Action Stars: The Right to Bare Arms
Channing Tatum, White House Down (2013)
Audiences, this is the Deltoid Force. Brace for leering.
Dwayne Johnson, G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
No wonder they called him The Rock — only diamonds would be hard enough to cut those biceps.
Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Never get between a mama bear and her cub — especially if the mama bear happens to be a muscle-bound sharpshooter.
Mark Wahlberg, Shooter (2007)
This week on Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals: ''Hey rooster, I love the way you strut across the barnyard! I played a guy named Bob Lee Swagger in a movie once — did you know that? Say hi to your mother for me.''
Halle Berry, Die Another Day (2002)
Wait, you also think that Halle looks fierce? Jinx!
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Commando (1985)
Ahnold knows to fight fire with M202A1 FLASH rocket launchers. As you do.
Tom Cruise and Michelle Monaghan, Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out how Cruise gets his black tees to fit just so.
Angelina Jolie, Wanted (2008)
This awesome pose (and Jolie's hint of upper-arm bulge) almost makes us forget her scary-skinny appearance in the movie's poster.
Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Matt Damon had big biceps to fill; luckily, Hawkeye's more than up to the challenge.
Sigourney Weaver, Aliens (1986)
Believe it or not, Ripley's packing heat under those sleeves.
Gerard Butler, Gamer (2009)
''Go on, tell me again that this movie was a box-office dud. I freakin' dare you.''
Michelle Rodriguez, S.W.A.T. (2003)
After a long day of tank top shopping, Rodriguez relaxes and wonders when she'll live to see the end of a movie. (Besides — spoiler alert! — this one.)
Bruce Willis, Die Hard (1988)
Yippee-ki-yay, John McVeins!
Colin Farrell, Miami Vice (2006)
Is he carrying a Crockett launcher? (Sorry, everyone.)
Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo wants what every other guy who came over here and spilled his guts and gave everything he had wants — access to firearms, and also unlimited time in the weight room.
Pam Grier, Foxy Brown (1974)
She's a whole lotta woman — and tight outfits won't stop her from taking her revenge. (Take note, Emily Thorne.)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
In which we learn that his-and-hers weapons, as well as pantsless house-destroying, are the keys to any successful relationship.
Adrianne Palicki, G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Since her small-screen Wonder Woman never came to pass, we'll have to content ourselves with Palicki kicking ass and taking names as Lady Jaye... while wearing only the most flattering fatigues.
Adrien Brody, Predators (2010)
Ditching pianos for ammo? Brody's mom must not be pleased.
Zoe Saldana, Colombiana (2011)
Sure, Saldana's upper body strength may not be up there with Rambo's — but what she lacks in biceps, she more than makes up for in pure badassery. (Case in point: While offstage, her character commands two dogs to devour one of her enemies.)
Chuck Norris, Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Guns don't kill people. Chuck Norris kills people.