Top 50 action hero names (VIDEO)

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Ignoring reason and context, Yahoo Movies put together a long list of the coolest action hero names. For the list, the site set some rules.

“Our criteria was simple: We ignored the heroes’ respective on-screen endeavors, and instead focused on whether their name conveyed the proper action-movie mix of danger, honor, and working-class relatability.”

Here are the results, in descending order from least intimidating to most intimidating:

  1. Gordy Brewer (Collateral Damage, 2002)
  2. Barney Ross (The Expendables, 2010)
  3. Sam Witwicky (Transformers, 2007)
  4. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games, 2012)
  5. Forrest Taft (On Deadly Ground, 1994)
  6. Marion Cobretti (Cobra, 1986)
  7. Max Rockatansky (Mad Max, 1979)
  8. Casey Ryback (Under Siege, 2002)
  9. Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 2009)
  10. Bryan Mills (Taken, 2002)
  11. John McClane (Die Hard, 1988)
  12. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003)
  13. Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October, 1990)
  14. Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry, 1971)
  15. Harry Tasker (True Lies, 1994)
  16. Harry Stamper (Armageddon, 1998)
  17. Sarah Connor (The Terminator, 1984)
  18. John Spartan (Demolition Man, 1993)
  19. John Matrix (Commando, 1985)
  20. John Matthews (Snitch, 2013)
  21. Frank Martin (The Transporter, 2002)
  22. Paul Kersey (Death Wish, 1974)
  23. Jack Burton (Big Trouble in Little China, 1986)
  24. Dominic Toretto (The Fast and the Furious, 2001)
  25. Frank Moses (RED, 2010)
  26. Evelyn Salt (Salt, 2010)
  27. Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon, 1987)
  28. Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible, 1996)
  29. Lara Croft (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2001)
  30. Foxy Brown (Foxy Brown, 1974)
  31. Bob Lee Swagger (Shooter, 2007)
  32. Jericho Cane (End of Days, 1999)
  33. Korben Dallas (The Fifth Element, 1997)
  34. Xander Cage (xXx, 2002)
  35. Mason Storm (Hard to Kill, 1990)
  36. Terry Leather (The Bank Job, 1998)
  37. J.J. McQuade (Lone Wolf McQuade, 1983)
  38. Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity, 2002)
  39. John Shaft (Shaft, 1971)
  40. Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle (The French Connection, 1971)
  41. Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981)
  42. Ellen Ripley (Alien, 1979)
  43. Chance Boudreaux (Hard Target, 1993)
  44. Chev Chelios (Crank, 2006)
  45. Jericho ‘Action’ Jackson (Action Jackson, 1988)
  46. John Rambo (First Blood, 1982)
  47. James Bond (Dr. No, 1962)
  48. Han Solo (Star Wars, 1977)
  49. Frank Bullitt (Bullitt, 1968)
  50. Snake Plissken (Escape from New York, 1981)

And this for no reason:

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