Jason Statham is an English actor and film producer who has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. Born on July 26, 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, he began his career as a model before transitioning to acting roles. In 1998, Statham made his film debut with Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels which was followed by several other hits such as Snatch (2000), The Transporter (2002) series and The Expendables franchise (2010-2014).
Statham’s trademark look consists of well-defined muscles; bald head; deep voice; intense blue eyes; and tattoos over his body. He often plays tough guys with action-packed roles that involve car chases or fights. His martial arts training allows him to perform many of his own stunts for films like Crank (2006) or Death Race (2008). In addition to stunt work, Statham can also be seen performing various sports including motor racing and diving.
Aside from action movies, Jason Statham has appeared in comedies such as Spy (2015), alongside Melissa McCarthy; romantic dramas like The Italian Job (2003); and even animated features like Megamind (2010). He received a Best Actor award at the Los Angeles Film Festival for his performance in Blitz (2011). Moreover, he was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards: Best Fight Scene Award for Furious 7 (2015) and Best Onscreen Duo Award along with Dwayne Johnson for Hobbs & Shaw (2019).
In recent years, Jason Statham has continued to appear in major box office hits while also making appearances at red carpet events around the world. His upcoming projects include Wrath Of Man slated to hit theaters. As one of Hollywood’s leading men today, it looks like there is no slowing down anytime soon when it comes to Jason Statham.
Born on July 26, 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire England to parents Eileen Yates and Barry Statham, Jason was involved with the sport of diving from a young age. At 12 years old he began competing at national level for Britain’s Amateur Swimming Association. He eventually went on to represent Great Britain at the 1990 Commonwealth Games where he placed twelfth in the 10-meter platform event.
It wasn’t until 1998 that Jason first stepped into the spotlight when he was cast as Bacon in Guy Ritchie’s breakout British crime comedy Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. His performance earned him critical acclaim and led to roles alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest stars such as Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables franchise), Brad Pitt (Snatch) and Robert De Niro (Spy). In 2003 his career reached new heights after appearing opposite Jet Li in The Transporter which became a box office success spawning two sequels with Statham returning as lead character Frank Martin each time. Since then Jason has become one of action cinema’s most recognizable faces starring in blockbusters like Crank series, The Mechanic trilogy and Furious 7 among many others.
Off screen Statham is known for his love of extreme sports including skydiving and motorsports which have been featured prominently throughout his films creating some truly memorable stunts sequences over the years. He also co-owns Blitz Martial Arts gym located London where he practices mixed martial arts disciplines such as kickboxing and Krav Maga regularly keeping him fit for all those grueling fight scenes we know him so well for!
In conclusion it can be said that Jason Statham is an accomplished actor whose skill set goes beyond just acting having competed professionally as a diver before becoming one of Hollywood’s leading action heroes!