Notable Examples: The Transporter, Crank, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

For regular dudes, a dense layer of stubble is either a sign that you'll be shaving soon or the prelude to a magnificent beard. For the angry Brit, stubble is a way of being, a life-preserver to cling to in a chaotic world. His stubble is everything. It speaks of sophistication and readiness. It is important stubble. It is necessary stubble. Without it, would Statham even have a face?

Someone must be paid to function as his full-time “stubble consultant,” available at all times to ensure that each whisker is the correct length. Continuity between shots must be maintained, or else everything is lost and this adrenaline-filled business comes crashing down. Continuity must be maintained across films as well—the idea of Statham demands it. Compare Safe to War—unchanged perfection. It's zen.