There's a must-read interview with Jason Statham in the new issue of Details, in which he explains succinctly why greenscreen effects totally suck:
Fahkin' hate green screen. Pay significant amounts of money never to do it again. You cannot fake adrenaline.
Statham also explains why he doesn't think of himself as a brand:
Fahk no. Why should I? People see a guaranteed $30 million a film as a brand in need of management. Fahk 'em. Kim Kardashian's a brand.
And he explains how director Guy Ritchie gave him the only acting lessons he ever received:
Guy really went above the call for me. Had me up to the house before I met the producers to read through dialogue. 'No, you're doing way too much! The camera picks up more than you think.' Pointers like that.