisma and effortless, manly appeal, makes Bruce Willis an action movie heartthrob for the ages.



#6: Dwayne Johnson





Ok, does anyone out there own a smile as devastating as that of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? We didn't think so. That isn't the only sexy aspect of this professional wrestler-turned-action-star, however, as "The Rock" has continually impressed both critics and fans with his personal drive for self-improvement. Johnson's work ethic at the gym and on the movie set has been well documented, and has also been reflected in his status as one of Hollywood's highest paid actors. "The Rock" just seems to be the total package, and, to be quite honest: he can body slam us any day!



#5: Angelina Jolie





The modeling world has seen many aspiring talents attempt to parlay their success to a career in film. Very few of them do so with the sort of success achieved by Angelina Jolie. Jolie was only an aspiring actor taking modeling gigs and music video shoots before appearances in such action films as "Cyborg 2" and "Hackers" began to place her on the action movie radar. It was Jolie's performance as Lara Croft in the first "Tomb Raider" franchise that cemented her as an all time sex symbol for the genre, however, bringing to the screen an untouchable combination of sultry sensuality and fearless strength.



#4: Will Smith





There's no limit to the talent of Will Smith. He can rap, act, dance, write songs...oh, and he also just happens to be one of Hollywood's most handsome men. Smith is one of the most versatile performers when it comes to acting in action movies, moving from something macho like Michael Bay's "Bad Boys" series into something a bit more comedic, like the "Men in Black" franchise. Big Willie isn't afraid to mix it up, and always does so with that one-of-a-kind charisma. Smith is just classically handsome; a talented guy with a warm smile, strong physique...and the acting chops to back it all up.



#3: Hugh Jackman





Hugh Jackman has a laundry list of talents to his name, from acting and singing to producing. But the biggest appeal for this hunky Australian is his ability to effortlessly move between movie genres that, on the surface, seem to be diametrically opposed to one another. Jackman has virtually defined the role of Wolverine for the MCU, yet he also loves working in more musically focused pictures, such as "Les Misèrables" and "The Greatest Showman." This combination of machismo and sensitivity is undeniably appealing, while Jackman's intensity and skill as a performer ensure that our eyes are glued to him every single time.



#2: Keanu Reeves





Who would've thought that the dim-but-lovable Ted "Theodore" Logan would've grown up to become one of Hollywood's hottest action stars? To be fair, Keanu Reeves' profile as an action hero rose pretty quickly after "Bill and Ted," as the actor nailed roles in "Point Break" and "Speed," before moving on to star as Neo in "The Matrix" franchise. Reeves hasn't stopped there, either, finding modern day success with the "John Wick" franchise, as one driven and deadly hit man. He's lithe, lean and oh-so mean, but we just can't help but think he's a dream. Keanu Reeves is one hot ticket.





Before we name our hottest action star, here are some smokin' honorable mentions!



Arnold Schwarzenegger





Milla Jovovich





Jason Statham







#1: Chris Hemsworth




Ok, so there's more than one hot "Chris" kicking around in comic book movies, but our number one pick just has to be the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth. There's just something primal about Hemsworth's peak physical conditioning that makes him a perfect fit as Thor; a muscular frame combined with a winning smile, and a wicked sense of humor. It's not just helmets and hammers that make Hemsworth great, though. He's also impressed us with appearances in "Rush" and "The Cabin in the Woods," proving that this Chris isn't just a pretty face, but a mean set of thespian skills, as well.
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