The Expendables is a 2010 American action film written by David Callaham, and also written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke. The film was released in the United States, Brazil and Portugal on August 13, 2010. It is the first film in the series The Expendables. This was Dolph Lundgren's first feature film released since 1995 when he made Johnny Mnemonic, and Steve Austin's last feature film until 2013 when Grown Ups 2 was released.