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12 Most Unlikely Action Movie Stars

Cindy Crawford, Michael Cera and other actors who we didn’t expect to become ass-kicking heroes

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Michael Keaton as Batman.

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Can Chris Pratt become the next Harrison Ford? Armies of geeks thundering out of screenings of Guardians of the Galaxy would have us think so. In James Gunn's adaptation of the Marvel Comic, out this week, the affable, comic actor has the lead role as Peter Quill, a.k.a. Starlord, a sort of wisecracking, Han Solo-esque renegade hero. Many of our greatest action movies are about ordinary characters doing extraordinary things, but off-beat casting choices can add a whole other meta-dimension to this idea, showing us actors we'd previously not thought of as action heroes stepping up to play big parts. We've combed through the action movie past and come up with a few of our favorites – some due to their sheer inappropriateness and others their sheer brilliance. Here are 12 of cinema's most unlikely action heroes. By Bilge Ebiri


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