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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 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; 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 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 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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* 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''.
** 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.
* 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.
* 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.