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Tuesday, August 27th, 2002
12:25 pm
I joined this community a while back but I haven't introduced myself.
My name's Zoe and I live just outside of London , England. I'm a HUGE Jason fan and I also adore Vinnie Jones (who I've met a couple of times)
My fave Jase film would have to be Snatch but Mean Machine is my fave Guy Ritchie film at the moment.
I didn't know what else to post so I thought I would post this pic of him from yesterdays newspaper.

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, August 4th, 2002
6:07 pm
The Italian Job
A gang of robbers, lead by career criminal Charlie Croker, create the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles history, giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion. They get away in their Mini Coopers, which are small enough to drive on sidewalks so they can make a clean get away before the traffic jam clears.

Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Franky G., Seth Green, and Donald Sutherland.

Principal photography begins Aug. 3rd, 2002

It's a remake of the 1969 movie, The Italian Job, with Michael Caine and Benny Hill.
6:01 pm
The Transporter
Jason's new upcoming flick. There's been just about zero information about it floating around, but there is this... a teaser poster for it. Looks pretty cool.

Also, there's news about Jase being in a remake of The Italian Job with Edward Norton, Mark Wahlberg, and some other big name actors. I'll put up whatever more information I come across as it shows up.

Current Mood: bored
2:41 pm
Mean Machine on DVD
Okay, I know some people have been having a hard time finding it anywhere, but I've just found it. $23.99, not a bad price really (list price is $29.99). So here's the link for anyone interested.

Mean Machine @ STEEL DVDS
Sunday, November 4th, 2001
3:38 pm
The One
Jason Statham's new movie "The One" just came out Friday. I'm probably gonna go see it tonight. I'll post how it is.

Current Mood: cold
Monday, September 17th, 2001
7:42 pm
Ghosts of Mars trailer

There's a link to the Ghosts of Mars trailer. It's a cool trailer. It's also on the Snatch DVD, which everyone should own.

Current Mood: hungry
7:32 pm
Mean Machine
IMDb says it comes out in 2001, but it doesn't have a whole lot more info. It has Jason Statham and also Vinnie Jones (who co-starred with Jason in "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock...") The tagline is "It's Not Just About Football, It's About Pride Inisde!" So, that makes me think it's about football. I'll be on the look out for it.

Current Mood: hungry
Sunday, September 16th, 2001
8:31 pm
Statham Interview
Here's an interview with Jason taken just after Snatch. It's pretty good.


Current Mood: good
4:17 pm
Sister Community
Well, I just obtained a sister community to this one. Check it out here: http://www.livejournal.com/community/kosherasxmas/

Current Mood: amused
3:32 pm
Who is Jason Statham?
Well, for those of you who are saying, "Who the hell is Jason Statham?" here's a little something from Blockbuster.com that might help you out.

British director Guy Ritchie frequently attributes the success of his unorthodox crime films -- 1998's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, 2000's Snatch -- to the fact that his offbeat miscreants are more than believable, they are real. Preferring to cast for authenticity rather than resum, Ritchie handpicks many of his actors from the true-life cult figures and rascals of London's underbelly. Actor Jason Statham is among the best of them.

A one-time Olympic diver, fashion model, and black-market salesman, Statham came to acting by way of commercials and "street theater" -- a euphemism for hustling tourists on London's Oxford Street. Raised in Syndenham, London, he was the second son of a lounge singer and a dressmaker turned dancer. Although Statham had the familial background to go immediately into entertainment, he excelled first on the high dive. He was a member of the 1988 British Olympic Team in Seoul, Korea, and remained on the National Diving Squad for ten years. In the late '90s, a talent agent specializing in athletes landed Statham a gig in an ad campaign for the European clothing retailer French Connection. This led to an appearance in a Levi's Jeans commercial and a fledgling modeling career. Meanwhile, Statham had also earned local fame as a street corner con man, selling stolen jewelry and counterfeit perfume out of a briefcase. Thus, when French Connection's owner became one of the biggest investors in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, he naturally introduced the diver/model/hustler to knave-hunting Ritchie.

Intrigued by Statham's past and impressed by his modeling work, Ritchie invited him to audition for a part in the film. The director challenged Statham to impersonate an illegal street vendor and convince him to purchase a piece of imitation gold jewelry. Statham was evidently so persuasive that Ritchie bought four sets. When the director attempted to return his worthless acquisition -- pretending that the gold had turned to stainless steel -- Statham was so graciously inflexible that Ritchie hired him.

This unorthodox audition resulted in Statham's big screen debut as Bacon, one of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels' four primary characters engaged in a risky get-rich-quick scheme to repay a massive gambling debt. Bacon supplies a streetwise discipline and restraint that the other characters lack and a sense of humility crucial to Ritchie's film. In the director's follow-up crime comedy, Snatch, Ritchie rehired Statham to play Turkish, a smalltime hood vainly trying to break into the world of underground boxing. As this amateur but respectable hoodlum, Statham is attractive, urbane, immaculate, and smart enough to be bewildered by even his own laughable criminal ineptitude. The role began as a small supporting part in Snatch's star-filled ensemble cast but expanded throughout shooting. By the time of the film's theatrical release, Statham received top billing as its narrator and chief anti-hero.

The Guy Ritchie oeuvre that supplied his breakthrough performances is not Statham's only acting arena. In 2000, he made his American film debut as a British drug dealer in Robert Adetuyi's Turn It Up starring Pras Michel. By 2001, he had finished shooting John Carpenter's sci-fi thriller Ghosts of Mars and joined Delroy Lindo in the cast of the Jet Li vehicle The One. ~ Aubry Anne D'Arminio, All Movie Guide

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Turn It Up (2000)
Snatch (2000)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Current Mood: productive
3:24 pm
Word, mo'fuggaz. Congrats on figurin' it out, Chris.
3:07 pm
Finally figured this thing out.
Hello, and welcome to the first post in the Statham Clones Community. It's been around for a while, but I've been too stupid to figure out how to post here. But a little trip to the Live Journal FAQ helped me there. So what's with this community? What's the purpose? Well, I came up with this community right after I decided I wanted to be like Jason Statham and I shaved my head. Yep, that's right, I'm as bald as a newborn baby, and I like it like that. So why make this community? Well, I figured, there has to be other people out there like me, or at least fans of one of these things:

- Jason Statham and his films
- Guy Ritchie and his films
- John Carpenter and his films

So this community has several purposes, listed above. What can you talk about? Pretty much anything, but try and keep it related to those topics I listed up there. Anyway, thanks for checking out this new community.

Current Mood: accomplished
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