History Creator / JasonStatham

5th Aug '17 11:13:25 AM 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 (born 26 July 1967) is a badass. Using his accent when saying his name is mandatory.
16th Jun '17 6:31:24 PM Cieloazul
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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 good deal of his non-comedy films can be alternatively titled ''Jason Statham [[BadassDriver Drives A Car]] And [[OneManArmy Kills People]] While [[PerpetualFrowner Scowling A Lot]]''.

Holds the honor of being the only major Hollywood Action star to NEVER have played a kind, soft-hearted, [[SoMyKidsCanWatch kid-friendly]] and/or sensitive character (although they have their own PetTheDog and FriendToAllChildren qualities), but judging from the success and popularity of his cold and mean-spirited typecast, he probably never will.

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His perennial Hollywood character is that of a [[BaldOfAwesome bald]] {{antihero}} with solid asskicking abilities and a very defined style; style. Also, a good deal of his non-comedy films can be alternatively titled ''Jason Statham [[BadassDriver Drives A Car]] And [[OneManArmy Kills People]] While [[PerpetualFrowner Scowling A Lot]]''.

Holds the honor of being the only major Hollywood Action action star to NEVER have played a kind, soft-hearted, [[SoMyKidsCanWatch kid-friendly]] and/or sensitive character (although they have their own PetTheDog and FriendToAllChildren qualities), but judging from the success and popularity of his cold and mean-spirited typecast, he probably never will.



!Tropes Associated with Characters Played by Jason Statham:

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!Tropes Associated associated with Characters Played characters played by Jason Statham:



* AdamWesting: He gleefully parodies himself in ''Film/{{Spy}}'', with his character telling anecdotes that would have been too over the top for ''Film/{{Crank}}''.
* {{Antihero}}: Rarely plays a purely white character, his characters are usually willing to kill and tend to have a dark past.

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* AdamWesting: He gleefully parodies himself in ''Film/{{Spy}}'', with his character telling anecdotes that would have been too over the top even for ''Film/{{Crank}}''.
* {{Antihero}}: Rarely plays a purely white character, his character. His characters are usually willing to kill and tend to have a dark past.



* PerpetualFrowner: Almost always shown with a scowl on his face. [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/da/d0/ff/dad0ffa07e1b76bd836e0019e7b0c73c.jpg It's gotten to the point that he doesn't minds people making fun of it.]]

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* LeParkour: An adept of this, often using it in his films. Considering he had his grand debut in ''Transporter'', where choreography was done by Cyril Raffelli himself (easily the second most known traceur/freerunner in cinema, and another BaldOfAwesome to boot), it comes hardly as a surprise.
* PerpetualFrowner: Almost always shown with a scowl on his face. [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/da/d0/ff/dad0ffa07e1b76bd836e0019e7b0c73c.jpg It's gotten to the point that he doesn't minds mind people making fun of it.]]
8th May '17 10:08:07 AM SasquatchJim
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* BadassDriver: Frequently behind the wheel in his movies; the ''Transporter'' series is built around this trope.

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* BadassDriver: Frequently behind the wheel in his movies; the ''Transporter'' series is built around this trope. It comes full circle with his role in Furious 7.
8th May '17 10:06:43 AM SasquatchJim
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* PintsizedPowerhouse: While not overly short, Statham is about average at [[http://www.celebheights.com/s/Jason-Statham-365.html 5'9]], yet frequently takes on much larger opponents (such as Creator/TheRock or Creator/VinDiesel) with ease.
16th Mar '17 2:25:16 AM marcoasalazarm
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* PerpetualFrowner: Almost always shown with a scowl on his face.

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* PerpetualFrowner: Almost always shown with a scowl on his face. [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/da/d0/ff/dad0ffa07e1b76bd836e0019e7b0c73c.jpg It's gotten to the point that he doesn't minds people making fun of it.]]
5th Mar '17 5:05:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege Tale''

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* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege VideoGame/DungeonSiege Tale''
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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