The Last Action Heroes: The Triumphs – Flops – and Feuds of Hollywood's Kings of Carnage

Untold stories of film history’s greatest action stars.

A competitive feud between Sylvester Stalone and Arnold Schwarzenegger ended with the two waltzing together in Cannes. That’s how Nick de Semlyen’s unprecedentedly candid book, The Last Action Heroes, opens–and the stories pile on from there. While Rambo and The Terminator form the centerpiece of this interview-based, explosively candid account of the golden age of 80s and 90s action films, a supporting cast of their contemporaries, from Jackie Chan to Bruce Willis, round out the storytelling.

  • Film journalist Nick de Semlyen interviewed world-renowned action stars, their friends, and enemies to pen this unprecedented inside look into the actors who made the most classic action films of all time
  • From onscreen body counts to the underpinnings of Regan’s America and the Cold War, de Semlyen examines why the 80s and 90s were the golden age of the action film, and why that age is over forever
  • Features candid interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Steven Seagal, and Bruce Willis
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
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