Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher’s assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. Snipes has been in action movies such as the Blade trilogy and Demolition Man. But at age 53, those action days are behind him.
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China’s national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. Li was in popular action movies such as Hero, Unleashed and The Mummy. Li is now 53 and should probably keep the karate to just in video games.
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain’s most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series. Banderas also is known for his roles in the action movies of Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Banderas is now 55 years old and no longer should be sword fighting on top of trains.
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant, and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. Statham has been in popular action movies such as The Transporter, Crank and Furious 7. But now at age 48, it may be best to put those high-action movies behind him.
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone’s films for over 30 years, making “Sly” one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever box office draws. Stallone is best known for his role as Rocky Balboa in the famous boxing movie, Rocky. Stallone is now 69 years old and should definitely hang up the gloves!