It’s been a few years since these physically intimidating actors first flexed their muscle on the big screen, but these badasses are still going strong today.
Click through to see how eight of the most popular action stars from the ’80s have stood the test of time.
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Carl Weathers: 1979
Ready for his rematch with Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) listens to the advice of his trainer (Tony Burton) on the set of the United Artist movie Rocky II.
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Carl Weathers: 2019
Carl Weathers onstage during The Mandalorian panel at the Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place Convention Center on April 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Dolph Lundgren: 1985
Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) prepares for battle with Rocky Balboa in a scene from Rocky IV.
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Dolph Lundgren: 2019
Dolph Lundgren attends Creed II premiere at Kinepolis Cinema on January 17, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
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Sylvester Stallone: 1981
The Italian Stallion (Sylvester Stallone) primed for his next title fight against Clubber Lang in Rocky III.
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Sylvester Stallone: 2018
Sylvester Stallone attends the Creed II New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on November 14, 2018 in New York City.
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Chuck Norris: 1986
Chuck Norris going after the bad guys in a scene from The Delta Force.
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Chuck Norris: 2018
Actor Chuck Norris during the German Comic Con at Westfalenhalle on December 1, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme is spotted on the Promenade de la Croisette during MIPCOM 2018 on October 15, 2018 in Cannes, France.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: 2019
Schwarzenegger speaks during the opening of the Arnold Classic Brazil event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 12, 2019.
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Mr. T: Back in the Day
Mr. T as B.A. Baracus in the hit ’80s TV show, The A-Team.
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Mr. T: 2018
Mr. T attends the Team USA Awards at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts on April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Kurt Russell: 1982
Kurt Russell and Meryl Streep appear together in the highly acclaimed movie, Silkwood.
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Kurt Russell: 2018
Actor Kurt Russell attends Ryder Cup Dinner at Fouquet’s Barriere on September 24, 2018 in Paris, France.