Meine zehn liebsten Filme mit Jason Statham

20. September 2015 at 17:01




„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.”



Heute gibt es mal wieder eine kurze Liste nur so für zwischendurch, ganz ohne Text. Meine zehn liebsten Filme von Jason Statham, einem überwiegend (eigentlich nur) für Actionfilme bekannten Schauspieler, den ich aus einem ganz besonderen Grund sehr schätze: der Mann kennt sehr wohl seine Grenzen. Er weiß genau, was er kann, und vor allem auch, was er nicht kann, nämlich groß schauspielern. Ihm ist völlig bewusst, dass er schauspielerisch limitiert und auf Actionfilme abonniert ist und es ist ihm egal, er hegt diesbezüglich so gut wie keine (zugegeben, Redemption muss man da ausnehmen) Ambitionen und fühlt sich sehr wohl in seiner Nische und mit dem, was er tut. Das ist etwas, das mir imponiert und was viele andere Schauspieler so nicht unbedingt von sich behaupten können. Zudem versucht er so viele seiner Stunts wie möglich selber zu machen, ein weiterer durchaus beeindruckender Punkt. Und er ist einfach auch ein verdammt charismatischer Kerl. Viel Spass also mit dieser Liste, die heute relativ kurzfristig und spontan aus einer Laune heraus entstanden ist…





Snatch. (2000)
Snatch. poster Rating: 8.3/10 (541,998 votes)
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Released: 19 Jan 2001
Plot: Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.





The Bank Job (2008)
The Bank Job poster Rating: 7.3/10 (144,758 votes)
Director: Roger Donaldson
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays
Runtime: 111 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 07 Mar 2008
Plot: Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.





The Transporter (2002)
The Transporter poster Rating: 6.8/10 (218,774 votes)
Director: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen
Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Stars: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 11 Oct 2002
Plot: Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise.





Death Race (2008)
Death Race poster Rating: 6.4/10 (155,544 votes)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson (screenplay), Paul W.S. Anderson (screen story), Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior
Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 22 Aug 2008
Plot: Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.





Parker (2013)
Parker poster Rating: 6.2/10 (82,053 votes)
Director: Taylor Hackford
Writer: John J. McLaughlin (screenplay), Donald E. Westlake (novel)
Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 25 Jan 2013
Plot: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.





Crank (2006)
Crank poster Rating: 7.0/10 (182,302 votes)
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Writer: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 01 Sep 2006
Plot: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.





The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables poster Rating: 6.5/10 (248,398 votes)
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Dave Callaham (screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren
Runtime: 103 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Released: 13 Aug 2010
Plot: A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.





Homefront (2013)
Homefront poster Rating: 6.5/10 (74,054 votes)
Director: Gary Fleder
Writer: Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Chuck Logan (based on the novel by)
Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Izabela Vidovic, Kate Bosworth
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 27 Nov 2013
Plot: A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.





The Mechanic (2011)
The Mechanic poster Rating: 6.6/10 (109,066 votes)
Director: Simon West
Writer: Richard Wenk (screenplay), Lewis John Carlino (screenplay), Lewis John Carlino (story)
Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland
Runtime: 93 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 28 Jan 2011
Plot: Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.





Killer Elite (2011)
Killer Elite poster Rating: 6.5/10 (99,149 votes)
Director: Gary McKendry
Writer: Matt Sherring (screenplay), Ranulph Fiennes (book)
Stars: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 23 Sep 2011
Plot: When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons.