Jason Statham (born 12.09.1972) is an English actor known for his roles in 'Snatch', and 'The Expendables' and 'The Transporter' series.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Jason Statham has a net worth of 40 million USD.
Childhood: Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, England, to dancer Eileen and lounge singer Barry Statham. Despite originally taking to the idea of following in his father's footsteps of getting involved in the entertainment industry, Statham began perusing a sporting career after moving to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He started by trying to follow a martial arts career, before his childhood friend (and later co-star) Vinnie Jones introduced him to football. Statham played football for his school as a child, before taking on diving. In 1992, Statham participated in the World Diving Championships, finishing in 12th place. His entire diving career lasted twelve years, during which he was a member of Britain's diving squad.
Career: jason Statham was training at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London when he was discovered by a modelling agency scout. Statham was chosen to model for French Connection, which led to him being noticed by director Guy Richie. Richie cast Statham in the 1998 film 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. The film was a hit, and led to Statham being invited back to star in 2000's 'Snatch', alongside Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Dennis Farina. The two successful films helped launch Statham into the Hollywood spotlight, with appearances in both 'Ghosts of Mars' and 'The One' in 2001. The following year, Statham was cast in the lead role for 'The Transporter' due to his own martial arts experience. The film received moderate reviews and turned a fair profit, earning it a sequel in 2005 which had an overall similar critical and box office response. The third film in the series exceeded the sales for the first two films, yet received far lower critical response. Similarly, Statham appeared in the film 'Crank' in 2006. The film generated a huge box office response and received moderate reviews. The sequel received similar critical praise, yet failed to make a large impact on the box-office. In 2010, Statham stared alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke, in the film 'The Expendables'. He reprised his role in the 2012 and 2014 sequels to the film.
Personal Life: For seven years, Statham was in a relationship with model Kelly Brook, however the couple split up in 2004. He dated Bardot band member Sophie Monk briefly in 2005, before beginning a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in 2010. Statham is a strong advocate of stuntmen having their own category at The Academy Awards.
Five years after his first stint as hitman Arthur Bishop in The Mechanic, Jason Statham has returned to the role for Mechanic: Resurrection.
The sequel sees the efficient killer dragged out of retirement when his girlfriend Gina (Jessica Alba) is kidnapped and her captors force Arthur to carry out three seemingly impossible hits and of course to make them look like accidents in three elaborate set-pieces.
So it seems a bit obvious why Statham might want to return to the role. "It's nice to revisit a familiar character and put him in a unique world, especially Arthur," Statham says. "He is a complicated man with a moral compass. And I like how he orchestrates these hits. Get in and get out without a trace. It's the MacGuyver kind of brain, composed and confident. It's great to play that! And on this occasion Jessica Elba gets to eek out a side of Bishop that we've never seen - this compassionate guy who lets down his soft side in order to do something good for somebody."
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It's the follow-up to his 2011 film.
Jason Statham is set to return in another explosive action thriller in the form of 'Mechanic: Resurrection', the sequel to 2011's 'The Mechanic'. More death-defying stunts and creative assassinations lace this new adventure, which has been directed by Dennis Gansel and co-written by Philip Shelby ('Survivor').
Jason Statham returns in 'Mechanic: Resurrection'
If Jason Statham isn't toting a pistol, performing foolhardy feats or getting involved in a car chase, it's not really a Jason Statham film. Luckily, he's back doing what he does best in 'Mechanic: Resurrection', alongside a whole new cast including Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones.
Watch the trailer for 'Mechanic: Resurrection' here:
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Arthur Bishop was once one of the most sought after 'Mechanics' (assassins) but after being tricked into killing an innocent associate - and almost being killed in the process, Bishop now lives a more sedate life far away from the gangsters that he's spent his former years with.
As hard as he's tried to leave his old way of life behind him, there are still some people who suspect that Bishop is still alive and they'll go to extreme lengths to get him to carry out their diry work for them. Nowadays, Bishop spends his time with a beautiful woman named Gina in exotic locations and the ex-assassin has settled down but it seems that Gina is hiding secrets of her own from her beau.
As events unfold it appears Gina has been kidnapped by a man who requires the services of Bishop. In order to have Gina returned to safety he must perform three murders and make them look like an accident. Bishop must now find a way to remain one step ahead of his blackmailer in order to save the life of the woman he loves.
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Jason Statham who plays the lead role of Arthur Bishop attending the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Mechanic 2: Resurrection' at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California United States - Monday 22nd August 2016
The Rock has laid the smackdown on some of his 'Fast 8' co-stars, saying he has 'zero tolerance for candy asses'.
Dwayne Johnson has called out some of his male co-stars on the upcoming Fast 8 movie in an angry post on social media. The nice guy pro wrestler-turned actor blasted the unprofessionalism he had experienced from some unnamed male stars on the film’s set, warning that he has ‘zero tolerance for candy asses.’
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Jason Statham - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and fiancé Jason Statham arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016
The 28 year old British actress and model was sporting a fetching engagement ring as they appeared on the red carpet at the 2016 Golden Globes.
The showbiz couple arrived at the prestigious red carpet event in Beverly Hills on Sunday night (January 10th), with 28 year old Rosie showing off an eye-catching diamond ring as she and her 48 year old fiancé posed for photographs outside the Hilton. A spokesperson for the pair later officially confirmed the engagement to E! News the following day.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with Jason Statham in December 2015
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The actor insists he felt comfortable in his new role.
Ed Skrein may have had his big breakthrough with a brief role on Game of Thrones, but he had already made a mark on British cinema in Ill Manors and The Sweeney. Now he takes the spotlight in The Transporter Refuelled, replacing Jason Statham in the role of no-nonsense driver Frank Martin.
Ed Skrein takes over Jason Statham in 'The Transporter Refuelled'
He's aware of the pressure of rebooting a franchise, but wasn't worried. "It always felt quite natural," he says. "I felt so relaxed even going into the auditions for Transporter. I did what I always do which is prepare intensively, work hard and take it seriously. But I was very comfortable in the shoes of Frank Martin."
Continue reading: The Transporter Refuelled Puts Ed Skrein In The Spotlight
He's also set to face-off against Deadpool next year as Ajax.
Memories from Comic-Con 2015 may be centred around 'Suicide Squad' and 'Batman v Superman', but let's not forget what Marvel had in store this year; namely 'Deadpool' starring Ryan Reynolds and Ed Skrein. Wait, who was that last one?
Ed Skrein to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in 'Deadpool'
'Who is Ed Skrein?' is the question on a lot of people's lips after his appearance at San Diego Comic-Con International. Ryan Reynolds may not be such a surprise to play Deadpool, given his comic-book movie history ('Green Lantern', 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', 'Blade: Trinity'), but an unfamiliar face linked to his arch-nemesis Ajax has just added to the excitement.
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Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Spy’ has taken the box office top spot this weekend.
Melissa McCarthy's Spy has come out on top at the US box office this weekend after taking an estimated $30 million in theatres between Friday and Sunday. The comedy stars McCarthy as a secret agent tasked with stopping an arms dealer from selling a nuclear weapon in her first big assignment.
Melissa McCarthy has impressed critics and movie-goers with Spy.
The comedy has gained positive reviews from critics and so far holds a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is McCarthy’s third collaboration with director Paul Feig who previously worked with the actress on 2011’s Bridesmaids and 2013 comedy The Heat. Overseas Spy has so far made $25.6 million in 54 markets, bringing the film’s worldwide total to $86.5 million.
The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable with this raucous action comedy, which simultaneously spoofs the espionage genre and provides some genuine thrills. From ensemble player (Bridesmaids) to costar (The Heat) and now to the star of the show, McCarthy finds a role worthy of her talents, subverting rather than exploiting her distinct physicality.
She plays Susan Cooper, a desk-jockey at the CIA who works with the field agents, guiding them by radio link through their dangerous paces. When star spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is taken out of service and all other top agents have their covers blown, the boss (Allison Janney) has little choice but to send the well-trained Susan into the field to take down the villainous arms dealer Rayna (Rose Byrne). With her best pal Nancy (Miranda Hart) as her office-bound helper, Susan gets into a series of disguises and travels to Paris, Rome and then Budapest. And despite the constant attempts of rogue agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) to "help" her, Susan gets ever closer to Rayna and her gangster buyer Sergio (Bobby Cannavale).
The relatively simple plot is overcrowded with characters and subplots that add absurd layers of humour to the film, almost all of which are genuinely hilarious. Best of all, none of the laughs come at the expense of Susan, a capable, smart, witty woman who's the perfect alter ego for McCarthy (and certainly much more engaging than her obnoxious-slob persona in The Heat or Tammy). She has terrific chemistry with all of her costars, flirting shamelessly with the Bond-like Law, an amusingly swaggering Statham and especially the purringly hysterical Byrne. As always, the great Janney steals every one of her few scenes. Less effective is an extended goofy cameo by Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, who at least shows willing to dive into some ridiculous comedy. There's also another terrific foil in Susan's local contact Aldo, played with leering, opportunistic relish by Peter Sarafinowicz.
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Could Jason Statham play James Bond?
Jason Statham, the British actor currently starring in Paul Feig's secret agent romp Spy, has thrown his hat in the ring to play James Bond. Daniel Craig is believed to have two more 007 movies left on his contract - including this year's Spectre - and numerous actors have expressed their interest in the role.
Jason Statham is currently starring in Paul Feig's Spy
"Could I do it? Abso-f*cking-lutely," he told the Guardian when quizzed on the Bond role. "Would I do it? Abso-f*cking-lutely. Is Daniel Craig a great Bond? Abso-f*cking-lutely."
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Date of birth
26th July, 1967
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