Jason Statham, although well-known for his skills as a martial artist, is, first and foremost, an accomplised Thespian. Below, we provide you with a guide to his nuanced and revolutionary acting method.
Jason Statham's illustrious and storied acting career would begin in 1998, when he appeared in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He would go on to star in such contemporary classics as Snatch, The Bank Job, and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.
"A [...] fantasy adventure." -Variety
By combining the "I do my own stunts" authenticity of Bruce Lee, the "Yeah, I'm bald, now who gives a shit?" attitude of Bruce Willis, and the charming British accent of a British person, Statham has steadily risen in the ranks to become one of the most sought after action film stars of the day. While other actors have wasted precious years of their lives studying the achievements of Stanislavski and Brando, Statham, as with most geniuses, is far ahead of the curve, understanding that there is but one approach to the dramatic arts that is guaranteed to result in a performance truly worth of the praise of James Lipton.
"True story: as of June 2010, I am 83 years old and still look like this. You learn something new everyday."
For each role that he plays, Statham simply assumes that his character is a perpetually hungover badass who is more or less annoyed at everything in the world. He would have played Rain Man that way, had he been available for the role.
"Bloody 'ell, this wanker's definitely, definitely pissing me off today."