Start Most intimidating actors

Most intimidating actors

He's a real-life Hulk, which is probably why it made sense for him to dress as the angry green giant for Halloween.

The first systematic Hollywood blacklist was instituted on November 25, 1947, the day after ten writers and directors were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee.

A group of studio executives, acting under the aegis of the Association of Motion Picture Producers, fired the artists—the so-called Hollywood Ten—and made what has become known as the Waldorf Statement.

This week's release of , which first brought Schwarzenegger to the mainstream — again thrusts massive male physiques back into the cinematic spotlight.

In honor of this latest ode to bulging biceps and shredded abs, here's a look at the buffest of Hollywood's buff, when they were (of course) most buff.

Suddenly, bells and whistles began to go off in my head when I saw his pictures, as I quickly remembered him from The Blues Brothers.

He was "Tucker Mc Elroy", the leader of the band "The Good Ole Boys", who had arrived in full Southern get-up at a country-western bar, ready to play, only to find that Jake and Elwood had already taken their musical gig for the evening [pretending to be The Good Old Boys].

The one, the only, the inimitable Ahnold is the king of ridiculous cinematic physicality, an Austrian goliath so awe-inspiringly colossal that he remains the standard against which all wannabe action-film He-Men are judged.

While , he seemed ready to altogether crowd co-star Mark Wahlberg off the screen.

The character actor's body is a thing of frightening size and definition.

Yet while it helps make him an intimidating presence in tough-guy outings like The latest wrestler determined to make the leap to the silver screen, former WWE grappler Dave Bautista is so huge, it's hard not to think he was created in some evil villain's laboratory.

I looked up Exidor, found his name was Robert Donner, and suddenly began remembering him and having flashbacks from old tv shows and/or motion pictures where I had seen him, just like I had suddenly begun remembering Charles Napier.