Jason "Will Bad-ass 4 food" Statham
Jason Statham is a Badass. Using his accent when saying his name is mandatory.
A resident of the UK and expert kickboxer, 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 and Two Smoking Barrels), but became a bona fide star with The Transporter and Crank 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.
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 dubious honor of being the only major Hollywood Action star to NEVER have played a kind, soft-hearted and/or sensitive character (though his interaction with his young charge in the second The Transporter film somewhat subverts this); judging from the success and popularity of his cold and mean-spirited typecast, he probably never will.
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- Turn It Up
- Ghosts of Mars
- The One
- The Transporter series
- The Italian Job remake
- Collateral (he cameos as his "Transporter" character Frank Martin)
- The Pink Panther (2006 remake)
- Crank series
- The Bank Job
- In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
- Death Race
- The Expendables
- Gnomeo and Juliet
- The Mechanic (2011 remake)
- Killer Elite