Jason Statham a comedic star? Those are words that very few people, in particular entertainment fans, would have anticipated they would be calling the English actor but that is who he has become with his sensational, scene-winning acting performance in the box office hit movie "Spy"(Entertainment Weekly - May 18).
He is revered as an antihero action star as illustrated by how much interest he generated with his impressive performance in "Furious 7" but now with his superb, gut-busting hilarious performance in "Spy" he has social media entertainment observers and critics looking at him as having earned inclusion into the elite category of 'complete' actors.
Very few actors are able to be exceptional in all genres of movies whether the film be a comedy, action-adventure or dramatic film but with his image-changing performance in "Spy" he has demonstrated himself to be one of the few.
He has impressed movie fans on social media with how he has been able to be 'naturally' funny on the big screen but interestingly one person who was not surprised was Paul Feig, the director of "Spy". It seems that he has been wanting to work with Jason Statham in a comedy project since he watched him be funny in the movie "Crank" and thus anticipated that he would be superb which has been a huge understatement.
His acting performance in "Spy" has also accomplished something for his image that some entertainment fans did not expect and that is it has prevented him from becoming imprisoned by his own image and reputation. Before the movie "Spy" the reputation of this ex-diver was as an action/adventure star with excellent dramatic skills and almost no mention was ever made of him being part of a comedy project but that was the past.
Jason Statham has become a Hollywood superstar who is making entertainment fans take notice of him in 2015 as a 'complete' actor and is now part of the select group of actors (Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt) able to be leading men in almost any genre of films.