Athletes & Celebrities

Five Surprisingly Bad-Ass Actors

From careers built on comedies and romantic leads, these stars went bad -- and did it very well.

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Kate Beckinsale

How did this English Rose rose go from playing Hero in 1993's Shakespeare adaptation Much Ado About Nothing...

...to an ass-kicking, werewolf-killing vampire in four Underworld moves, and appearing in the recent remake of Total Recall? We don't now either, but we're glad she did. Never has an actress who was famous for starring in a John Cusack romantic comedy been able to make such a seamless switch to young fanboy action movie idol.

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