Oprah Winfrey's annual list of Favorite Things probably won't help you stuff the stocking of the toughest guy on your holiday list. But action hero Jason Statham gave a few of the items a hard sell on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
If you've misplaced your print-out of Oprah's list, you should know that it contains 60 "ultimate, ultimate" things from the "whimsical stocking stuffer to the over-the-top indulgence." Prices range from affordable to Oprah-ish.
Fallon thought it would be fun to have Statham — the British star of such films as "Snatch," "Transporter," "Crank," and "The Mechanic" — read the description on a few of the items in an "actiony type of way."
Statham kicked things off by reading Oprah's praise for Bigarade shower gel and body milk. With his face scrunched and his eyes squinting, Statham told us, "I don't do perfume, but I do body washes and creams ..." We're not sure if we even heard what he was saying. Something about a getaway car? It doesn't matter. It was convincingly tough.
Fallon managed to beg two more readings out of the 46-year-old actor, who was clearly aware that his fan base might be squirming just a little bit at home. And the schtick held up well, until a description for truffle cheese — that he would be slipping into the "next love sandwich I make for Stedman" — finally caused Statham to crack.
First published November 7 2013, 1:29 PM