Jason Statham

Actor, Model, Professional diver
One of very few English actors to find success in American action films, Jason Statham was an untrained unknown when director Guy Ritchie cast him in a close-to-home role as a con artist in his directorial debut "Lock ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1972 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (46)

Fast 8 2017 (Movie)

Deckard Shaw (Actor)

Mechanic: Resurrection 2016 (Movie)

Arthur Bishop (Actor)

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

Deckard Shaw (Actor)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

Rick Ford (Actor)

Wild Card 2015 (Movie)

Nick Wild (Actor)

The Expendables 3 2014 (Movie)

Lee Christmas (Actor)

Homefront 2013 (Movie)

Phil Broker (Actor)

Parker 2013 (Movie)

Parker (Actor)

Redemption (Hummingbird) 2013 (Movie)

Joey Jones (Actor)

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Safe 2012 (Movie)

Luke Wright (Actor)

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

Lee Christmas (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

13 2011 (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

Blitz 2011 (Movie)

Brant (Actor)

Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 (Movie)

Tybalt (Voice)

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Killer Elite 2011 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

The Mechanic 2011 (Movie)

Arthur Bishop (Actor)

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

Lee Christmas (Actor)

2009 Guys Choice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Crank: High Voltage 2009 (Movie)

Chev Chelios (Actor)

Death Race 2008 (Movie)

Jensen Ames (Actor)

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale 2008 (Movie)

Farmer (Actor)

The Bank Job 2008 (Movie)

Terry Leather (Actor)

Transporter 3 2008 (Movie)

Frank Martin (Actor)

Revolver 2007 (Movie)

Jake Green (Actor)

War 2007 (Movie)

Jack Crawford (Actor)

Crank 2006 (Movie)

Chev Chelios (Actor)

London 2006 (Movie)

Bateman (Actor)

Chaos 2005 (Movie)

Quentin Conners (Actor)

The Transporter 2 2005 (Movie)

Frank Martin (Actor)

Cellular 2004 (Movie)

Ethan (Actor)

Making the Movie: The Italian Job 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Italian Job 2003 (Movie)

Handsome Rob (Actor)

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

'Monk' (Actor)

The Transporter 2002 (Movie)

Frank Martin (Actor)

John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars 2001 (Movie)

Jericho Butler (Actor)

The One 2001 (Movie)

Ethan Funsch (Actor)

Snatch 2000 (Movie)

Turkish (Actor)

Turn It Up 2000 (Movie)

Mr B (Actor)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1999 (Movie)

Bacon (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live (Tv Show)

Guest

Biography

One of very few English actors to find success in American action films, Jason Statham was an untrained unknown when director Guy Ritchie cast him in a close-to-home role as a con artist in his directorial debut "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998). Praised for its fresh visual style and quick wit, the film defined a new era of action caper and helped establish Statham as the go-to-guy for handsome, cockney outlaws in action thrillers like "The Italian Job" (2003) and "Cellular" (2004). His background as a professional athlete and his proficiency in martial arts and gutsy physical stunts were not so unusual for an action star, but his accent and unique persona as a streetwise Londoner added an extra layer of appeal and enabled him to break through to U.S. audiences. Stratham enjoyed a growing international fan base, thanks to several action franchises, including "The Transporter" (2002) and "Crank" (2006), both of which spawned commercially successful sequels. Meanwhile, he was able to show off his acting chops in "The Bank Job" (2008), a smart crime thriller based on a real-life 1971 robbery. From there, he joined the steroid-laden cast of "The Expendables" (2010) and tackled the Charles Bronson role in "The Mechanic" (2011). Because of his high-octane films and international appeal with moviegoers of both genders, Statham emerged as one of the 21 century's most bankable action stars.

Relationships

Kelly Brook Actor

Companion
Dated for seven years Split 2004 when Brook met actor Billy Zane on set of "Survival Island" (2005)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Actor

Companion
Began dating April 2010

Sophie Monk Actor

Companion
Dated 2005 No longer together

Barry Statham

Father
Ran a black market operation on the streets of London

Lee Statham

Brother
Older; in his youth, sold black market merchandise on the streets of London with brother Jason and their father Barry

Eileen Yates

Mother

Milestones

2015

Played off action-hero persona in Paul Feig's espionage comedy "Spy."

2015

Returned as Deckard Shaw in "Furious 7."

2013

Played titular thief opposite Jennifer Lopez in crime thriller "Parker"

2013

Joined the "Fast and Furious" franchise with an uncredited role in "Fast & Furious 6."

2012

Starred in action thriller "Safe"

2011

Voiced character of Tybalt in animated feature "Gnomeo & Juliet"

2011

Co-starred with Robert De Niro and Clive Owen in action feature "Killer Elite"

2010

Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film featured a Who's Who of action stars including Bruce Willis, Jet Li, and Arnold Sc

2009

Reprised role of Chev Chelios for the sequel "Crank 2: High Voltage"

2008

Reprised role as Frank Martin for "Transporter 3"

2008

Starred in "The Bank Job," directed by Roger Donaldson and based on a 1971 true life robbery

2008

Played the lead in Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of 1975 film "Death Race"

2007

Co-starred opposite Jet Li in "War"

2006

Cast opposite Steve Martin in the "The Pink Panther" prequel

2006

Played hit-man Chev Chelios in the high-octane thriller, "Crank"

2005

Returned for the sequel "Transporter 2"; scripted by Luc Besson

2005

Once again teamed with Ritchie for "Revolver" (released theatrically in 2007)

2004

Starred opposite Kim Basinger in the thriller "Cellular"

2003

Cast in F. Gary Gray's ensemble action feature "The Italian Job"

2002

Starred as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative in the action feature "The Transporter"

2001

Co-starred as a futuristic policeman in "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars"

2001

Appeared alongside Jet Li in "The One"

2000

Reteamed with Ritchie for a leading role in "Snatch"

1998

Cast by director Guy Ritchie as one of a quartet of would-be gangsters in crime comedy "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"

Appeared in British TV commercials

Bonus Trivia

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In his youth, he worked as a con man on London streets, hustling fake designer perfume and knock-off jewelry.

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Jason Statham was a former Olympic Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the 1992 World Championships.

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