10 famous actors with serious martial arts skills

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

There are many famous actors out there who have dabbled in martial arts either in their youth or during film production to assist with choreography. Some actors take it very seriously though and of the 10 actors here in this YouTube video from popular channel ‘Screen Rant’ there are a few that might surprise you.

It is no shock to see guys like Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes or Michael Jae White here in this video. Each of those guys has an extensive background in traditional martial arts and that comes across during the fight scenes in their many films.

One of the surprises on this list is actor John Cusack who apparently has an extensive kickboxing background. Though it doesn’t look like he has a competitive background, he has trained under legendary kickboxer and trainer Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez for two decades so it’s safe to say he knows what he’s doing in that department.

Also interesting to note is that star of the ‘Kickass’ films Chloe Grace-Moretz trained with the stunt crew of martial arts and film icon Jackie Chan. She used those skills to perform most of her own stunts herself for both films.

Also on this list are Taylor Lautner, Ashton Kutcher, Ed O’Neill, Keanu Reeves, and Hugh Jackman.


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