#16: JAY CHOU AS KATO IN THE GREEN HORNET (2011)

Asking a young Asian actor to follow in Bruce Lee’s footsteps is like pitting a young rapping honky against Eminem. Somehow, though, Taiwanese multitasker Jay Chou (he’s a musician, singer, producer, and actor) rises to the challenge as a new-age Kato in The Green Hornet. He’s spot-on as a straight man for Seth Rogen’s expectedly funnier Green Hornet, but that’s not Chou’s biggest accomplishment. That distinction goes to his top-tier action hero capabilities, on display in all of the movie’s stylized fight sequences. Rest assured, he’s more Bruce Lee than Bruce Leroy.