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Get Your Generic Action-Hero Name With Our Action-Dude-Name Generator

Tom Cruise's action movie this year is Jack Reacher, in which he plays Jack Reacher. That's but the newest in a long line of action-movie male characters with comical, borderline Dickensian names. Jacks and Jakes, Reachers and Hunts — these book and movie characters seem to have a special kind of extra-beefcake-y names that radiate American can-doism and a willingness to take justice into their own hands: They're punchy, all the better to punch with. Much like our Hunger Games Name Generator, this Action-Movie-Name Generator will give you a different moniker every time. Now all you need is a catchphrase.

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