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You’ve seen movies that transport you into outer space and shove you into the middle of martial arts battles. You’ve dodged bullets with John Wayne, fought off aliens with Sigourney Weaver, rocketed past planets with Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, soared with Christopher Reeve as Superman, and driven through walls with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, you want to become an action film actor, too . . . but how?


The tough truth of the trade is finally revealed by author Jason Norman and those who learned how to put the “act” in “action.” Discover the secrets of their work, from seeming to become the characters moviegoers love and hate to the unique trade tricks that only insiders have known—until now.  


Join your favorite stars from Star Wars, Terminator, Million Dollar Baby, Suicide Squad, Casino, Midnight Express, Death Wish, Towering Inferno, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Karate Kid, and other action-packed movies that inspired you.


Want to be the next Bruce Willis so you can yell something like "Yippee Ki Yay, motherf***er?" 


Take action.

Illustrated with more than 140 photos. Index.

About the author: Jason Norman’s previous works include Welcome to Our Nightmares: Behind the Scene With Today's Horror Actors and Behind the Screams. He has won two Virginia Press Association awards.

“I really enjoy your writing how you so eloquently can change my ramblings into a wonderful piece of work. It was a honor to read your words.” -Stephanie Finochio


You really can write, be factual, and entertain all at the same time.” -Patrick Reynolds


“It is so beautifully written! I will be honored to have your book on my bookshelf someday.” -Christian Pitre


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