20 ’80s Action Movie Stars Hollywood Has Now Banished From The Big Screen

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Outrageous, butt-kicking antics propelled many actors to action movie fame in the 1980s. And recently, thanks to films like The Expendables, several such stars have returned to the big screen. Some, however, have almost completely vanished, and it’s hard not to wonder where these memorable characters ended up. But wonder no further…

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20. Vernon Wells

Before starring as the psychotic Wes in Mad Max 2, Vernon Wells only had a few TV credits to his name. After that blockbuster, however, he went on to star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando and played an insane biker in Weird Science. But although Wells still appears in the odd film to this day, his moment in the sun has definitely passed.

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19. Jesse Ventura

How many people can claim that they had a starring role in Predator and also had their book referenced in a Kendrick Lamar track? Only Jesse Ventura, we’re willing to bet. But after a semi-successful stint as an actor and professional wrestler in the ’80s, Ventura turned to politics. In fact, he was Governor of Minnesota from 1998 to 2003.

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