Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.
But in order to look the part when on screen, some actors undergo intense training in all sorts of areas, like for example: kung fu, shotokan, taekwondo, kobudo, goju ryu, tang soo do, wushu, kyokushin, kickboxing and even brazilian jiu jitsu!
Here are 5 actors you DON’T want to mess with:
1, Jason statham was offered more film roles, and in 2002 he was cast as the lead role of driver frank martin in the action movie the transporter, in which he was responsible for his own stunts (statham has made this choice for all of his films). He has studiedwing chun kung fu, karate, and kickboxing.
2, Wesley snipes – he has a 5th degree black belt in shotokan karate and a 2nd degree black belt in hapkido. He has also trained in capoeira under mestre jelon vieira and in a number of other disciplines includingkung fu at the usa shaolin temple and brazilian jiu jitsu andkickboxing.
3, Taylor lautner may well have been born doing martial arts. Truthfully, he began training in karate at the age of six, earning a black belt by age eight, and was at one time ranked number one in his category by the american sports karate association.
4, Michael jai white has also carved out a niche in several action movies over the last few decades. He also holds the distinction of being the first black actor to star as a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture: 1997’s spawn, beating wesley snipes’ blade by a full year. White is an exceptionally gifted and dedicated martial artist holding no fewer than 8 black belts in shotokan, taekwondo, kobudo, goju ryu, tang soo do, wushu and kyokushin, having been training in jiu-jitsu since the age of seven.
5, John cusack – it was while preparing for 1989’s say anything that john cusack began to train as a kickboxer, as his character, lloyd, was an aspiring kickboxer himself. He trained under former world kickboxing champion benny urquidez, and continued working with him for over 20 years. He currently holds a level six black belt in urquidez’s ukidokan kickboxing system.
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