07/31/2012 12:33 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2012

Who Is The Greatest Black Action Star Of All Time?

Today is Wesley Snipes' 50th birthday. Wesley Snipes, for years, has been a tenacious black lead in countless action movies. Remember Blade? Demolition Man? Money Train, anyone? To Wong Foo? Ok, maybe not To Wong Foo, but still the list is impressive.

In honor of this milestone, we've decided to settle the question that's been burning us up for way too long. Who is the greatest black action star of all time?

We don't have many, but the ones we do have are extremely accomplished, from Shakesperean actors turned sci-fi revolutionaries to heavily side-burned Blaxploitation stars. We even have a Jedi! A JEDI!

Check out our round up of our action greats and let us know in the comments, who do you think is the greatest black action star of all time?

Update: Thanks to this tweet, we've added Danny Glover and a montage of his famous line "I'm too old for this sh*t." You can thank us later.



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