Liam Neeson’s career was hardly on the skids before Taken, but he’d largely settled into wise old mentor roles. In 2008, however, he was reborn as Bryan Mills, battering his way to huge box office and a new career as Action Dad. It was a surprise result for a movie that Neeson was confident would go straight to video. Others have followed the path – John Travolta in From Paris With Love; Kevin Costner in 3 Days To Kill; Nicolas Cage in mostly everything – but other fading A-listers who tried their hand at action have not been so lucky. For every breakout late-life action star, there’s another plodding away on low budget, straight-to-video shoot-‘em-ups. Here are ten cases in point.