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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 (born 26 July 1967) 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 Creator/GuyRitchie (especially ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''), but became a bona fide star with ''Film/TheTransporter'' and ''Film/{{Crank}}'' films; he is also a frequent collaborator with Creator/JetLi and has also done voice-overs for ''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Red Faction II]]'' and the original ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''.

His perennial Hollywood character is that of a [[BaldOfAwesome bald]] {{antihero}} with solid asskicking abilities and a very defined 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 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.


* ''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/ThePinkPanther2006''
* ''Film/{{Crank}}'' series
* ''Film/{{War}}''
* ''Film/TheBankJob''
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A VideoGame/DungeonSiege Tale''
* ''Film/DeathRace''
* ''Film/TheExpendables''
* ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet''
* ''Film/TheMechanic2011''
* ''Film/{{Blitz}}''
* ''13''
* ''Film/{{Safe 2012}}''
* ''Film/KillerElite''
* ''Film/TheExpendables2''
* ''Film/{{Parker}}''
* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast And Furious 6]]''
* ''Homefront''
* ''Film/TheExpendables3''
* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]''
* ''Film/{{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 even for ''Film/{{Crank}}''.
* {{Antihero}}: Rarely plays a purely white character. His characters are usually willing to kill and tend to have a dark past.
* 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.
* 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 ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'' is a shining example.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Almost all of his characters usually are this, being gruff and antisocial but having a friendlier side to him.
* 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 mind people making fun of it.]]
* 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.
* TranquilFury: His characters usually fall into this state when they are pissed off or have been seriously wronged, as it usually ends with him tearing apart the goons sent to kill him and/or the BigBad with nothing but an icy glare to show that he is angry.