Jason Statham is an English actor. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and machiavellian characters.
Born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, he began practising Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate recreationally in his youth while working at local market stalls. An avid footballer and diver, he was a member of Britain’s national diving team, competing for England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Shortly after, he was asked to model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s in various advertising campaigns. Statham’s past professional history working in market stalls inspired his casting in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).
Jason Statham has proved himself as a multi-talented person. He has been a successful diver and finished 12th in the world championship. He got his first chance in the film named Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
Then he successfully acted in Snatch (2000). After that, he began to present us with lots of hit movies, and most of them were action movies. Like The One (2001), Transporter 1,2,3 (2002,2005,2008), Crank 1 & 2 (2006,2009), Death Race(2008), The Expendables 1 & 2 (2010,2012) and many more.He is a martial artist himself. He also does his action and stunts himself. He was in relation till 2008 with model Kelly Brook. From 2010 he has been dating model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. He is also a producer.
His acting career has been criticised for lacking depth and variety; however, he has also been praised for leading the 2000s and 2010s action film resurgences. According to a BBC News report, his film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated US$1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) in ticket sales, making him one of the film industry’s most bankable stars.
Statham has been in a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley since 2010. The couple announced their engagement in January 2016. They have a son born in June 2017. They reside in Beverly Hills, California.
Statham enjoys wakeboarding, jet skiing, windsurfing, and rock climbing. While filming on location in Varna for The Expendables 3, he drove a truck off the road into the Black Sea due to malfunctioning brakes.
- Another name: Jay
- Born: September 12, 1967
- Star Sign: Leo
- Birth Place: Sydenham, London, UK
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Education: Jason Statham studied in the UK
- Profession: Actor
- Citizenship: British
- Language: English
- Family: Mother: Eileen
- Father: Barry Statham
- The One(2001)
- Transporter 1,2,3(2002,2005,2008)
- Crank 1 & 2(2006,2009)
- Death Race(2008)
- The Expendables 1 & 2(2010,2012)