There's a lot that you might not know about Jason Statham: He was an Olympic diver, modeled for French Connection, sold goods on the black market and turns out moderately successful action movies like clockwork. In fact, he makes successful action movies at a rate of 1.3 films a year.
If you don't like tough-guy, shoot-'em-up action flicks, this might come as a surprise to you. You would be hard pressed to find someone calling Statham an "A list" celebrity. Critically, many of his films get panned by both critics and audiences. Of the 21 movies he has on Rotten Tomatoes, only six are rated "fresh." But much like Matthew McConaughey and his steady stream of rom-coms, Statham has figured out a formula that works well, and he seems to be sticking to it: low overhead, moderate profit.