Angelina Jolie

When it comes to bad ass characters, few can top the resume of Angelina Jolie. Jolie mixes her Oscar-buzz movies with serious action roles, and by now she's comfortable with a gun. From Mr. & Mrs. Smith to Wanted to Salt, Jolie just might be the biggest action star cinema has to offer, turning the whole paradigm on its head. And let's not forget about the Tomb Raider flicks that got her started on this trend.