There are very few action movie stars who could be classed as tough guys. The difference between kicking ass on a movie set and doing so in real life is vast. There are some movie stars who are legit in real life though.
Bruce Lee, Donnie Yen even Russell Crowe have a reputation for winning street fights, but how about Vin Diesel? He’s a pretty big guy and often plays the lead in action movies like ‘XXX’ or ‘Pitch Black.’
Of course we know it takes a lot more than size to be considered a good fighter. You have to have technique and smarts, something that Muay Thai movie star Tony Jaa has in bundles. Jaa is perhaps most famous for his starring roles in the ‘Ong Bak’ series.
He practices a blend of traditional Muay Thai and Muay Boran and adapts the martial arts very well on the big screen. He has a very acrobatic and flare-based style making it perfect for martial arts movies.
So what happened when these two titans in their own right collided in the gym? Tony Jaa and Vin Diesel training together and at times against each other is a must watch video for any action movie fan.
Vin Diesel is surprisingly good at it too…