Fact: Jason Statham is in talks to bring 1972 action movie THE MECHANIC back to the big screen. The Transporter star is the frontrunner to play Arthur Bishop in the remake. Charles Bronson played hitman Bishop in the original.
Quote: "I heard that Charles Bronson was making a million dollars a movie. That was a very big deal to an immigrant - a million dollars a movie. So I went to see a Charles Bronson movie. And I said, 'I can do that.' And then I made a million dollars a movie." Arnold Schwarzenegger was confident he could become a Hollywood star in the early 1970s - despite being an Austrian bodybuilder who spoke little English.