Read the best of ACTION NOVEL loglines and summaries today:

Scroll the list and read the best of NEW ACTION NOVELS from around the world today: 

CITY OF BLUE, by Mike Panetta
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/action-drama-novel-city-of-blue-by-mike-panetta/

TIARA, by John Reinhard Dizon
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/historical-suspensethriller-novel-tiara-by-john-reinhard-dizon/

SECRET KEEPERS AND SKINNY SHADOWS, by Mary A. Russell
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/secrets-crime-novel-secret-keepers-and-skinny-shadows-by-mary-a-russell/

WHEREWOLVS, by John Vamvas and Olga Montes
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/horroraction-novel-wherewolves-by-john-vamvas-and-olga-montes/

UJASIRI, by Ray Anyasi
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/adventure-with-action-novel-ujasiri-by-ray-anyasi/

THE JOKERESS EMERGENCE, by Bryan Follins
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/actionsci-fi-novel-the-jokeress-emergence-by-bryan-follins/

FINDER KEEPERS, by Ron A. Sewell
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/actionadventure-novel-finder-keepers-by-ron-a-sewell/

CLAIMING LIVES, by Stuart Land
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/action-crime-novel-claiming-lives-by-stuart-land/

RUBBER, by Joan Schweighardt
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/action-romance-novel-rubber-by-joan-schweighardt/

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Happy Birthday: Christian Bale

christianbale.jpgChristian Bale

Born: January 30, 1974 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

[on his transformation into Patrick Bateman for American Psycho (2000)] The character is so vain and obsessed with his looks. While the psychology of the character was something that I could perform, you can’t fake the physicality. Being English, I tend to enjoy going down to the pub far more than going to the gym, so it was very unnatural for me. I just had to convince myself that I loved it, which was the most difficult thing about playing this part. Working out is incredibly boring. I swear it’s true that the bigger your muscles get, the fewer brain cells you have. I found I had to stop thinking when I was in the gym because if I thought about it, I’d realize how ridiculous it was that I was pumping iron when I could’ve been out having a drink and a cigarette and enjoying some lunch. I did three hours a day for six weeks with a personal trainer and some time before that. I ate an awful lot during training and then almost nothing during filming.

Public Enemies
2009
dir. Michael Mann
Starring
Johnny Depp
Christian Bale
sexyTHE DARK KNIGHT RISES
2012
dir. Christopher Nolan
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The Fighter The Fighter
dir. David O. Russell
Stars:
Mark Wahlberg
Christian Bale
EMPIRE OF THE SUNEmpire of the Sun
1987
dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring:
Bale
John Malkovich
AMERICAN PSYCHOAmerican Psycho
2000
dir. Mary Harron
Starring
Bale
Josh Lucas
REIGN OF FIREReign of Fire
2002
dir. Rob Bowman
Cast
Christian Bale
Matthew McConaughey/A>
Batman BeginsBatman Begins
2005
dir. Christopher Nolan
starring
Bale
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
310 to YUMA3:10 to Yuma
2007
dir. James Mangold
Starring
Russell Crowe
Bale
I'M NOT THEREI’m Not There
2007
dir. Todd Haynes
Cast
Bale
Cate Blanchett
The Dark KnightThe Dark Knight
2008
dir. Nolan
Starring
Bale
Heath Ledger
Aaron Eckhart
TERMINATOR 4 SALVATIONTerminator 4: Salvation
2009
dir. Mc G
Starring
Bale
Sam Worthington
MOVIE POSTEROUT OF THE FURNACE
2013
dir. Scott Cooper
Stars:
Christian Bale
Casey Affleck
MOVIE POSTERTHE PRESTIGE
2006
dir. Christopher Nolan
Stars:
Christian Bale
Hugh Jackman
MOVIE POSTERAMERICAN HUSTLE
2013
dir. David O. Russell
Stars:
Christian Bale
Amy Adams
MOVIE POSTERRESCUE DAWN
2006
dir. Werner Herzog
Stars:
Christian Bale
Steve Zahn
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2011
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and Batman Cast
and Brandon Routh
and Bryce Dallas Howard
and Christopher Nolan
and Daughter
and Dicky Eklund
and Emily Watson
and Eric Bana
and Ewan McGregor
and Family
and Heath Ledger
and Hugh Jackman
and James Brolin
and Johnny Depp
and Kate Beckinsale
and Katie Holmes
and Kermit the Frog
and Leonardo DiCaprio
and Lionel Messi
and Marion Cotillard
and Mark Wahlberg
and Matt Damon
and Matthew McConaughey
and Michael Caine
and Michael Mann
and Morgan Freeman
and Oscar
and Penelope Cruz
and Reese Witherspoon
and Russell Crowe
and Sam Worthington
and Samantha Mathis
and Scarlett Johansson
and Sibi Blazic
and Tom Cruise
and Tom Hardy
and Wife
and Winona Ryder
Anorexic
as Batman
as Bruce Wayne
as Demetrius
as Howl
as Jesus
as John Connor
as John Rolfe
as Melvin Purvis
as Patrick Bateman
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in 3:10 to Yuma
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in Shaft
in Swing Kids
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in The Dark Knight
in The Fighter
in The Flowers of War
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Happy Birthday: Mariska Hargitay

mariskahargitay.jpgMariska Hargitay

Born: January 23, 1964 in Santa Monica, California, USA

[on the disturbing aspects of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)] When I read the script sometimes, it’s like “Christ! Enough!”. I can’t sleep at night sometimes. There’s the occasional script that just hammers you, that you can’t shower off.

[on her mother Jayne Mansfield] I think that she was a woman who was way before her time, because I don’t know how somebody can have five children and yet still be a sex symbol! She was just amazing.

 

 

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Happy Birthday: Matt Frewer

mattfrewer.jpgMatt Frewer

Born: January 4, 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

I never wanted to be an actor as a kid. I wanted to play hockey, like every other kid in Canada. I had a pretty good shot at it until I was 15 and badly injured myself. Then, I was lined up to do this honors degree course in biology, of all things, for no better reason than I got high marks in it. I decided I didn’t want to be removing worms’ hearts for the rest of my life in Northern Ontario. I thought I would try acting. So, I went to England to study drama. I got Shakespeared out. I was sick of “thee” and “thou.” You spend so much time talking like that you develop a lisp.

 

 

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Happy Birthday: Susan Wokoma

susanwokoma.jpgSusan Wokoma

Born: December 31, 1987 in London, England, UK

Was in the same year at RADA with Alexandra Roach, James Norton, Phoebe Fox, Ivanno Jeremiah, James McArdle, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Nick Hendrix, Joshua McGuire, Seline Hizli and Cynthia Erivo.

Susan beat Mark Strong to win the BBC Audio Drama award for Best Supporting Actor (2016).

Currently in 3 Netflix shows – Crashing (as Jessica) Chewing Gum (as Cynthia) and Crazyhead (as Raquel) [2016].

 

 

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Happy Birthday: Robert Urich (1946–2002)

roberturich.jpgRobert Urich (1946–2002)

Born: December 19, 1946 in Toronto, Ohio, USA
Died: April 16, 2002 (age 55) in Thousand Oaks, California, USA

Married to: Heather Menzies-Urich (21 November 1975 – 16 April 2002) (his death) (3 children)
Barbara Rucker (1971 – 1974) (divorced)

Charge forward with hope and get the best medical advice you can. Talk to your friends, neighbors, family, and together you attack it. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we react to it. (Wisconsin speech, 2001)

I know it sounds hokey but I think, ultimately, on television you can’t hide who you are. It is why people are always coming up to me, not to talk about my shows but about their families, their pets. They obviously feel comfortable with me.

I think my longevity has a lot to do with where I come from — a blue-collar town in Ohio — and how I was raised: to work hard and respect other folks.

 

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Happy Birthday: Brad Pitt

bradpitt.jpgBorn: December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA

Married to: Angelina Jolie (14 August 2014 – present) (filed for divorce) (6 children)
Jennifer Aniston (29 July 2000 – 2 October 2005) (divorced)

[on what keeps him humble] You know, I telephoned my grandparents the other day, and my grandfather said to me, “We saw your movie.” “Which one?”. I said, and he shouted, “Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?”. I thought that was just classic. I mean, if that doesn’t keep your feet on the ground, what would?

I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It’s the truth.
Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.

[Time magazine, October 13, 1997] You shouldn’t speak until you know what you’re talking about. That’s why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? I’m a f—ing actor! They hand me a script. I act. I’m here for entertainment. Basically, when you whittle everything away, I’m a grown man who puts on makeup.

THELMA AND LOUISEThelma and Louise
1991
dir. Ridley Scott
Starring
Geena Davis
Susan Sarandon
Cool WorldCool World
1992
dir. by Ralph Bakshi
starring
Pitt
Kim Basinger
INTERVEIW WITH THE VAMPIRE MOVIE POSTERInterview with the Vampire
1994
dir. Neil Jordan
Starring
Pitt
Tom Cruise
SE7ENSe7en
1995
dir. David Fincher
starring
Pitt
Morgan Freeman
TWELVE MONKEYSTwelve Monkeys
1995
dir. Terry Gilliam
Cast
Bruce Willis
Madeline Stowe
Brad Pitt
Fight ClubFight Club
1999
dir. David Fincher
starring
Pitt
Edward Norton
SNATCHSnatch
2000
dir. Guy Ritchie
Starring
Benico Del Tero
Pitt
Ocean's ElevenOcean’s Eleven
2001
dir. Soderbergh
starring
George Clooney
Pitt
Matt Damon
Ocean's ThirteenOcean’s Thirteen
2007
dir. Soderbergh
starring
George Clooney
Pitt
Matt Damon
MEGAMINDMEGAMIND
dir. Tom McGrath
Stars:
Will Ferrell
Jonah Hill
SydneyWhiteThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Starring Pitt
Casey Afleck
Burn After ReadingBurn After Reading
dir. The Coen Brothers
Starring
George Clooney
Pitt
Benjamin ButtonThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button
dir. David Fincher
Starring
Pitt
Cate Blanchett
2012 Movie PosterInglourious Basterds
2009
dir. Quentin Tarantino
Starring
Pitt
Mike Myers
THE TREE OF LIVETHE TREE OF LIVE
dir. Terrence Malick
Stars:
Brad Pitt
Sean Penn
MOVIE POSTERMONEYBALL
dir. Bennett Miller
Stars:
Brad Pitt
Robin Wright
movie posterTRUE ROMANCE
1993
dir. Tony Scott
Cast:
Christian Slater
Patricia Arquette
MOVIE POSTERHAPPY FEET TWO
dir. George Miller
Stars:
Elijah Wood
Robin Williams
MOVIE POSTERKILLING THEM SOFTLY
dir. Andrew Dominik
Stars:
Brad Pitt
Ray Liotta
MOVIE POSTERWORLD WAR Z
dir. Marc Forster
Stars:
Brad Pitt
Mireille Enos
MOVIE POSTERTHE COUNSELOR
2013
dir. Ridley Scott
Stars:
Brad Pitt
Goran Visnjic
MOVIE POSTER12 YEARS A SLAVE
2013
dir. Steve McQueen
Stars:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Kenneth Williams
MOVIE POSTERBABEL
2006
dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Stars:
Brad Pitt
Cate Blanchett

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