Everything Jason Statham Has Taught Us About Action Movies

One-liners sound cooler with an accent.

“Hasta la vista, baby!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Because of my big legs and karate, I can do the splits no problem.” – Jean-Claude Van Damme

“You’re the disease, and I’m the cure.” – Sylvester Stallone

Okay, so The Italian Stallion may have been born in New York. But his audible challenges with the English language make his quote from Cobra appropriate here, too. Simply put: those often cheesy one-liners that fly fast and furious out of the mouths of action stars sound way more intimidating when coupled with a foreign accent. And way cooler when that accent happens to be a British one. Yes, even when that line is “I now pronounce you man and knife.” (Listen for yourself here.)

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