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Why Hollywood Won't Cast These Action Stars Anymore

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If you're new, Subscribe! → http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Looper Hollywood is an ever-changing landscape, and nobody knows that better than action stars of years gone by. From world karate champions to kung fu prodigies, these actors were born to be action heroes, but for one reason or another, they all wore out their welcome in the movie business… Michael Dudikoff | 0:16 Brigitte Nielsen | 1:07 Wesley Snipes | 2:10 Carl Weathers | 2:55 Jet Li | 3:56 Billy Blanks | 4:43 Jeff Speakman | 5:47 Read more here → https://www.looper.com/134081/why-hollywood-wont-cast-these-action-stars-anymore/ The Reason We Don't Hear From These Stars Anymore... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdT_4mKq91jIQ1dZwkg89oD The Real Reasons We Don't Hear From Johnny Knoxville Anymore https://youtu.be/lh86eTDEboA?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdT_4mKq91jIQ1dZwkg89oD The Real Reason We Don't Hear From Bam Margera Anymore https://youtu.be/gSnKvjBgBvc?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdT_4mKq91jIQ1dZwkg89oD The Real Reason We Don't Hear From Seth Green Anymore https://youtu.be/l_P1rqlSY4Y?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdT_4mKq91jIQ1dZwkg89oD Why You Don't Hear Much From Matthew Lillard Anymore https://youtu.be/irRPft8Rz54?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdT_4mKq91jIQ1dZwkg89oD The Real Reason We Don't Hear From Larry The Cable Guy Anymore https://youtu.be/jCwi6hg48gc?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdT_4mKq91jIQ1dZwkg89oD The Real Reason We Haven't Heard From Michael C Hall Recently https://youtu.be/8VgjqZo_2_E?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdT_4mKq91jIQ1dZwkg89oD Website → https://www.looper.com/ Like us → https://facebook.com/loopermoviestv/ Instagram → https://instagram.com/looperhq/ Looper is the go-to source for the movies, TV shows and video games we all love. We're addicted to all things superhero and Star Wars, but we're not afraid to binge watch some reality TV when the mood strikes. Whether it's revealing Easter eggs and secrets hidden in your favorite films, exposing movie mistakes, highlighting the best deleted scenes, or uncovering the truth about reality TV's strangest stars, Looper has endless entertainment for the discerning YouTube viewer.
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Kid Carlomagno (3 days ago)
From all off these failed action movie stars only Speakman deserved to make it big
Salvie Albie (11 days ago)
So.... why won't Hollywood cast these action stars anymore? lol This channel is lost. Unsubscribed.
Michael Clark (13 days ago)
Authenticity is one of many reasons that the 80s was the greatest era. Practical effects and real martial artists.
Alquan (15 days ago)
Jet Li just got old. After a few times, you realized his skills were not what we thought they were, they just looked more impressive next to people who were not fighting.
Giovanni Socci (17 days ago)
Wesley Snipes' charisma? hahaha!!! the same as a rock's....hahaha!!! thanks for the laugh.
David Salazar (17 days ago)
Carl Weathers also played Chubbs in Happy Gilmore, give the man credit that movie is legendary.
Jeremy Stone (18 days ago)
Brigitte Nielsen was just in Creed 2.
DiabloSpiritus (18 days ago)
Michael Dudikoff also starred on a tv series called "Cobra".
konsoltom (19 days ago)
today hollywood is focusing on hiring "sis binary non human total failure trans mutant brainless fluid people"
R T/X (20 days ago)
Wesley Snipes, Carl Weathers, Jet Li Just got Old! As for Michael Dudikoff, Brigitte Nielson, Billy Blanks & Jeff Speakman NO TALENT!!! They were only good for as Props!
Jarod Smith (22 days ago)
Brigitte Nielson was never "A List".
Allan Peda (22 days ago)
Snipes has all the charm of Jet Li.
Bill Rhoasts (22 days ago)
Jeff Speakman was awesome. Too bad he didn't become the big action star he could have been.
xpreshun (23 days ago)
I loved Action Jackson and the perfect weapon growing up.
It's Time (24 days ago)
Another useless completely bullshit list. Jet Li had been quite ill and while he is doing better he rarely performs and instead is focusing on health and family. You guys are such jerks.
Ra Tilt (1 month ago)
Jeff Speakman deserved better after The Perfect Weapon. Robin Shou is another that should've had a stronger career but probably MK: Annihilation messed up his chances.
JB0071051982 (19 days ago)
I agree, Robin Shou deserved better. Thankfully he is still working, he has done a few Chinese language movies since Mortal Kombat: Annihilation flopped, and has done stunt work as well. The remake of Death Race from 2008 was one of the last notable movies that he did. I recall that he also took some time off to get married and develop some screenplays that he wanted to make into films eventually.
waaazup D (1 month ago)
I really thought jeff speakman was gonna be a household name. He got a raw deal smh
Jules Lewis (1 month ago)
I find it funny that there are all these recurring videos called “why Hollywood doesn’t use so-and-so anymore” It’s because he got tired of being sexually molested and raped and abused to get the rolls that he wanted. He was tired of doing everything the current celebrities or doing like getting analy violated By rich and famous people in Hollywood.
Seaver Rene (1 month ago)
Because they suck
ghmongo (1 month ago)
What's the name of the song playing in the background?
emerald white (1 month ago)
This video could have been 15 sec long. "The Rock"
Dan P (1 month ago)
It's not a race, guys
BigBoom (1 month ago)
A short break before starting with the next one is a must!
Leo Natan (1 month ago)
Action "Stars"
Aaron Slater (1 month ago)
Carl Weathers is awesome. In hindsight Arnold is the obvious star of Predator, but at the time of filming the production company had to fight hard to convince Weathers to come on board; he loaned them his star power to get the project off the ground and the role was technically beneath him (being a supportive character instead of the star). But instead Predator is one of his most iconic roles, second only to Apollo Creed, then Action Jackson.
Moors Hound (1 month ago)
snipes will always be A list, one bad motherfucker!
Jeff Speakman was and is still a fantastic martial artist. He was great in The Perfect Weapon. I was studying Goju Ryu at the time this movie came out. Jeff also speaks highly of the Goju style.
Charles P (1 month ago)
I think it might be a stretch to say Speed made Keanu a star. He was already a household name by then and had already done a big budget action flick in Point Break.
annie phavong (1 month ago)
Last Boyscout is not a comedy?
TruOnyxfire (1 month ago)
LOL, Dudikoff isn't hired because he was one of the worst actors to ever live. Why is Looper acting like this is some insider information? Looper always to act like they know everything and always show they just produce garbage. Jet Li decided to devote more time to charity works, Looper. Hollywood has nothing to do with that decision! Billy Blanks? LOL. Why does Looper feel they need to explain why Hollywood wont hire most of these people any more? Because almost all of them sucked ass already. That's no secret!
James Ty (1 month ago)
Not agree on the jet li. He’s shooting right now on the up coming live action Disney’s Mulan as the emperor.
Jeremiah Baker (2 months ago)
These guys are 100 years old for Christ sakes
lamberto ciubano (2 months ago)
Wesley snipe, my favorite actor , blade movie.
Andy Appleton (2 months ago)
There was no Van Damme movie called, "AWOL"...and wasn't this video called, "Why Hollywood won't cast these action stars anymore?" I didn't hear a single reason.
William Lee (2 months ago)
A lot of the actors listed don’t mention “why” they aren’t cast. Just their history.
Brian C (2 months ago)
Perfect Weapon is an iconic martial arts action film
mark kevorkian (2 months ago)
jet li still does movies in china
tom ster (2 months ago)
cuz they really not that good and the audience didnt really go for them. or they just didnt try all that hard.
Dudley2344 (2 months ago)
What about Shô Kosugi?
digimon916 (2 months ago)
American ninja was awesome as a kid.
Swami Sahajananda (2 months ago)
Title is inaccurate, editing is atrocious. Thumbs down.
2mwillis (2 months ago)
I dont think speed made Keanu reeves a star... guy was in a million movies before speed. Speed was garbage.
2mwillis (2 months ago)
Bridgeet nielsen turned into a piece of garbage.... BOOZE does not keep you young.
Dev Bhasin (2 months ago)
You forgot to explain why these actors are not being cast anymore
brogo ram (2 months ago)
Perfect Weapon is awesome
Kevin Bell (2 months ago)
Weathers and Snipes can act. The rest of them can't.
K M (2 months ago)
They’re old now, so unless we’re having a candid, honest conversation about ageism, this is a moot point.
Elsa Debroglie (2 months ago)
I think out of all of these guys I would've least liked to fight Jeff Speakman in his prime.
Rocco Motown. (2 months ago)
Carl Weathers had a small but memorable role in Happy Gilmore.
Anonymous (2 months ago)
They’re no Schwarzenegger or Stallone!
Shon Moody (2 months ago)
I didn't think Action Jackson was that bad the movie had good action and humor. Although, they shoulda picked A better villian then Craig T Nelson. He wasnt very convincing as a villian and the final fight scene between he and Weathers basically ruined it, since it was so obviously a stunt man. I really liked the Perfect Weapon. Speak man is a great martial artist but he's more suited for fighting action movies than movie like Speed which didnt really require much karate lol. I don't know why they would even cast him in that movie. He shoulda did a movie with Van Damme or Jet Li. He didn't quite have the acting chops yet for a movie like Speed.
Afterburner (2 months ago)
Speakman had a lot of potential. He could act, too.
Kakka Pöksy (2 months ago)
I dont follow these things and didnt even know some of the actors i just saw but isnt Jet Li like a big star?
Blade Runner (2 months ago)
Somehow these actors just seems to age. LIKE EVERY FUCKING PERSON ON THE PLANET. That's probably why they don't get casted anymore.
Faint Karma (2 months ago)
Last Boy scout wasn't a comedy. Action or otherwise.
djVOME (2 months ago)
I loved the Perfect Weapon when it came out.
Whirling Cuckoo (2 months ago)
Let's be honest as much as we like Jet Li movies, his acting performance was appalling
Arthur Mah (2 months ago)
Wesley snipes in your the expendable movie...so not like Wesley gonna disappears from acting for good, so far I think Mr. Snipes, got better chance in appearing more movies than some of the others here you mention, oh yeah jet li, still acting in the expendable movies so I wouldn't jump to a conclusion to all of this .....lol....
sylenceexposed (2 months ago)
Jet li is constantly doing movies what the hell are you talking about. FAIL
Dwayne Mattson (2 months ago)
F Patton Oswald.
Devon MacDonald (2 months ago)
"I've got the Power". J. Speakman. Perfect Weapon.
Geralt Rivia (2 months ago)
becuz actors got old.... pretty simple.
PalmurcioWorld (2 months ago)
Ok, I watched it Looper, are you happy now?
Eliezer Ruiz (2 months ago)
What happened to the transitions? It looks weird to just keep gping withou pauses. Make transitions at the end of each take.
What about Gary Daniels, Jackie Chan, Van Damne? Dolph Lundgren recently made a comeback.
Docdoherty13 (2 months ago)
So where in this video do u explain "why"!?
CC Rawlinson (2 months ago)
Maybe age has something to do with it for some of the guys, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Powergirl 76 (2 months ago)
I love American Ninja!!I love all of the Blades!!😊Apollo Creed and Action Jackson is classic💙
Dirk Wessels (2 months ago)
Just remove "Why" from the title and you wouldn't have gotten a thumbs down from me.
Ryder94 Faulk (2 months ago)
Speakman was definitely Badass. Perfect weapon was a good flick.
Shelby Brown (2 months ago)
It was great to see Carl Weathers On The Shield him and Vic Mackey great team
Keith Moody (2 months ago)
Snipes, Weathers , Li still get roles
iorekby (2 months ago)
Here's another name for you guys: *Thomas Ian Griffith* best known as Terry Silver in the Karate Kid Part 3, and being the actual only martial artist cast in a major role in the original Karate Kid movies. He was also in Hollow Point too. I would love it if he turned up in Cobra Kai. Make it happen Youtube!!
alphazoom II (2 months ago)
He went on to be a writer/director.
The Farbod (2 months ago)
Blade was perfect.
Kavik 28 (2 months ago)
Hollywood chews people up and spits them out...
Aaron Johnson (2 months ago)
Hollywood never listen to fans!
Wise One (2 months ago)
They're Republicans?.
Eric B (2 months ago)
With most of these there is no answer to why Hollywood wont cast them anymore. They mention a bad movie but that isnt a reason. Loads of actors make bad movies and keep getting cast
egglot12 (2 months ago)
Speakman couldn't act.
Eddie Holmes (2 months ago)
Jeff Speakman!!!
John Donne Show (2 months ago)
Hollywood this day are bout making fast money, not about Story Telling, If we look movies in the 30s and late 70s Good acting not much Special Effect. :)
Andi McGaw (2 months ago)
The first Blade was perfect
Andrew Marshall (2 months ago)
how did speed make keanu a star? point break didn't count?
senior papa Dela Cruz (2 months ago)
Bridgett 5 kids!!!!
Adny Angrand (2 months ago)
this video is really from 2018? and they left Westley Snipes story half ass like that? no expendables 3? no netflix films? Heck he's currently filming with Eddie Murphy in "My Name Is Dolemite". He may not be the huge star he once was back in the 90s, but he's still working, and in a positive light these days.
alexys q (2 months ago)
Ohhhh... ; *Mr CARL WEATHERS:* Soooo Magnificent ...and GORGEOUS!!! <3
Netwalker-1 (2 months ago)
Michael Paré should have received more attention from Hollywood, imho.
Across The Fire (2 months ago)
This channel is liberal!!! Men haters haha 90% of these actor's are still working major roles you Californians need to just stop trying to be smart we arnt buying it!
Across The Fire (2 months ago)
Wesley Snipes was just in the untouchables and all star action movie I guess you missed that, he is still working top of the list.
Pete Kavar (2 months ago)
I like all these action stars and films but frankly none of them could carry a movie on their own which may have shot them to blockbuster status like Arnie or Sly. Still love those 80s action flicks though.
CJ S (2 months ago)
Now, when I seen speakman in perfect weapon. I said that's the next action star. What bullshit.
Dragon Song (2 months ago)
The title is misleading here , video doesn't explain details.
Kim Hanson (2 months ago)
You really didn't tell us much about why these actors aren't being cast anymore, but Bridgitte Nielsen is easy. She can't act.
James Figueroa (2 months ago)
Changing landscape is right but must keep up w/ supply and demand reliable to audience..! :)
Paul Harbron (2 months ago)
Absolute disgrace to not mention Carl Weathers Oscar worthy performance in Happy Gilmore 🤣
Emirares (2 months ago)
same with Ted Danson..
Jack Ass (2 months ago)
The perfect weapon was my shit back then... Billy Banks too
Matthew Mayhem (2 months ago)
The hell are you talkin' about, Looper? Blade was awesome, and I enjoyed II and III, regardless.
Valerei Renfro (2 months ago)
Brigitte Neilson looks great @ 50! and she had a fifth child? How is that even possible?
Andy A Sidoryk (2 months ago)
Brian Bosworth?Old mullet head?

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