Knowledge Identifier: $Action_film
Category: Movies & TV
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (47%), US (17%), China (11%)
Linked to: Routledge
Notable action film directors from the 1960s and 1970s include Sam Peckinpah, whose 1969 Western "The Wild Bunch" was controversial for its bloody violence and nihilist tone
From Japan, Sonny Chiba starred in his first martial arts movie in 1973 called the "Karate Kiba"
The dearth of new action heroes is a popular topic of conversation, so much so that Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" and "The Expendables 2" parody the aging crop of 1980s superstars