I've come from nowhere, and I'm not shy to go back.— Jason Statham
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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.
I've never been one to run around in Speedos on the beach.
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.
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.
One of the toughest guys in the world is Randy Couture - he is the true epitome of what a tough guy is.
I think that's as far as you have to think, everything happens as a coincidence.
It either happens or it doesn't. It's hard to map out a strategic plan by saying, 'If I do that, that's going to get me to the next level.' I think that's the wrong way to go into movies as an actor. It doesn't happen for me that way.
I just gravitate to those more testosterone-filled sort of parts than me playing something a bit more fairy-like.
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.
Without doing the big blockbusters, I wouldn't be able to find the money to go after little projects that I want to do.
The fight training was very extensive, a lot of stretching, a lot of coordination of balance exercises.
When I'm getting ready for a movie, let's just say my diet is "The Antisocial Diet." I don't go to restaurants. I don't eat what I really want to eat. I don't eat much. I eat small things frequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don't eat with people, because there's a tendency to get social and then to overeat.
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.
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.
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.
My father used to run auctions. He's now a singer in the Canary Islands.
I'm certainly not Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt.
Jet was very busy. I've been inspired by a lot of his movies.
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.
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.
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.
If anybody knows how to make action movies it's Sly.
I like Jackie [Chan] because I've been a fan of Jackie's forever.
He's broken every bone in his body for his commitment and dedication to doing his own stunts. So he's the real deal.
I like fashion. My mum was a dressmaker, believe it or not, so the consequence of that was that all my clothes were homemade, and I looked like a terrible mess until I was old enough to buy my own. But I love good tailoring.
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.
I'm not as big a soccer fan as people might imagine, being British.
In L.A., it's very hard to have some kind of conscience of some style out there. The weather's too hot; there's no seasons.
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.
Well, I'm used to rubbing shoulders with crooks and criminals.
I love Tony Jaa. He's one of the best and most capable martial arts stuntmen in the world.
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.
I'm not a method actor; I hope you know that!
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.
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.
When I go to the cinema I watch all different kinds of films.
I know, a lot of the films I've done, it's obvious I'm going to beat up six guys and just walk out the door. There's not a lot of motivating factors - it's just action for the sake of action.
I love to get behind the wheel and get competitive.
There is something about yourself that you don't know.
I pick up a lot of stuff from them, but I don't think there's any great trick to acting.
The oil sequence was about two or three days. It was very cold and was snowing.
It's street theater. You have to make it entertaining so people don't get bored and walk away.
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’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.