History Creator / JasonStatham

8th Nov '16 6:34:25 PM dlchen145
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Jason Statham is a {{Badass}}. Using his accent when saying his name is mandatory.

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Jason Statham is a {{Badass}}.badass. Using his accent when saying his name is mandatory.
7th Oct '16 11:46:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* MemeticMutation: In Russia, of all places. On various Russian social networks, he was a constant victim of misattributed "manly" quotes to such extent that eventually ''everything'' was credited to Jason Statham, from [[https://vk.com/jason_statham_bl childish rhymes]] to VideoGame/EarthBound [[https://pp.vk.me/c622326/v622326321/3207d/JwkpqCPSBuU.jpg quotes]].
* OldShame: Before getting his acting break, Jason performed as a backup dancer to some 90s-tastic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWu3JqLMImY music]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvhgG9ee9Aw videos]].



* PlayingAgainstType: He'll occasionally step beyond his strong-and-silent-badass comfort zone. He played a purely dramatic role ''London'', ''Blitz'' was a psychological thriller that focused more on mind games than action, and he voiced the antagonist in ''Gnomeo and Juliet'', a children's cartoon. Not to mention the films where he plays a father figure (or an actual father) to young children.
** Not exactly evident, but his role as Deckard Shaw in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' - [[spoiler: the BigBadDuumvirate OneManArmy]] - counts.
** Can also count as HeReallyCanAct when he plays beleaguered conmen or thieves instead of action roles, such as ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', and ''Film/TheBankJob''.
** PlayingWithCharacterType: In a subversion of his usual roles as steely-eyed, razor-sharp badasses, in ''Film/{{Spy}}'', he plays Rick Ford, a steely-eyed, razor-sharp CloudCuckoolander suffering from SmallNameBigEgo. When he's not recounting ludicrous, probably-made-up tales of his previous exploits ("I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car; ''I'' was on fire."), his action-hero attitude is constantly screwing up attempts to be a stealthy spy.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/GuyRitchie wrote the part of Handsome Bob in Film/Rocknrolla for Statham, as an ActorAllusion filled role. Scheduling conflicts meant he couldn't do it, so Creator/TomHardy took the part.
4th Sep '16 10:48:38 PM erforce
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* ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' (2006 remake)

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* ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' (2006 remake)''Film/ThePinkPanther2006''



* ''Parker''

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* ''Parker''''Film/{{Parker}}''
12th Jul '16 4:41:12 PM DoctorCooper
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12th Jul '16 4:40:52 PM DoctorCooper
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* {{Badass}}: The one thing linking every one of his characters. They can always kick ass.
5th Jun '16 12:16:09 PM Screwhorn77
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** Can also count as HeReallyCanAct when he plays beleaguered conmen or thieves instead of action roles, such as ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Film/Snatch'', and ''Film/TheBankJob''.

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** Can also count as HeReallyCanAct when he plays beleaguered conmen or thieves instead of action roles, such as ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Film/Snatch'', ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', and ''Film/TheBankJob''.
20th Apr '16 7:42:18 AM LordSpy
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His perennial character is that of a [[BaldOfAwesome bald]] {{antihero}} with solid asskicking abilities and a very defined style. A good rule of thumb when considering Jason Statham movies for viewing: if the film in question cannot be alternatively titled ''Jason Statham [[BadassDriver Drives A Car]] And [[OneManArmy Kills People]] While [[PerpetualFrowner Scowling A Lot]]'', it most likely isn't that good.

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His perennial Hollywood character is that of a [[BaldOfAwesome bald]] {{antihero}} with solid asskicking abilities and a very defined style. A style; a good rule deal of thumb when considering Jason Statham movies for viewing: if the film in question cannot his non-comedy films can be alternatively titled ''Jason Statham [[BadassDriver Drives A Car]] And [[OneManArmy Kills People]] While [[PerpetualFrowner Scowling A Lot]]'', it most likely isn't that good.
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23rd Mar '16 11:20:30 AM Morgenthaler
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A resident of the UK, expert kickboxer, and former member of the British high diving team, Statham is one of the few remaining straight-up action stars in Hollywood. He first drew attention for his roles in the films of GuyRitchie (especially ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''), but became a bona fide star with ''Film/TheTransporter'' and ''Film/{{Crank}}'' films; he is also a frequent collaborator with Jet Li and has also done voice-overs for ''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Red Faction II]]'' and the original ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''.

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A resident of the UK, expert kickboxer, and former member of the British high diving team, Statham is one of the few remaining straight-up action stars in Hollywood. He first drew attention for his roles in the films of GuyRitchie Creator/GuyRitchie (especially ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''), ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''), but became a bona fide star with ''Film/TheTransporter'' and ''Film/{{Crank}}'' films; he is also a frequent collaborator with Jet Li Creator/JetLi and has also done voice-overs for ''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Red Faction II]]'' and the original ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''.
28th Feb '16 2:57:00 PM Psyclone
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* OldShame: Before getting his acting break, Jason performed as a backup dancer to some 90s-tastic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWu3JqLMImY music]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvhgG9ee9Aw videos]].
24th Feb '16 4:37:37 AM erforce
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A resident of the UK, expert kickboxer, and former member of the British high diving team, Statham is one of the few remaining straight-up action stars in Hollywood. He first drew attention for his roles in the films of GuyRitchie (especially ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''), but became a bona fide star with ''TheTransporter'' and ''Film/{{Crank}}'' films; he is also a frequent collaborator with Jet Li and has also done voice-overs for ''[[RedFaction Red Faction II]]'' and the original ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''.

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A resident of the UK, expert kickboxer, and former member of the British high diving team, Statham is one of the few remaining straight-up action stars in Hollywood. He first drew attention for his roles in the films of GuyRitchie (especially ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''), but became a bona fide star with ''TheTransporter'' ''Film/TheTransporter'' and ''Film/{{Crank}}'' films; he is also a frequent collaborator with Jet Li and has also done voice-overs for ''[[RedFaction ''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Red Faction II]]'' and the original ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''.



* ImprovisedWeapon: Not to the level of Creator/JackieChan, of course, but he still usually uses anything lying around for a weapon. The hose fight scene in ''Transporter 2'' is a shining example.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: Not to the level of Creator/JackieChan, of course, but he still usually uses anything lying around for a weapon. The hose fight scene in ''Transporter 2'' ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'' is a shining example.
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