From Snatch to The Expendables, Jason Statham’s filmography covers fourteen years of car chases, explosions, gun fire, women, and many other aspects of action movies audiences have come to expect from Statham. With his bald head and signature scowl, many people have loved this actor ever since he first stepped out of the British Olympic race car and onto the silver screen.
Statham has portrayed contract killers, FBI agents, farmers, black market drivers, racecar drivers, thieves, and other assorted characters who may have motivation to punch, slash, shoot or blow up anyone or anything that stands in their path. Despite this wide range of characters, the motive for his on-screen actions is almost always revenge. Occasionally Statham is out to save a girl, or to gain his own freedom some way or another. His films all play relatively similarly, but that’s not a particularly bad thing.
Movies starring Jason Statham are the ultimate weekend films for guy and gal action fans. His movies are always entertaining and thrilling, despite sometimes feeling a lot like the last movie he starred in. Movies like Crank, Death Race, The Bank Job, War and The Italian Job have redefined what it means to be called in action film, and Statham has made himself a great career of being one of the best action stars of his generation.