Jason Statham Covers GQ France (GQ Website)

 Monday, August 11, 2014

JASON STATHAM: THE GENTLEMAN HITTER

BY ARNAUD SAGNARD © JEFF LIPSKY

Revealed by Carrier, British actor 47 years is the rising star of blockbusters action. Simple, powerful and silent nothing, he practices his art expert, practicing every day and staying away from the distractions of Hollywood. GQ met in Los Angeles this bankable actor who shares the Expendables 3 displays with the stars of the genre. Action!

This is one of those corners of Los Angeles in metamorphosis where one crosses, according to the streets, its original inhabitants, the homeless living in smoking glass pipes, or newcomers, and hipsters Strolling players a glass of carrot juice and ginger hand. Downtown LA, even decrepit buildings are home to surprises. One, two stories high, all brick and dark wood, is rented by the day to photograph all the city’s major characters. A black Audi S8 with tinted windows pulls up in front, takes out a man wearing sunglasses slightly tinted, wearing a pink polo shirt, jeans and loafers Ralph Lauren Tom Ford blue suede. It seems straight escaped from the pages of a magazine. Only, unlike a mannequin, he shoulders his face mover and returns the message “Do not disturb”. The bald man with a square jaw scans the surrounding streets and spots a Toyota Prius in which are stashed two paparazzi. At the same time, the driver of a convertible Mazda red shouts his name and prevents the caller from the phone that he just passed one of theExpendables.

Neither driver nor manager
Some Jason Statham is the new face of action movies, for others, it is the boyfriend of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the British supermodel for Victoria’s Secret two million followers on Instagram . This morning, the actor finished the final adjustments of Fast & Furious 7 , last avatar of a franchise that has to call on his services castagneur skittish. August 20 released in France Expendables 3, another blockbuster shot of a successful franchise, the colossal budget of EUR 132 million and whose poster features his name in second place, ahead of those Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford .

“My colleagues are not Expendables baltringues”

Because he belongs to the wrong kind of action movie, critics despise. We remember in particular a dispatch from the Associated Press describing his honest Safe, in 2012 “as the worst movie since Statham Statham’s latest movie”. If GQ is interested in him is that for a decade, this unassuming actor requires the screen a particularly rare combination of physical power and natural elegance.Upon entering the building, the person removes his glasses and asks technicians to discover if it is not late.The man is polite and in the world capital of intermediaries, it moves without a driver or manager, or press secretary.”Do not ask me about the England team,” he says to the team from the photograph and has his eyes on an iPad broadcasting one of the last games of the World Cup.”I am ashamed. Soon as I put the nose out there for someone to remember our defeat.”Could not be mistaken, Jason Statham is a pure juice English, one of those who are perfectly polo, drink their pints in the pub quickly and, if necessary, know how to make a nuisance out with fists.Check out our entire meeting with Jason Statham in GQ – September 2014.

 

***PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM WAS TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH USING GOOGLE TRANSLATE SO MAY NOT BE PERFECT ENGLISH***

Jason and Rosie (Los Angeles, Expendables 3 Premiere) – Daily Mail

Stealing the show! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stuns alongside Jason Statham at The Expendables 3 premiere in Los Angeles

By PAUL CHAVEZ FOR MAILONLINE

Jason Statham and his model girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stole the star-studded carpet on Monday at The Expendables 3 premiere in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old actor looked debonair in a dark blue suit as he escorted his stunning 27-year-old girlfriend Rosie on the carpet at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Rosie rocked a black and white sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline that featured sheer black panels that revealed her thighs and mid-section.

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Arm candy: Jason Statham escorted girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Monday to the premiere of The Expendables 3 in Los Angeles

Arm candy: Jason Statham escorted girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Monday to the premiere of The Expendables 3 in Los Angeles

The English model had her long blonde hair down as she clung to Jason on the carpet.

Sylvester Stallone, 68, arrived at the premiere with his wife Jennifer Flavin and his three daughters Sophia, Sistene and Scarlet.

The Rocky star wore black trousers and a black dress shirt with a tan coat as he was flanked on the carpet by his wife and daughters.

Rosie stuns alongside Jason at The Expendables 3 premiere

Blonde beauty: Rosie displayed her model looks in the sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline

Blonde beauty: Rosie displayed her model looks in the sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline

Blonde beauty: Rosie displayed her model looks in the sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline

 

Having fun: Rosie blew a kiss while Jason laughed on the carpet

Having fun: Rosie blew a kiss while Jason laughed on the carpet

Sly co-wrote the screenplay for The Expendables 3 after co-writing The Expendables 2 and writting, starring and directing the original The Expendables in 2010.

Randy Couture, 51, reprised his role as demolitions expert Toll Road in the third installment of the franchise and arrived in a grey three-piece suit accompanied by a blonde female companion in a short green dress.

Star Wars legend Harrison Ford,  72, and fellow Expendables franchise newcomers Mel Gibson, 58; Wesley Snipes, 52; and Antonio Banderas, 54, also attended the premiere.

Sly and the family: Sylvester Stallone brought his wife Jennifer Flavin and daughters Scarlet, Sistine and Sophia to the premiere

Sly and the family: Sylvester Stallone brought his wife Jennifer Flavin and daughters Scarlet, Sistine and Sophia to the premiere

Blonde companion: Randy Couture attended the premiere with a blonde companion in a green minidress

Blonde companion: Randy Couture attended the premiere with a blonde companion in a green minidress

Action star: Antonio Banderas joined his co-stars at the premiere

Action star: Antonio Banderas joined his co-stars at the premiere

Hollywood stars: Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson joined in on the fun

Hollywood stars: Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson joined in on the fun

Having fun: Harrison was in a light mood on the carpet

Having fun: Harrison was in a light mood on the carpet

Poster pose: Wesley Snipes struck a pose in front of a wide promotion for the movie

Poster pose: Wesley Snipes struck a pose in front of a wide promotion for the movie

New addition Kelsey Grammer also brought his wife Kayte Walsh to the event.

The first two films in The Expendables franchise have grossed more than $575 million worldwide.

The Expendables 3 will open on Friday in the US and on Thursday in the UK.

Athletic types: The Expendables 3 star Ronda Rousey, left, and New Zealand stuntwoman Zoe Bell lent their beauty to the premiere

Athletic types: The Expendables 3 star Ronda Rousey, left, and New Zealand stuntwoman Zoe Bell lent their beauty to the premiere

Athletic types: The Expendables 3 star Ronda Rousey, left, and New Zealand stuntwoman Zoe Bell lent their beauty to the premiere

Red hot: Ashley Cusato who was previously linked romantically to Mel Gibson wore a little red dress to the premiere

Red hot: Ashley Cusato who was previously linked romantically to Mel Gibson wore a little red dress to the premiere

New addition: Kellan Lutz joined The Expendables franchise in the third film

New addition: Kellan Lutz joined The Expendables franchise in the third film

New addition: Kellan Lutz joined The Expendables franchise in the third film

Husband and wife: Kelsey Grammer took his wife Kayte Walsh to see his latest movie

Husband and wife: Kelsey Grammer took his wife Kayte Walsh to see his latest movie

He's back: Arnold Schwarzenegger reprised his role as Trench Mauser in the third installment of the franchise

He’s back: Arnold Schwarzenegger reprised his role as Trench Mauser in the third installment of the franchise

Football star: Terry Crews portrays a barrel-weapons specialist in the film

Football star: Terry Crews portrays a barrel-weapons specialist in the film

Fan favourite: Sly stopped to acknowledge his fans

Glee star: Chord Overstreet also attended the premiere

Glee star: Chord Overstreet also attended the premiere

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Expendables 3 London Premiere – Daily Mail (Edited Version)

As far as movie premieres go, Sylvester Stallone is a seasoned pro.

And the veteran actor certainly didn’t disappoint when he emerged at the world premiere of the highly anticipated flick The Expendables 3 in London’s Leicester Square on Monday evening.

Flanked by his beloved three daughters Sophia, Sistene, Scarlet and wife Jennifer Flavin, the 68-year-old looked dapper in a dark green velvet blazer teamed with a pocket square, black trousers and a crisp white shirt.

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A proud moment! Actor Sylvester Stallone is joined by his three daughters and wife at the world premiere of The Expendables 3 in London on Monday

A proud moment! Actor Sylvester Stallone is joined by his three daughters and wife at the world premiere of The Expendables 3 in London on Monday

The film, which is directed by Patrick Hughes, is the sequel to the popular 2012 flick The Expendables 2 and boasts a star studded cast including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Kellan Lutz, Terry Crews, Antonio Banderas, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

And for die-hard fans who just can’t get enough of the franchise, producer Avi Lerner has revealed there’s another exciting series already in the works.

The Expendabelles spin off is to start shooting early next year and work is nearly complete on the script for the upcoming motion picture, which will be made up of a largely female cast, with a view to starting work on the project in 2015.

Tough as nails: During a press conference earlier in the day the movie star revealed he had to have a metal plate inserted into his back after a nasty fall while shooting The Expendables 3

Tough as nails: During a press conference earlier in the day the movie star revealed he had to have a metal plate inserted into his back after a nasty fall while shooting The Expendables 3

Keeping a sense of humour about it! 'I usually grade the quality of the film by the intensity of the injury,' Sylvester joked

Keeping a sense of humour about it! ‘I usually grade the quality of the film by the intensity of the injury,’ Sylvester joked

Thumbs up! The 68-year-old looked dapper in a velvet blazer and black trousers

Thumbs up! The 68-year-old looked dapper in a velvet blazer and black trousers

Scrubbing up a treat! Returning cast member Jason Statham put his best foot forward in a navy suit

Scrubbing up a treat! Returning cast member Jason Statham put his best foot forward in a navy suit

Mayhem! The 47-year-old made sure to stop and talk to fans

Mayhem! The 47-year-old made sure to stop and talk to fans

Oh what a night! (From left to right) Kellan Lutz, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Jason Statham strike a playful pose

Oh what a night! (From left to right) Kellan Lutz, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Jason Statham strike a playful pose

Clowning around... Sylvester cracks a joke much to the amusement of his cast mates

Clowning around… Sylvester cracks a joke much to the amusement of his cast mates

And the crowd goes wild! Excited fans packed out the iconic venue in the hopes of getting a glimpse of Sylvester

And the crowd goes wild! Excited fans packed out the iconic venue in the hopes of getting a glimpse of Sylvester

Speaking at a press conference to promote The Expendables 3 in central London on Monday Avi explained: ‘We are writing the final lines of the script, we’ve got lots of ideas about who is going to be in it. We’re going to do it at the beginning of next year, that’s all I can say about this movie right now.’

Sylvester, who has been a part of all three movies in his role as main character Barney Ross, admitted he would love to see Sigourney Weaver lead The Expendabelles into battle in the role as his on-screen wife.

‘With The Expendabelles we’ve got a situation where we’re in unchartered waters. Do we put all women actresses together, would that really work? Or do we have some women who are actually really known to be tough, fighters,’ he said.

Schwarzenegger and Stallone star in The Expendables 3

It's show time! The highly-anticipated flick is directed by Patrick Hughes

It’s show time! The highly-anticipated flick is directed by Patrick Hughes

There's no stopping him! He might have suffered a serious injury while filming but he didn't let that jeopardise the production

There’s no stopping him! He might have suffered a serious injury while filming but he didn’t let that jeopardise the production

Selfie time! Actor Kellan Lutz makes a fan's night by posing for a photo

Selfie time! Actor Kellan Lutz makes a fan’s night by posing for a photo

Super hero debut! The 29-year-old has joined the franchise playing sergeant John Smilee

You can leave your hat on: British actor Vinnie Jones added a fedora to his three piece suit

You can leave your hat on: British actor Vinnie Jones added a fedora to his three piece suit

Dapper: Cast member Antonio Banderas opted for a timeless tailored black suit

Dapper: Cast member Antonio Banderas opted for a timeless tailored black suit

Star studded cast! Wesley Snipes is among the many famous faces in the film

Star studded cast! Wesley Snipes is among the many famous faces in the film

I see you! The 53-year-old peered through his sunglasses as he chatted to fans, while Wesley looked in good spirits

I see you! The 53-year-old peered through his sunglasses as he chatted to fans, while Wesley looked in good spirits

Everyone's a fan! Presenter Jonathan Ross kept a firm grasp on his VIP ticket

Everyone’s a fan! Presenter Jonathan Ross kept a firm grasp on his VIP ticket

So much hype! Earlier on Monday the stars gathered for a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel in London

So much hype! Earlier on Monday the stars gathered for a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel in London

Flexing their goods! Sylvester and Kellan showed off their buff arms in a macho pose

Flexing their goods! Sylvester and Kellan showed off their buff arms in a macho pose

Blood, sweat and tears... Antonio Banderas, second left, revealed he suffered an injury on set as well

Blood, sweat and tears… Antonio Banderas, second left, revealed he suffered an injury on set as well

Rik Mayall’s ‘Crackanory’ To Go Ahead :) :) – Digital Spy

Rik Mayall’s Crackanory to air on Dave in September

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Friday, Aug 8 2014, 12:44 BST

Rik Mayall‘s final TV appearance will be broadcast on Dave next month.

Crackanory will feature the late comic reading The Weatherman by Tony Way, and will be screened on Wednesday, September 24 at 10pm.

Rik Mayall on Crackanory

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UKTV bosses had previously stated that the comic’s appearance on the adult version of Jackanory would only be broadcast with the consent of his family and agent.

His 15-minute reading will be shown alongside a story read by Vic Reeves.

Mayall was best known for his roles in Bottom, Blackadder and The Young Ones, as well as his partnership with Ade Edmondson.

He died aged 56 in June, following an ‘acute cardiac event’.

Watch his classic reading of George’s Marvellous Medicine on Jackanory below: