With a movie that features a hyperactive Jason Statham whose heart rate must not drop anytime soon, you simply can't go wrong. This is what makes Crank one breathtaking action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats for its duration. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's directorial tandem debut follows the story of a notorious hitman as he races for an antidote against a poison that his rivals have injected to his body.
Did you know Jason Statham has been doing his own stunts from the start of his career? Yes, you read that right! He does many of his own stunts in his movies from hand-to-hand combat to dangling from a flying helicopter. His training in the martial arts also gives him an advantage for his fight scenes. He is also involved in a variety of fighting disciplines from boxing, Judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In fact, doing his own stunts almost killed him while filming an action scene for Expendables 3. Statham was forced to leap from a truck he was driving after its brakes failed, before plunging into the sea. But thanks to his strong swimming skills he got out of the truck in time and was able to swim to shore. Despite that, he insists actors should be doing their own stunts. He even condemns the use of stunt doubles and computer-generated imagery in action movies.
Moreover, Jason Statham's action movies made him this century's definitive action star. While his recurring role in The Expendables showed that he can keep up with the genre's biggest names. Indeed, his filmography has made more than $1.5 billion in the United States and $5.1 billion worldwide. This is after he was added to the cast of the Fast and Furious franchise. But, he had seven movies which crossed the $100 million mark worldwide outside of that series. So now is the time to check out the best Jason Statham movies to see how good he is as an action actor.
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