Over the past 25 years since the initial release of 'Die Hard', Bruce Willis has played the lone person stopping bad things happening in unexpected places.

But in his career-defining role as loose cannon, Irish-American cop John McClane, Willis has come up against some tough villains along the way - from the charismatic Hans Gruber to computer genius Thomas Gabriel and his beautiful but deadly associate Mai Linh.

In the exclusive video above, uncover what makes these foes so formidable and interesting and let us know your favourite 'Die Hard' baddie.

The fifth instalment in the franchise, 'A Good Day To Die Hard', is released in cinemas on 14 February.

It will see Willis travel to Russia to help his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney), out of prison, and come up against Sebastian Koch (the film's primary villain, Komorov) as he uncovers a terrorist plot.

The Die Hard 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection is out now, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

PICTURES: Stars who do their own stunts...

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  • Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie has never been afraid to get her hands dirty during filming. In her 2010 film "Salt," Jolie <a href="http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/22/angelina-jolie-does-her-own-stunts-in-salt/" target="_hplink">did not use a stunt double</a>, instead opting to do all the stunts on her own.

  • Harrison Ford

    The now 69-year-old actor reportedly performed his own stunts <a href="http://anythinghollywood.com/2008/05/harrison-ford-did-most-of-his-own-stunt-in-indiana-jones/" target="_hplink">during filming of the "Indiana Jones" serie</a>s.

  • Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan is probably the most well known for doing his own stunts. The <a href="http://www.cracked.com/funny-595-jackie-chan/" target="_hplink">martial arts master made a career for himself</a> by performing all of his own stunts, especially in his early films. Chan later developed a stunt team that often trains other actors to do their own stunt work.

  • Josh Hutcherson

    Josh Hutcherson did <a href="http://movies.yahoo.com/news/interview-josh-hutcherson-doing-own-stunts-hunger-games-182800026.html" target="_hplink">100 percent of his stunt</a>s during filming of "The Hunger Games."

  • Jason Statham

    Ever since his first low-budget film, Statham has pulled his own stunts. However, <a href="http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Jason-Statham-talks-about-doing-his-own-stunts-and-The-Expendables-sequel/7914675" target="_hplink">Statham said this rep has dug him quite a hole</a>, since his fans now expect him to push the limit in performing stunt work in all of his films.

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart <a href="http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2012/04/11/kristen-stewart-swath-snow-white-and-the-huntsman/" target="_hplink">recently revealed</a> that she performed most of her own stunts in her upcoming film, "Snow White and the Huntsman." Though the stunts were more minimal in the "Twilight" series, Stewart, along with the rest of the crew, <a href="http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/ashley-greene-breaking-dawn-stunts/" target="_hplink">reportedly pulled their own tricks during the battle scenes</a>.

  • Daniel Craig

    Like others before him, the newest James Bond prefers to do <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/3073879/Daniel-Craigs-Casino-Royale-leap-is-James-Bonds-best-stunt.html" target="_hplink">as many of his own stunts as possible for authenticity</a>.

  • Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise has always insisted on doing his own stunts in his action movies, and there's still no stopping the 49-year-old. Cruise <a href="http://www.eonline.com/redcarpet/2012/premieres/news/tom-cruise-talks-doing-his-own-stunts-does-katie-approve/282011" target="_hplink">most recently performed some dangerous thrills</a> in the fourth installment of the "Mission: Impossible" series.

  • Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz followed co-star Tom Cruise's lead in "Knight and Day," and did most of her own stunts for the film, including stunt driving. When Diaz attended the Golden Globes during film, she said <a href="http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_cameron-diaz-loves-to-do-her-own-stunts_1420476" target="_hplink">she was covered in cuts and bruises</a>.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    At 64-years-old Arnold Schwarzenegger is still doing his own stunts. On the set of his most recent film "Last Stand," Schwarzenegger refused to let a stuntman step in to do the more dangerous stunts because <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/27/arnold-schwarzenegger-stuntman-last-stand-movie/#.T4b_CZrLxXc" target="_hplink">he thought it was more believable</a> for him to do the action sequences.

  • Gina Carano

    Gina Carano was not an actress by trade when she was chosen for her breakout role as Mallory Kane in the 2011 film "Haywire." In fact, Carano, was chosen for the role because of her <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/01/20/review-haywire-could-turn-mma-star-gina-carano-into-movie-star/" target="_hplink">experience as a mixed martial arts fighter</a>.

  • Christian Bale

    As Batman, Christian Bale <a href="http://jezebel.com/5024879/christian-bale-trades-batman-for-brooklyn-tough-guy" target="_hplink">performed most of his own stunts</a>. Unfortunately, Bale was not allowed to follow suit in "The Fighter," and was instructed by an insurance company to let a stunt double step in.

  • Chloe Moretz

    As 11-year-old superhero Hit Girl in the 2010 film "Kickass," <a href="http://buzzlog.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93585" target="_hplink">Chloe Moretz did almost all of her own stunts</a> -- aside from the wall-climbing scene. To prepare for the role, Moretz trained with Jackie Chan's stunt team.

  • Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen is not afraid of doing his own stunts, even if it may earn him some injuries. As Aragorn in "The Lord of The Rings" series, Mortensen <a href="http://dailyfreepress.com/2012/02/29/the-return-of-the-king-viggo-mortensen-comes-to-coolidge-corner/" target="_hplink">proved that he is an excellent swordsman</a> and in "Hidalgo,L Mortensen showed off his equestrian skills.