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->'''Rachel Brooks''': Someone put metal in the science oven.
->'''Tim Gutterson''': I finally saw that.
->'''Rachel''': What'd you think?
->'''Tim''': Needs more Jason Statham.
->'''Raylan Givens''': What doesn't?
-->--The cast of ''Series/{{Justified}}'' discusses ''Film/AmericanHustle''

Jason Statham is a {{Badass}}. Using his accent when saying his name is mandatory.

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''.

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.

Holds the honor of being the only major Hollywood Action star to NEVER have played a kind, soft-hearted and/or sensitive character (the only real subversion being with young charge in the second ''TheTransporter'' and Mei in Film/{{Safe}}), but judging from the success and popularity of his cold and mean-spirited typecast, he probably never will.


* ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''
* ''Film/{{Cellular}}''
* ''Film/{{Snatch}}''
* ''Turn It Up''
* ''Film/GhostsOfMars''
* ''Film/TheOne''
* ''Film/TheTransporter'' series
* ''[[Film/TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]'' remake
* ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' (he cameos as his "Transporter" character Frank Martin)
* ''Film/{{Revolver}}''
* ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' (2006 remake)
* ''Film/{{Crank}}'' series
* ''Film/{{War}}''
* ''Film/TheBankJob''
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege Tale''
* ''Film/DeathRace''
* ''Film/TheExpendables''
* ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet''
* ''Film/TheMechanic'' (2011 remake)
* ''Film/{{Blitz}}''
* ''13''
* ''Film/{{Safe 2012}}''
* ''Film/KillerElite''
* ''[[Film/TheExpendables The Expendables 2]]''
* ''Parker''
* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast And Furious 6]]'' [[spoiler: in the form of a {{Stinger}} cameo as the older brother of the villain and, as a result, the villain in Fast 7.]]
* ''Homefront''
* ''[[Film/TheExpendables The Expendables 3]]''
* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Spy Spy]]''

!!Video Games

* ''VideoGame/RedFaction II''
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''
!Tropes Associated with Characters Played by Jason Statham:
* ActionGenreHeroGuy: He looks the part, and plays the part well.
* 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.
* {{Badass}}: The one thing linking every one of his characters. They can always kick ass.
* BadassDriver: Frequently behind the wheel in his movies; the ''Transporter'' series is built around this trope.
* BaldOfAwesome: Usually keeps his head shaved (he'll occasionally wear a wig, though). Always kicks ass.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: He often plays strong and silent characters who try to keep to themselves and stay out of trouble. But there's always that one idiot who can't leave him alone, thus receiving a brutal beating and setting off the plot of many films.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Many characters try to live within a set of rules so that they won't get too involved in certain events. Those rules are invariably broken because of some sort of injustice that they can't let slide.
* CombatPragmatist: Not shy to use anything to his advantage in most of his movies, with a fighting style that comes across as brutal and direct, no fear of using guns when useful, and a tendency to use his environment to his advantage.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in ''Film/TheExpendables'' and its sequels.
* 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.
* 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]].
* PerpetualFrowner: Almost always shown with a scowl on his face.
* 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''.