If you’re anything like us, then you’ve spent hours wondering just how many punches Jason Statham has thrown over his long career. Well wonder no longer, as YouTube channel Burger Fiction has compiled a super cut of every punch ever administered by the British action star.
Proceeding roughly in chronological order through Statham’s long career (although some scenes are presented out of order), the supercut starts with Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; showcases the numerous franchises he headlines such as The Transporter, and The Expendables; and culminates in his more recent villainous appearance in Furious 7. Obviously not all of his roles are featured, such as his Handsome Rob character from The Italian Job – who mostly stayed behind the wheel and never laid a hand on anybody – but most of his career is represented in some capacity.
The video has everything: dramatic punches, comedic punches, and even an animated punch thrown in for good measure. Some end in death, some end in unconsciousness – but all certainly end in glorious bodily harm. All told, the video tallies 264 total blows administered to unfortunate bad guys by the iconic action star, making one wonder if studios actually pay Statham by the punch.
If it seems as though Jason Statham knows his way around a haymaker, that’s because he does. Outside of motion pictures, he trains in kickboxing and has become incredibly accomplished in the sport, translating that passion to the big screen when called upon. He has joined the ranks of numerous accomplished fighters who have gone on to become action stars, such as: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Tony Jaa, Gina Carano, and – more recently Ronda Rousey.
Beyond that, Statham has become incredibly involved in the stunt work of his own films – even going so far as to actually dangle outside of a helicopter in the action thriller Crank. He’s also become one of the industry’s most vocal advocates for stunt workers to receive recognition by the Academy Awards for their contribution to the art form.
As his most recent foray into the action genre was in one of the highest grossing movies of all time – Furious 7 – we can safely assume that Jason Statham’s punches will have an audience for many more years to come. Considering his talents, we would not necessarily be surprised if a video showcasing his ability to kick followed this one shortly as well.