Jason Statham

Biography

Jason Statham (born 12.9.1972)

Jason Statham is an English actor who rose to fame by taking a lead role in Guy Ritchie's British crime movies, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. He has also appeared as a supporting actor in a number of US films such as The Bank Job and The Italian Job.

Jason Statham Childhood

Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, England, to a lounge singer and dressmaker who ended up running a black market operation.

Although Statham initially followed his parents' creative paths, mastering art of street theatre, he also developed an interest in sports; in particular, diving. In 1992, Statham finished 12th in the World Championships. He was a member of Britain's diving squad for 12 years. He also played football for his local Grammar School.

Jason Statham: Modelling Career

Whilst he was training at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London, Statham was spotted by a model agency scout. He became a model for the clothing brand French Connection. It was around this time that Statham was introduced to the film director Guy Ritchie.

Jason Statham: Acting Career

Guy Ritchie cast Statham in the role of Bacon in his 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels after hearing about Statham's family story. The film was a hit, both with cinema audiences and with film critics. In 2000, Ritchie cast Statham again, this time in the 2000 film Snatch. Amongst the other actors to feature in the film were Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Dennis Farina.

The success of the two films earned Jason Statham a passage to Hollywood. In 2001, he appeared in two US films, Ghosts of Mars and The One. The offers continued to reach Statham and the next year, he played the role of the driver Frank Martin in The Transporter. His martial arts training proved invaluable in the filming of the movie, as he was able to perform most of his own stunts. The sequel The Transporter 2 was released in 2005.

Statham's other notable supporting roles include films such as the remake of the Italian Job (2003) and 2004's Cellular. He also had a bit part in Collateral, starring Tom Cruise. In 2006, he took the lead role in Crank. In an interview, he described the film Crank as being like his own life.

Although Guy Ritchie's career had fallen from grace since Statham's first two appearances for him, the actor appeared in his 2005 film Revolver. In 2008, he featured in Death Race.

Jason Statham: Personal Life

Jason Statham dated Kelly Brook for seven years. Brook is an English model and TV presenter. She spilt with Statham when she met the actor Billy Zane on set. In 2005, Statham briefly dated Sophie Monk, former singer of the band Bardot.

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5th August 2014 -

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29th July 2014 -

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‘Fast & Furious 7’ Release Pulled Forward To April 3rd After Paul Walker Death Delay

3rd July 2014 -

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The release date of the next Fast & Furious movie has been pulled forward by a week from the 10th April to the 3rd April 2015, Universal Pictures has announced. According to THR, the decision...

Cast Of "Expendables 3" Tanks At Cannes. Literally.

19th May 2014 -

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Tanks at Cannes – if anyone could pull it off, it had to be Sly Stallone and company. Stallone and Expendables 3 costars made their arrival, riding along the Croisette in the French city in...

The Expendables 3

8th May 2014 -

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The Expendables 3

2nd January 2014 -

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Homefront

5th December 2013 -

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With a powerhouse cast and an anaemic script, this violent revenge thriller never quite gets off the ground. It's watchable for the character detail, but resolutely refuses to make any logical sense as it charges...

Jason Statham Calls On The Academy To Recognise Stunt Actors At The Oscars

21st November 2013 -

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Jason Statham has called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to finally recognise the work that Hollywood's stunt actors at the Oscars ceremony. The Brit actor, who does most of his own...

Oh, Crumbs: Jason Statham To Replace Daniel Craig in Layer Cake Sequel

12th November 2013 -

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Urgh. We loved Layer Cake. Everyone loved Layer Cake. It was really, really, good and better than Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Now, its memory is in danger of being tarnished by...

Homefront - International Trailer

29th October 2013 -

 Video

Phil Broker is an ex-cop sadly widowed and left with his 10-year-old daughter Maddie. The pair decide to move to a beautiful small Southern town with the most stunning lake views, a good size house...

A Week In Movies: Big Films Hit Britain, New York Premieres For Hanks And The Coens, Statham Fights Back

4th October 2013 -

 News

Two big British films hit UK cinemas this week. After storming the Scottish box office last weekend and garnering rave reviews across the board, Filth arrives in the rest of the country this week. Based...

Jason Statham & James Franco Face Off In Explosive 'Homefront' Trailer [Still + Trailer]

1st October 2013 -

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Homefront is a tense action thriller that wants to poke holes in the typical story of a rural town's collective hostility towards a new family. Based on the Chuck Logan novel of the same name,...

Homefront

1st October 2013 -

 Video

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who moves to a beautiful small town with his 10-year-old daughter Maddie after the death of his wife. It seems like the perfect place to live with its...

Sylvester Stallone Twitter Rant: "Harrison Ford In", "Greedy" Bruce Willis Out Of 'Expendables 3'

7th August 2013 -

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Sylvester Stallone has made his feelings towards Bruce Willis crystal clear after tweeting about Expendables 3. The Rocky actor confirmed that Harrison Ford would be joining the Expendables cast, replacing Willis.Sylvester Stallone at the New...

Nicolas Cage A "Highly Unlikely" Addition To Expendables 3

18th July 2013 -

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After being rumoured to be joining the Expendables 3 cast, Knowing actor Nicolas Cage has shot down such murmurings in an interview with Den of Geek putting it plainly that he'd had no involvement so...

Hummingbird [Redemption]

28th June 2013 -

 Movie Review

Jason Statham takes a darker role than usual in a gritty London drama that never quite seems sure of itself, as writer-turned-director Knight mashes several huge social issues with a hint of action and a...

Hummingbird Premiere: Is Agata Buzek The Skinniest Actress EVER?

18th June 2013 -

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is skinny. Angelina Jolie is skinny. Megan Fox is skinny. But Polish actress Agata Buzek is SKINNY. Wielding a cigarette, the Polish actress turned up at the London premiere of her new movie...

Redemption

18th June 2013 -

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Joey Jones has been living on the streets for a while, but after receiving a particularly bad beating by some street thugs, he decides to re-build his life once and for all. Breaking into another...

WHO Will Be Next Doctor Who? Place Your Bets Now!

4th June 2013 -

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Matt Smith hasn't even given up his role as the Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who yet but speculation is already rife over who will take over command of the TARDIS as the eleventh incarnation...

Sylvester Stallone Announces Expendables 3 and Great Escape 2 (Sort Of)

4th June 2013 -

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It's shaping up to be a pretty hectic 18 months or so for Sylvester Stallone, who will star in two big-budget movies for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Escape Plan and The Expendables 3. The former...

Stallone Names Patrick Hughes As The Director For "The Expendables 3"

24th April 2013 -

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Australian director Patrick Hughes has been named by Sylvester Stallone to helm his newest writing endeavor, The Expendables 3. Nothing is official just yet though, as Hughes still has to win the approval of Millenium,...

A Week In Movies Feat: The Host, Trance And G.I. Joe: Retaliation Hit Cinemas While World War Z, The Brass Teapot And Hummingbird Trailers Emerge

28th March 2013 -

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This week's biggest global release is G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and critics were on edge at press screenings earlier in the week, hoping against hope that the sequel maintained the entertaining ironic subversiveness of the 2009...

Is Serious Jason Statham Spreading His Wings In 'Hummingbird'? (Trailer)

26th March 2013 -

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We all know that Jason Statham’s a bit of a bruiser with the same amount of dexterity in his acting as a mature oak has in its wood. But Hummingbird is an attempt to move...

Hummingbird

26th March 2013 -

 Video

After being particularly badly beaten while living on the streets, Joey Jones is determined to get his life back on track. He is ex-special forces on the run from military court so when he finds...

Parker

8th March 2013 -

 Movie Review

Far better made than it has any right to be, this cheesy 70s-style thriller is given a thoroughly engaging kick by veteran filmmaker Hackford working outside his usual dramatic genre. It's predictable and far too...

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27th January 2013 -

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The number one spot at the box office was easily claimed this weekend by new comer Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, with it relatively unimpressive $19 million takings easily beating it's closest competitors.The Jeremy Renner...

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I saw transpoter 3 and I love it. I read your profile and I glad you're happy.

5 years 9 months ago
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flame

Hi Jason how are you? I absolutely adore you and admire your talent as an actor, martial artist!! Have seen all your movies and the recent bank job, wow you really showed your acting ability. You are finally been recognised in Hollywood for your natural talent a man of great abilities especially doing your own stunts,you just keep impressing me all the time. I am so in love with you, its crazy huh, but you are 'perfection'!!Every womans desire, a real man, l love the tough guy image but l know deep inside you are very gentle, loving and sweet.Reading your recent article blew me away,I really can relate to your humour and love to laugh alot; l really wished l could meet you, it would be my dream!! I am in the hair and beauty industry and want to get into makeup artistry as my bro is an actor, and he will be in the upcoming series on ch9 in Australia called THE STRIP playing Vlad as a Russian gangster.It would be a great honour one day to meet you and perhaps work with you, I have plans in a few years to travel over to the U.S for work.Just remember my sweet darling that l am your loyal fan living in Australia and that l will always love you hopelessly. You are my hero and you have stolen my heart forever, lots of hugs and kisses to you. It would be nice if you could respond to this letter but l understand that you are busy.

6 years 3 weeks ago
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Lilian

Jason tu eres el hombre mas hermoso y perfecto que hay sobre la tierra, me encantan tus peliculas, me enanta lo rudo que eres y tus facciones son espectaculares me encantas !!!!!!

5 years 9 months ago
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crysamatei

Hi!My name is Crysa and i just wanna to say that you are great in all jour movies....you shoud smile more often. If jou have 5 min. to read this message maybe you will right me back a few words...anything

5 years 9 months ago
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crysamatei

HELLO!!!!I'm Crysa and i just wanna wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!I hope to see you in a new movie next yearBye !!!!!!Bye

5 years 8 months ago
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Bermondsey Girl

Ello Jas!I am sitting at work discussing you with my friends & I decided to see if I could contact you! (As a laugh) I do think you're fit, you also share the same birthday as me!! You're films are ream but you've probably heard that already!I heard that you drink in a Dulwich pub...I'm not saying which one as I dont want too many birds going there aswell! As you can see by my 'Screen name' I'm from South London too...good ol Bermz!Anyway, we'll see if you do contact me, it'll be worth it, luv ya x

6 years 2 weeks ago
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Hey Jason,i jus wanted to say i admire you. you are determined, from the things i hear very humble and kind hearted. i have recently discovered ur greatness and i support u in anything u do. i also luv ur smile! waitin fr more awesome films. ~ur buddy Melissa ; )

8 years 6 months ago
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you're eating my heart! :))))

2 years 5 months ago
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sexyM

Hi, Jason.I think you are the most sexiest man alive.You are a great action figure!!!!I love your acting.Thank you for keep bringing such great movies into Hollywood!I am deeply sadden by the fan letter I've sent to you few weeks ago has been returned....Write me!!!!!! sexyM

8 years 6 months ago
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Ansie

Hello JasonI am from South Africa and I love wathching you in movies. I have only managed to see ur 2 Transporter movies as none of the Dvd shops in my area have any of ur other movies. You are a stunning actor and a pleasure to watch(definitely eye candy).You must visit our beautifull country and maybe you will find a South African girl - we are easy going, fun, and beautifull(just ask Charlise Theron)Good luck for 2007Your all time fanAnsie

7 years 6 months ago
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