Although there are certain traits and qualities, such as strength and fearlessness, that make some actors true action heroes in the genre, those traits are sometimes useful in other film roles as well.
Some action stars have a unique relationship with family movies. Unfortunately that’s not always the best direction and it has left some embarrassing movies on the resumes of more than one action star.
10 Chuck Norris acted as himself in the Karate Kid movie, Sidekicks
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SidekicksIn 1992, it starred Jonathan Brandis as an imaginative young martial arts student who was obsessed with action star Chuck Norris, leading him to a series of fantasy worlds in which he accompanied Norris as Your partner.
Although Norris ended up showing up for real to help compete in a tournament similar al de Karate Kid Against his former rivals, the fantasy version of the character showed some really embarrassing moments, which means quite a bit when talking about the star of Walker, Texas Ranger.
9 Hulk Hogan dealt with cheating kids in Mr. Nanny
Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan tried to break into the cinema with some sports movies, such as Rocky III Y No Holds Barred, before starring in family movies like Suburban Commando and the always embarrassing Mr. Nanny in 1993.
A former fighter turned bodyguard faces his life’s work when he becomes the babysitter for two rambunctious boys who are masters of cheating. The film became known through advertisements featuring Hulk Hogan (in a pink tutu) that tried to distance the film from similar ones such as Home alone.
8 Bruce Willis starred in “The Terrible North,” but he did better with the boy
Although he has starred in several action films over the years, Bruce Willis will always be better known as John McClane fromthe franchise Jungle action by Cristal, although he has also had a couple of family movies of varying success.
Willis starred in various roles alongside Elijah Wood in North, from 1994, in which the young headline headed off on his own while taking advice from Willis’ various bad guys in what’s been called one of the worst movies ever made. Willis did a little better with The Kid, from Disney, in 2000, where he encountered a younger version of himself.
7 the Rock dropped out of action for movies like the Game Plan and the Tooth Fairy
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seemed poised to take on a new role as an action movie star following his appearance on The Rundown(2003), where none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to give him the reins of Hollywood.
However, he chose to build his name out of action with a series of familiar roles in films such as The game plan, from 2007, although the worst of the group is undoubtedly The tooth fairyfrom 2010, where Johnson plays an evil professional hockey player who transforms into a real Tooth Fairy to learn a lesson.
6 Vin Diesel made fun of his own action movie roles with the pacifier
Although, in hindsight, it doesn’t make much sense to follow big appearances in movies like Save Private Ryan, Pitch Black Y The Fast And The Furious with kid-safe movies like The pacifier2005’s Vin Diesel did just that when he starred in the box office bombshell.
Diesel played a Navy SEAL assigned the protection of a family of five children as he uncovers the secrets of his father’s latest mission. The film attempted to parody Vin Diesel’s baddie image by turning him into a babysitter, though it failed miserably and became a lasting embarrassment to everyone involved.
5 The Spy Kids franchise featured Sylvester Stallone and Danny Trejo
Director Robert Rodríguez created the successful franchise Spy Kids , which first hit theaters in 2001 and featured quite a few celebrity cameos over the years, including the recurring appearance of Danny Trejo in a familiar version of his violent and gory character. Machete.
Action star Sylvester Stallone, known to franchises as Rocky, Rambo Y The Expendables, also appeared in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over as a villain known as The Toymaker, though he arguably has more embarrassing roles in movies like Over The Top Y Judge Dredd.
4 Jackie Chan used high-tech gadgets in The Spy Next Door
While Jackie Chan became known in his long career for his martial arts skills, as well as his daring stunts and fight choreography, he calmed down a bit in The spy next door2010), in which he used high-tech gadgets instead of his usual physique.
Chan plays a retired CIA and Chinese intelligence agent who uses his gadgets to bond with his possible new family before he is the target of an international terrorist seeking revenge. While it has a lot of the typical humor you’d expect from a Jackie Chan movie, it didn’t fare well for kids and adults when it came out.
3 Dolph Lundgren starred in the unforgettable Kindergarten Cop 2
Arnold Schwarzenegger was not without the typical move towards children’s movies when he made the comedy Kindergarten Cop. in 1990, although this turned out to be a nostalgic hit that launched a new wave of comedy movies for the action star.
However, Dolph Lundgren couldn’t find the same success after a long career in action movies like Rocky IV, Universal Soldier Y The Expendables when he starred in the 2016 sequel Kindergarten Cop 2 alongside Bill Bellamy, which was released directly on video as an embarrassing sequel and entry into Lundgren’s filmography.
2 John Cena had to babysit the rescued children in Playing With Fire
Several wrestlers have turned to film after their superstar careers, including John Cena, who has developed a career in comedy after several lackluster action films produced by WWE, such as The Marine Y 12 Rounds.
Cena plays the superintendent of a forest fire station who rescues a group of young children from a cabin and is forced to take care of them until the parents arrive. Children take over the station with antics that fail to make people laugh too much.
1 Dave Bautista trained an aspiring secret agent in My Spy
After a prominent role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as one of the Guardians of the Galaxy and other action movies like Blade Runner 2049, Dave Bautista starred in his own children’s game in 2020, called My spy, which could have been better not to see.
My spy introduces Bautista as a rookie CIA agent whose covert mission is discovered by the young woman of the family he is watching, who then blackmails him into being her friend and training her as a secret agent as he approaches his mother in the Amazon Original.