Jason Statham Actor

Jason Statham
Born: September 12, 1967, London, England, UK

Born in Sydenham, England, Jason Statham was one of the best divers on the British team and was placed third in the Olympic trials on three different occasions, eventually being placed 12th in the world.  While training at the famed Crystal Palace National Sport Centre in London, film crews and photographers pursued him as a new talent for commercials and print campaigns.  One of those jobs was a French Connection print advertisement where he met the owner of the company, who was also executive producer of a film in preparation, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.  Jason met with the director, Guy Ritchie, who cast him in the film.  He went on to collaborate with Ritchie on his follow-up Snatch, starring opposite Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro.

Next came Turn It Up with US music star Ja Rule, followed by a role in the sci-fi film Ghosts of Mars and Jet Li's The One.  In 2002, he was cast by Luc Besson in the lead, as Frank Martin in The Transporter. He then starred as Handsome Rob in the summer 2003 blockbuster remake of The Italian Job and as the adrenaline-compromised action hero Chev Chelios in Crank.  Statham returned as Frank Martin in Transporter II and Transporter III and re-teamed with Jet Li in War.  More recently, he has starred in The Bank Job directed by Roger Donaldson, Deathrace for Universal and reprised the role of Chev Chelios in the sequel  Crank:  High Voltage.  He went on to make 13 and joined an all-action cast in The Expendables directed by Sylvester Stallone.  He is currently starring in The Mechanic and forthcoming projects on Statham’s busy schedule include The Brazilian Joh in which he will reprise the role of Handsome Rob.

Filmography Jason Statham

Heat by Brian de Palma (2013)
13 by Gela Babluani
Hummingbird by Steven Knight (2012)
Echelon by Simon Crane (2012)
Parker by Taylor Hackford (2012)
The Expendables 2 by Simon West (2012)
Safe by Boaz Yakin (2012)
Killer Elite by Gary McKendry (2011)
Blitz by Elliott Lester (2011)
The Brazilian Jobby F. Gary Gray (2011)
Pretty, Baby, Machine (2010)
The Mechanic by Simon West (2010)
The Expendables by Sylvester Stallone (2010)
Crank: High Voltage by de Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor (2009)
Transporter 3 Special Delivery: Transporters in the Real World by Olivier Megaton (2009)
Death Race (2008)
The Bank Job by Roger Donaldson (2008)
War by Phillip G. Atwell (2007)
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale de Uwe Boll (2007)
The Pink Panther by Shawn Levy (2006)
Chaos de Tony Giglio Revolver by Guy Ritchie (2005)
London by Hunter Richards (2005)
Le Transporteur II by Louis Leterrier (2005)
Cellular by David R. Ellis (2004)
Collateral by Michael Mann (2004)
Call of Duty (2003)
The Italian Job by F. Gary Gray (2003)
Red Faction II (2002)
The Transporter by Corey Yuen, Louis Leterrier (2002)
Mean Machine by Barry Skolnick (2001)
The One by James Wong (2001)
Ghosts of Mars by John Carpenter (2001)
Turn It Up by Robert Adetuyi (2000)
Snatch. by Guy Ritchie (2000)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie (1998)