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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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lamberto ciubano (1 day ago)
Wesley snipe, my favorite actor , blade movie.
Andy Appleton (2 days 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 (3 days ago)
A lot of the actors listed don’t mention “why” they aren’t cast. Just their history.
Brian C (3 days ago)
Perfect Weapon is an iconic martial arts action film
mark kevorkian (3 days ago)
jet li still does movies in china
tom ster (3 days ago)
cuz they really not that good and the audience didnt really go for them. or they just didnt try all that hard.
Dudley2344 (4 days ago)
What about Shô Kosugi?
digimon916 (4 days ago)
American ninja was awesome as a kid.
Swami Sahajananda (4 days ago)
Title is inaccurate, editing is atrocious. Thumbs down.
2mwillis (4 days ago)
I dont think speed made Keanu reeves a star... guy was in a million movies before speed. Speed was garbage.
2mwillis (4 days ago)
Bridgeet nielsen turned into a piece of garbage.... BOOZE does not keep you young.
Dev Bhasin (5 days ago)
You forgot to explain why these actors are not being cast anymore
brogo ram (5 days ago)
Perfect Weapon is awesome
Kevin Bell (6 days ago)
Weathers and Snipes can act. The rest of them can't.
K M (7 days ago)
They’re old now, so unless we’re having a candid, honest conversation about ageism, this is a moot point.
Elsa Debroglie (7 days ago)
I think out of all of these guys I would've least liked to fight Jeff Speakman in his prime.
Rocco Motown. (7 days ago)
Carl Weathers had a small but memorable role in Happy Gilmore.
Anonymous (7 days ago)
They’re no Schwarzenegger or Stallone!
Shon Moody (7 days 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 (7 days ago)
Speakman had a lot of potential. He could act, too.
Kakka Pöksy (7 days 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 (8 days 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 (8 days ago)
Last Boy scout wasn't a comedy. Action or otherwise.
djVOME (8 days ago)
I loved the Perfect Weapon when it came out.
Whirling Cuckoo (8 days ago)
Let's be honest as much as we like Jet Li movies, his acting performance was appalling
Arthur Mah (8 days 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 (8 days ago)
Jet li is constantly doing movies what the hell are you talking about. FAIL
Dwayne Mattson (8 days ago)
F Patton Oswald.
Devon MacDonald (9 days ago)
"I've got the Power". J. Speakman. Perfect Weapon.
Geralt Rivia (9 days ago)
becuz actors got old.... pretty simple.
PalmurcioWorld (9 days ago)
Ok, I watched it Looper, are you happy now?
Eliezer Ruiz (9 days 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 (9 days ago)
So where in this video do u explain "why"!?
CC Rawlinson (9 days ago)
Maybe age has something to do with it for some of the guys, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Powergirl 76 (9 days ago)
I love American Ninja!!I love all of the Blades!!😊Apollo Creed and Action Jackson is classic💙
Dirk Wessels (9 days ago)
Just remove "Why" from the title and you wouldn't have gotten a thumbs down from me.
Ryder94 Faulk (9 days ago)
Speakman was definitely Badass. Perfect weapon was a good flick.
Shelby Brown (9 days ago)
It was great to see Carl Weathers On The Shield him and Vic Mackey great team
Keith Moody (9 days ago)
Snipes, Weathers , Li still get roles
iorekby (10 days 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 (8 days ago)
He went on to be a writer/director.
The Farbod (10 days ago)
Blade was perfect.
Kavik 28 (10 days ago)
Hollywood chews people up and spits them out...
Aaron Johnson (10 days ago)
Hollywood never listen to fans!
Wise One (10 days ago)
They're Republicans?.
Eric B (10 days 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 (10 days ago)
Speakman couldn't act.
Eddie Holmes (10 days ago)
Jeff Speakman!!!
John Donne Show (10 days 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 (11 days ago)
The first Blade was perfect
Andrew Marshall (11 days ago)
how did speed make keanu a star? point break didn't count?
senior papa Dela Cruz (11 days ago)
Bridgett 5 kids!!!!
Adny Angrand (11 days 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 (11 days ago)
Ohhhh... ; *Mr CARL WEATHERS:* Soooo Magnificent ...and GORGEOUS!!! <3
Netwalker-1 (11 days ago)
Michael Paré should have received more attention from Hollywood, imho.
Whatsup Kid (11 days 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!
Whatsup Kid (11 days 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 (11 days 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 (11 days ago)
Now, when I seen speakman in perfect weapon. I said that's the next action star. What bullshit.
Dragon Song (11 days ago)
The title is misleading here , video doesn't explain details.
Kim Hanson (11 days 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 (11 days ago)
Changing landscape is right but must keep up w/ supply and demand reliable to audience..! :)
Paul Harbron (11 days ago)
Absolute disgrace to not mention Carl Weathers Oscar worthy performance in Happy Gilmore 🤣
Emirares (11 days ago)
same with Ted Danson..
Jack Ass (11 days ago)
The perfect weapon was my shit back then... Billy Banks too
Matthew Mayhem (11 days ago)
The hell are you talkin' about, Looper? Blade was awesome, and I enjoyed II and III, regardless.
Valerei Renfro (11 days ago)
Brigitte Neilson looks great @ 50! and she had a fifth child? How is that even possible?
Andy A Sidoryk (11 days ago)
Brian Bosworth?Old mullet head?
1990....I was 10, we had a local midwest store named Meijer, which had their own video rental store in them......"American Ninja 2" was on the shelf, and this wasn't long after being exposed to the first "Ninja Turtles" movie. I was like "mom, mom, I want to rent this one", and so started the best years of my adolescence- which included and was not limited to books on learning the martial art Ninjutsu, and actual instruction for years in Tae Kwan do and Mantis style Kung-fu.
Michael Dudikoff is one of my favorite actors. I just wish the movies channels would play the American Ninja movies once in awhile.
Tuyen Pham (12 days ago)
Hayes, wadda 'bout Bruce Lee? Bruce waz my man an hee could whip anyone's azz! No wait, he's binn deed since 1973...Oops, I'm trippin'...So sorry!!!
Zoes Dada (12 days ago)
Bridgette Nelson is a total train wreck now which is amazing because she was so beautiful in the eighties.
sage newman (12 days ago)
They got too old new faces in..its that simple... could u imagine WILLIS STALONE as tough guys?? OMG
Darksoul Quis (12 days ago)
Omg i miss those days
James C (12 days ago)
When Steven Seagal's "The Perfect Weapon" was being touted on Facebook, I wrote a message "There is only ONE 'The Perfect Weapon' and it starred Jeff Speakman!" The admin of the page yanked my comment in minutes. LOL!
James C (12 days ago)
"Action Jackson" had the potential to be awesome. The opening bit was rock-solid...then it all went to crap. :(
Alejandro Santoro (12 days ago)
"Stars"
Marc Gardner (12 days ago)
Anyone remember the movie Gymkata?
Darksoul Quis (12 days ago)
Me
justin roth (12 days ago)
There is still at least one left, Keanu Reeves
justin roth (12 days ago)
Because superhero movies have taken over the action scene
chuck samuel (12 days ago)
justin trudeau was a action star!!!
NoToBigBro (12 days ago)
They aren't cast anymore because they are too old to walk around without a cane.
xryanv (12 days ago)
Because they are bad actors that only got cast because of looks and now they are old and ugly, or doing other things...
Dabunny Rabbit (12 days ago)
Action Jackson was awesome.
Voldorac (12 days ago)
hey ... take a breath!
Gee Nation (12 days ago)
Don't know what the hell they are talking about Action Jackson is a good action movie to me...so whatever.
Rossi Motilal (12 days ago)
Dudikoff - the real Johnny Cage.
k.d (12 days ago)
all of this guys are legends of the 90` when then was the peak of the action movies i remember every sinlge movie of them nowdays its just another time when good action movies are far gone rare u can watch good action sequence like john wick maybe and raid and few more
Clifton Taylor (12 days ago)
Wow. This video was one long run-on sentence. Use segues! I couldn't tell when you were jumping from one actor to another
Harriscandoit (12 days ago)
The perfect weapon was one of my favorite movies growing up in the 90s I can't stop thinking about how much better speed would have been with Jeff as the star. Nothing against Keanu but at that time he wasn't much of an action star.
John Smith (12 days ago)
Jet Li and Wesley Snipes are still working. Li will apear in Diney's live-action adaptation of Mulan, plus he still work in Asian movies. And Snipes makes like 1 or 2 direct-to-video movies a year (and to be fair, some direct-to-video movies are better than some high budget movies).
jonjo O'Brian (13 days ago)
hollywood is jewish owned. thus monopolised . simple .deal with it.
jgfjgfify (13 days ago)
For Jeff Speakmen, it's a shame. Perfect Weapon was Really Good!
I lift for food (13 days ago)
Jet li is old and has an illness Wesley Snipes is slowly picking back up
frankenpope (13 days ago)
they are pushing blacks to divide and conquer and push racism and they are pushing women in movies to be the heroes because the losers that control this world worship Sofia the feminine god!
Noel Down (13 days ago)
Yeah, but you never actually answer the "why" question. Waste of time.
Mauro Martinez (13 days ago)
They probably didn't accept the Illuminati
The Broham Nation (13 days ago)
Jeff Speakman, "Failed to capitalize..." he had a 3 picture deal with Paramount, "But changes were afoot..." How did HE fail to capitalize?? It was the studio, not him. You guys always contradict your selves.
The Broham Nation (13 days ago)
"Blade, certainly wasn't perfect..." Wth?!
Connie Carroll (13 days ago)
Jet Li still is acting, big mistake, plus Wesley Snipes is having to get to back to the top after being in jail.

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