Whether wielding a weapon, jumping out of an aircraft, or using their own bodies as a shield, these stars have endured long training sessions to make sure their films are full of remarkable moments and stories. While action films aren't always realistic, the coolest action stars make the movies feel authentic and entertaining.
There's nothing Tom Cruise hasn't tried and there probably isn't anything he can't do. Over the past 30 years, Cruise has successfully completed every fight, parkour, and flight stunt he has attempted. Not only can he be considered one of the most daring actors in Hollywood, but he's also one of the top producers when it comes to cool, entertaining, and action-packed films.
Known for performing all of his own stunts, it's safe to say Tom Cruise is one of the coolest action stars of all time. With Mission Impossible, Top Gun, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Last Samurai under his belt, Cruise has cemented himself as an incredibly impressive star.