Director: Newt Arnold

Supreme ass-kicking ability is what made an "actor" (we use the term loosely) a star in the 1980s. Which should help explain the popularity of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Playing real-life martial artist Frank Dux, The Muscles from Brussels drop-kicked his way to the top of the Hollywood A-list (fortunately, his tenure there was short-lived).