SHOOTING EXPENDABLES 3 ALMOST KILLED STATHAM.
Well, sometimes things don’t go according to the plan. While shooting an action scene for Expendables 3, the brakes failed on a three-ton stunt truck he was driving, sending it off a cliff and into the Black Sea.
“It’s the closest I’ve ever been to drowning,” Statham said on Today. “I’ve done a lot of scuba diving; I’ve done a lot of free diving … No matter how much of that you’ve done, it doesn’t teach you to breathe underwater … I came very close to drowning. It was a very harrowing experience.”
HE’S WELL AWARE SOME OF HIS MOVIES HAS BEEN DUDS.
On the question, whether he watched one of his films during the premiere and thought “Oh, no …,” he responded: “Yeah, I think I’ve said that more often than not. Yeah.”
About for the others, Statham joked, “And the rest is sh*t.”
HE PRACTICES A RANGE OF MARTIAL ARTS.
Statham’s fitness routine not only just weights and core work. He is also involved in many different fighting disciplines like boxing, judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The martial arts have been most helpful for Statham’s onscreen presence. “That’s what I have to give most of my time to these days: training for what I have to do in terms of providing action in an authentic manner,” he revealed to Men’s Health.
HIS MOVIES HAVE MADE MORE THAN $1.5 BILLION IN THE U.S. ALONE.
The actor’s filmography has raked in just a touch more than $1.5 billion in the United States. Moreover, the worldwide total standing is $5.1 billion.
He definitely knows what type of film keeps the lights on.
“So if you’ve got a story about a depressed doctor whose estranged wife doesn’t wanna be with him no more, and you put me in it, people aren’t gonna put money on the table. Whereas if you go, ‘All he does is get in the car, hit someone on the head, shoot someone in the f*cking feet,’ then, yep, they’ll give you $20 million. You can’t fault these people for wanting to make money,” he explained in an interview with The Guardian.