As ‘The Expendables’ franchise proves, there exists a virtual army of former action stars in Hollywood, just aching for another chance to have their stunt double punch out Dolph Lungren (and/or his stunt double.)  Of course, some action heroes make for an unlikely action star, as the first modern Batman Michael Keaton will prove, and many an atypical actor has made his or her presence known in a shoot-’em-up.  Remember Cindy Crawford in… whatever that gawdawful 90s thing was?  ‘Fair Game?’ If you said no, you’re among the luckiest of the lucky.  With Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and even Jonah Hill in the running, it’s tough to pick my fave-rave, but I think Barry “Dammit, Janet!” Bostwick in gold lame spandex as Megaforce Commander Ace Hunter should take home some sort of prize, leading us to today’s Stallone-rejected query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is still a little bit smitten with machine gun Helen Mirren from ‘Red’, asking: Who’s the most unlikely action star of them all?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


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