50 Quotes by Jason Statham

Jason Statham, the epitome of cinematic charisma, has carved a niche for himself as the modern embodiment of rugged action and unyielding determination. Emerging from his background as a competitive diver and model, Statham's entry into acting brought a unique authenticity to his roles. His performances are a symphony of precision and physicality, often showcasing his background in martial arts and stunts. He embodies characters who navigate intricate webs of danger and intrigue with a stoic demeanor, captivating audiences with his no-nonsense approach to storytelling. Statham's versatility lies not only in his ability to convincingly portray skilled warriors but also in his capacity for emotional resonance, often allowing vulnerability to seep through his tough exterior. Through his on-screen presence, he has redefined the action genre, proving that beneath the adrenaline-fueled sequences, there can still exist complex characters who grapple with the challenges of their worlds.

Jason Statham Quotes

I've come from nowhere, and I'm not shy to go back.

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Your body is like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you'll never make it explode. You hit it once with a hammer: Bang! Get serious. Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and half of nonsense. It's so much more rewarding.

There is something about yourself that you don't know.

I've never been one to run around in Speedos on the beach.

Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and a half of nonsense.

A lot of action movies today seem to have scenes that just lead up to the action.

Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. If you have a healthy lifestyle, your diet and nutrition are set and you're working out, you're going to feel good.

Once you expose your private life, if you give one little bit, the floodgates are open and everyone's got a free range for you.

I should never go with rumors because they're often not correct.

Musclemen grow on trees. They can tense their muscles and look good in a mirror. So what? I'm interested in practical strength that's going to help me run, jump, twist, punch.

I'm used to being efficient and a guy that can do more than the average guy can.

One of the toughest guys in the world is Randy Couture - he is the true epitome of what a tough guy is.

I love to get behind the wheel and get competitive.

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People like to pigeonhole you.

I just gravitate to those more testosterone-filled sort of parts than me playing something a bit more fairy-like.

Iā€™m prepared to take risks. And every movie that I do is a risk. No one knows what the movie is going out turn out like.

The insurance of working with a big, already successful franchise just gives you the chance to do other things on a more personal level.

I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash.

I've been unfortunate enough to be working, and recovering from a few injuries now and again.

And if people come up and say they like the movies you're in, it's a great compliment.

I suppose that's the European way, dangerous and hairy.

I love Tony Jaa. He's one of the best and most capable martial arts stuntmen in the world.

Every actor has a strength, and sometimes you just respond to things that you see yourself better at. I'm aware of what I can and can't do.

The fight training was very extensive, a lot of stretching, a lot of coordination of balance exercises.

You only get one shot in your life and you might as well push yourself and try things. There's so many interesting aspects of making a movie; the costume department, the set design, the casting itself, the locations. It's a great, great thing to be involved in if you have the headspace for it, and I do. Try anything once.

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Without doing the big blockbusters, I wouldn't be able to find the money to go after little projects that I want to do.

If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors.

People take chances every now and then, and you don't want to disappoint them.

It's street theater. You have to make it entertaining so people don't get bored and walk away.

I think being a competitive diver for years helps you focus and dedicate yourself to what's needed.

I'm certainly not Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt.

In Hollywood, people get reputations, just rumors that are passed down.

It's hard to predict what kinds of people are going to enjoy it [film]. And what people ain't. That's the movies. You never know.

My father used to run auctions. He's now a singer in the Canary Islands.

I'm not a method actor; I hope you know that!

And it was a great experience, you know, to travel the world and compete at a certain level. It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.

You ain't ever gonna get an Academy Award for doing 'Crank,' and you certainly won't for doing all the other movies I've done.

I like heist movies. I like action movies that set all the elements into one and a chance to do something that comes from a great stable of writing.

Jet was very busy. I've been inspired by a lot of his movies.

Guy Ritchie, he thinks going to drama school is the worst thing in the world.

I like to relax. Spend it with people that I've grown up with, or people that I care about, and just relax, sit around doing nothing or sitting on a beach.

Growing up where I did, you met a lot of colorful characters whose business was on the other side of the law, or more likely you didn't know what they were up to, and you never would. So playing those kinds of characters now, I can draw on that. The rest of it, you can practice or learn from books. But mostly, I draw from my experiences. That's all I have, you know.

It's not like I'm dying to do work that's taken seriously, and I'm not looking to become a thespian. It's not what I'm looking for; I'm just looking to do quality work.

Every sequel needs to be bigger and better.

I was a sportsman for years. I've always had a physical background. I've always had an interest in boxing and fighting. To get physical in films is a dream. I love it.

I think we're all sensitive; everyone has a certain way about themselves that people don't like to let their emotions out too often. I think people tend to suppress them and hold them in, so I think there's a bit of that in me.

A kid is something precious, and you want to protect it and keep it fun. I'm not a dad, but I've seen people and how they behave with their kids.

A franchise is dictated on the success of doing one film right, so if you can get it done correctly, you've got a chance of something else, but sometimes it just doesn't work that way. Ideally, it's insurance for the future; if you can do something, if you can find a character that people really do like, then you're very lucky.

Action comedy, if you can get it right, it is, for me, a particularly brilliant genre. It really is.

If anybody knows how to make action movies it's Sly.

I'm not as big a soccer fan as people might imagine, being British.

Some of my favorite movies are action movies. You want something good to say. That comes from good writing. But writing is not a skill I possess, unfortunately.

I'd love to do a comedy. I'd love to do a two-hander like the old Leathal Weapon movies. I love those, like an action comedy with the straight man and the funny man. I'd love to do one of those. Just got to find one, find a funny man that wants to do one with me.

It's something I never dreamed I'd be doing, making movies.

The thing about the UK is we don't really make that many great movies.

Well, I'm used to rubbing shoulders with crooks and criminals.

I'm more into MMA than any other sport. I watch a lot of the UFC fights. I have since it first came onto the scene.

Usually I'm trying to work with people that I've worked with before, so we have a certain amount of know-how and what we're going to do together.

A lot of actors are frustrated because they want to do things that are different and test themselves. Character actors are always looking for something the opposite of what they did.

I'm not fixed in any genre. I love all kinds of films. The essential thing is; you have to have good material. If you have the filmmaker, and the material, and the script is good, you can start from there.

Some of my best experiences are with writer/directors. Guy Ritchie is one. I feel they have a clearer view of what they want to do. They haven't got to try and interpret someone's writing; it's all theirs. I really admire that.

Look at someone like Edward Norton. A truly phenomenal actor. He's definitely went to school and trained.

Sometimes there are people who don't know how to make action movies - and that situation isn't a good one.

ā€• Jason Statham Quotes

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