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 .
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.
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