Actors Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford have been voted the greatest ever action heroes. Around a quarter of the 3,000 people polled remembered Ford fondly as Han Solo in Star Wars and swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones, a role he takes up again later on this year – for the fourth time.
Willis also set the standard in the 1980s, as John McClane in Die Hard, a role he reprised for the fourth time last year.
Third place was taken by Last Action Hero star Arnold Schwarzenegger, with 15 per cent of the vote.
Newer breeds of action hero Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, and Daniel Craig as James Bond, achieved fourth and fifth-equal places in the poll.
Craig tied with Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal and Mel Gibson in joint fifth place with 5 per cent each.