Jason Statham
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"Jason Statham" is an English actor, producer, martial artist, and former diver. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (film)/Snatch (2000), and Revolver (2005 film)/Revolver (2005). He has also appeared in films such as the action thriller The Transporter trilogy (2002-08), the heist film The Italian Job (2003 film)/The Italian Job (2003), the black comedy/action film Crank (film)/Crank (2006), the action film War (2007 film)/War (2007), which co-starred Jet Li, the science fiction action thriller Death Race (film)/Death Race (2008), the crime film The Bank Job (2008), and the action-comedy The Expendables (film series)/Expendables film series (2010-14). He usually performs his own stage combat and stunts, and is noted for being typecast as an antihero.

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What do you mean for a change, mate? ... There are always more people more sinister than myself.

We are so used to making empty promises on a daily basis, ... Here's a guy who makes a promise to a kid and risks his own life to keep that word. So I think people think, 'Oh, I wish I could be that good.'

Audience-pleasing gems can get discovered in Toronto rather then lost in the shuffle because you have a great cross section of audiences that attend these screenings.

People say, be wary of sequels, but I was gung ho to do this as much as you possibly could be, ... The Transporter was an amazing turn in my career -- my first leading role. I got to do a lot of action, which I'd always wanted to do as a very physical person, especially with my background as an athlete for years, and so to incorporate all that into a movie role was like a dream come true for me.

It's the guy who drives the fast cars, can beat up the rest of the guys and gets the girl, ... You could say it's a working-class James Bond. A Bond who drinks Heineken and not Dom Perignon champagne. He's a bit less refined, but still very capable.

I do all my own fights, but I'm OK. I'll just hobble around.

That's where I get to express myself.

He's the man who controls everything, ... He created this character, so if he wants to do another one, then I'm the first one in.