Watch Liam Neeson in The Grey, an action-adventure thriller -- with wolves! -- that opens on Friday, and it’s hard to believe he turns 60 in June. He’s entirely convincing as the authoritative leader of an oil drilling team that crash lands in the Alaskan wilderness, only to confront a pack of hungry wolves.
Happily, audiences have no problem accepting aging actors as action stars, but they must convince us they still kick ass, even if their opponent is less than half their age. Here are our favorites, the dynamos whose appeal is timeless.