Tim Gutterson: I finally saw that.
Rachel: What'd you think?
Tim: Needs more Jason Statham.
Raylan Givens: What doesn't?
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 Guy Ritchie
(especially Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
), but became a bona fide star with The Transporter
films; he is also a frequent collaborator with Jet Li and has also done voice-overs for Red Faction II
and the original Call of Duty
His perennial character is that of a 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 Drives A Car And Kills People While 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 of his reputation is with young charge in the second The Transporter
and Mei in Safe
. He's very practical but caring with Mei [and vice versa] while also implying she is his whole life now and tells the boy in the Transporter 2 jokes and riddles;) but judging from the success and popularity of his cold and mean-spirited typecast, he probably never will.