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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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The Latest Jason Statham News

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Jason Statham Footage Film / Movie Reviews

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Far better made than it has any right to be, this cheesy 70s-style thriller is...

Hummingbird [Redemption] 2013, Review by Rich Cline

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Homefront 2013, Review by Rich Cline

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Safe 2012, Review by Rich Cline

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adalinda

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

5 years 4 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.

5 years 8 months 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 4 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 4 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 3 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

5 years 7 months ago
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mrstransporter

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 1 month ago
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patchi_2326

you're eating my heart! :))))

2 years 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
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