Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1967-07-26 (54 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK

55 Movies · 7 TV shows

Also Known As: Джейсон Стейтем · Джейсон Стэйтем · جيسون ستاثام · 제이슨 스테이섬 · ジェイソン・ステイサム · เจสัน สเตธัม · 傑森·史塔森 · Джейсън Стейтъм · ჯეისონ სტეტჰემი · Τζέισον Στέιθαμ · JS · 杰森·斯坦森

Biography

Jason Statham (; born 26 July 1967) is an English actor and film producer. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and machiavellian characters. Born in Derbyshire, England, he began practicing kung fu, kickboxing and karate recreationally in his youth while working at local market stalls. An avid footballer and diver, he was selected by Britain's national diving team to compete 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).The commercial success of these films led him to star as Frank Martin in the Transporter trilogy (2002–08). After starring in a variety of heist and action thriller films such as The Italian Job (2003), Crank (2006), War (2007), The Bank Job (2008), The Mechanic (2011), Spy (2015) and Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), he established himself as a leading actor in Hollywood. However, he has also starred in such commercially and critically unsuccessful films as Revolver (2005), Chaos (2005), In the Name of the King (2007) by Uwe Boll, 13 (2010), Blitz (2011), Killer Elite (2011), Hummingbird (2013) and Wild Card (2015). He found further commercial success as a part of the ensemble action series The Expendables (2010–14) and the Fast & Furious franchise. In the latter, he has played his character, Deckard Shaw, in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017) and in the spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) which is also his debut and only work as a film co-producer.His career as an actor has been criticized for lacking depth and variety; however, he has also been praised for leading the 2000s and 2010s action movie 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 movie industry's most bankable stars.

Personal Life

Statham began dating model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in 2010. They announced their engagement on 10 January 2016. In February 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child. Their son was born in June 2017. They reside in Beverly Hills, California.Statham enjoys wakeboarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, 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.In a 2015 interview with Vanity Fair, Statham advocated for stunt performers to be given their own category at the Oscars, citing it as "overlooked" and later commenting that "nobody is giving them any credibility".

Early Life

Jason Statham was born on 26 July 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, the son of Eileen (née Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street seller. His father also worked odd jobs as a house painter, coal miner, and singer in the Canary Islands. He moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he initially chose not to follow his father's career working the local market stalls, instead practising martial arts. He grew up with football player Vinnie Jones, alongside whom he would later act. Jones introduced him to football, and Statham went on to play for the local grammar school (1978–1983), which he had attended since the age of 11, a passion that he shared with diving. He practiced daily in perfecting his diving techniques, and was a member of Britain's National Swimming Squad for twelve years. Statham competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the 10 meter, 3 meter, and 1 meter competitions. He said in a 2003 IGN interview that his time with the national squad was "a great experience" and one that "teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble".Statham's life in the media began when he was spotted by the agency Sports Promotions specialising in sports modelling while he was training at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. He was also signed by Tommy Hilfiger, Griffin, and Levis for various modeling contracts during their 1996 spring/summer collections. In 1997, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection. A spokesperson for the high street clothing chain said: "we chose Jason because we wanted our model to look like a normal guy. His look is just right for now: very masculine and not too male-modelly." However, he was still forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a street seller to make ends meet, selling "fake perfume and jewellery on street corners" according to Statham. He made small appearances in a few music videos, including "Comin' On" by The Shamen in 1993, "Run to the Sun" by Erasure in 1994, and "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by The Beautiful South in 1995.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Untitled Guy Ritchie Film

Untitled Guy Ritchie Film

2022
MI6 guns-and-steel agent Fortune is recruited by global intelligence alliance Five Eyes to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order. Fo...

2021.

2 Movies
F9

F9

6.94
2021
Dominic Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always looms over their peaceful horizon. Dom will have to confront his past if he ...
Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man

6.4
2021
H is a mystery character who works for a cash truck company in Los Angeles and is responsible for moving millions of dollars in and out of the city.

2019.

1 Movie
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

6.42
2019
The US Diplomatic Security Service Agent and Shaw have fought before. When cyber-genetically enhanced Brixton's ruthless actions threaten the future of humanity, both join forces to defeat him. Johnso...

2018.

1 Movie
The Meg

The Meg

6.24
2018
The great white shark's descendant is accidentally released by a deep sea pilot.

2017.

1 Movie
The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious

6.1
2017
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew will have to face trials that will test them as never before.

2016.

1 Movie
Mechanic: Resurrection

Mechanic: Resurrection

4.77
2016
When Arthur Bishop's most formidable foe kidnapped the love of his life, he thought he had put his violent past behind him. He was forced to travel the globe to complete three assassinations, and do w...

2015.

3 Movies
Furious 7

Furious 7

5.87
2015
Shaw wants revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Spy

Spy

7.26
2015
A CIA analyst is trying to save the world.
Wild Card

Wild Card

6
2015
If a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, it's all or nothing.

2014.

1 Movie
The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3

6.03
2014
Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team meet Conrad Stonebanks, who co-founded The Expendables with Barney. He believed Stonebanks was forced to kill Barney. Stonebanks is trying to end The Expenda...

2013.

4 Movies
Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6

5.77
2013
Dominic is facing Letty, his presumed dead girlfriend, when he and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries.
Parker

Parker

6.43
2013
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is left for dead by his crew. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the...
Homefront

Homefront

7.6
2013
Phil Broker, a former agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, went through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went badly wrong. He and his daughter are no longer together. He reti...
Hummingbird

Hummingbird

5.25
2013
Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal Underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming ...

2012.

3 Movies
The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2

5.5
2012
The man is named Mr. When one of their men is murdered on the job, the Expendables' quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and puts them up against an unexpected threat.
Truth In 24 II: Every Second Counts

Truth In 24 II: Every Second Counts

2012
The film TRUTH IN 24 II shows the tenth and most emotional triumph of the brand. The battle for overall victory was decided by 13 seconds after the AUDI R18 TDI cars retired. The drama of the fourth-n...
Safe

Safe

6.19
2012
After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been kidnapped, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City poli...

2011.

4 Movies
The Mechanic

The Mechanic

6.87
2011
Arthur Bishop is an elite assassin with a unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. Bishop is the best job in the business because it requires total dedication and professional excellence. Bishop...
Blitz

Blitz

2
2011
A cop is sent to take down a serial killer.
Gnomeo & Juliet

Gnomeo & Juliet

6.8
2011
The world of warring indoor and outdoor animals was the setting for a version of Shakespeare's play. When you are caught up in a feud, there are many obstacles to overcome. Is it possible for a young ...
Killer Elite

Killer Elite

5.63
2011
Two of the world's most elite operatives, Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his long time mentor, face off against a cunning leader of a secret military society in Killer Elite, based on a sh...

2010.

3 Movies
The Expendables

The Expendables

5.85
2010
Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries that include knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. The group...
13

13

2010
A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself immersed in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'

Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'

2010
The making of "The Expendables" was covered in a video diary.

2009.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Live from Studio Five

Live from Studio Five

2009
Live from Studio Five was an early-evening British magazine programme which was produced by Sky News for Channel 5. It was presented by Kate Walsh and a line-up of other co-presenters during its run. ...
Crank: High Voltage

Crank: High Voltage

6.6
2009
A Chinese mobster stole a nearly indestructible heart from a man and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires frequent shocks of electricity to keep working.
Making 'Crank 2'

Making 'Crank 2'

2009
A documentary on the production of Crank: High Voltage released as a bonus on the Blu Ray release.

2008.

4 Movies
Truth In 24

Truth In 24

2008
It is not for the faint hearted. The 24 Hours of Le Mans are legendary. Before you win it, you have to finish it. To be in a position to win one of the greatest races in history is the subject of this...
The Bank Job

The Bank Job

5.17
2008
Terry is a small-time car dealer who wants to start a family and leave his past behind. According to Martine, a model from Terry's old neighbourhood, Terry is not an angel. Terry is aware of the dange...
Death Race

Death Race

6.03
2008
New York's Terminal Island will open in 2020. The US system has reached a point of no return. The Weyland Corporation sees jails full of criminals as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized in...
Transporter 3

Transporter 3

5.69
2008
Frank Martin is going to deliver the daughter of a Ukranian government official from the Black Sea to the mainland. He has to contend with people who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and no...

2007.

2 Movies
War

War

7
2007
FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all the clues point to the assassin. There is a violent clash of rival gangs when Rogue shows up years later. When the truth c...
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

4.76
2007
A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, both of which were committed by a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

2006.

2 Movies
The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther

7.33
2006
When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief...
Crank

Crank

6.02
2006
Chev Chevios, a hit man who wants to go straight, let his latest target slip away, then woke up the next morning to a phone call that told him he had only an hour to live.

2005.

4 Movies
London

London

2005
London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Revolver

Revolver

5.75
2005
Jake Green doesn't have common sense. Rarely is he allowed in a casino because he's a winner and has taken a lot of money over the years, but he is the only client of his brother's accountant. Jake wa...
Transporter 2

Transporter 2

5.61
2005
Frank Martin is a professional driver in Miami who is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. Frank became involved in prote...
Chaos

Chaos

5
2005
When a hostage and a criminal die in a shooting on the Pearl Street Bridge in Seattle, a detective is unfairly suspended and his partner leaves the force. During a bank robbery with a hostage situatio...

2004.

2 Movies
Collateral

Collateral

6
2004
Max picks up a man who is willing to give him $600 to drive him around. Max realized he was an assassin when he realized the promise of easy money was not worth it.
Cellular

Cellular

2004
An older woman calls a young man in the middle of the night. She claims to have been kidnapped with her husband and child.

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The New Tom Green Show

The New Tom Green Show

2003
The Tom Green Show is a Canadian television show that aired in 1994. The series was picked up by The Comedy Network in 1996. The second season aired on December 4, 1998. The show moved to the US in Ja...
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
The Italian Job

The Italian Job

5
2003
Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. He didn't think he'd be double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in ...

2002.

2 Movies
Ultimate Fights from the Movies

Ultimate Fights from the Movies

2002
The history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema can be found in the second film collection. There are action scenes from 16 movies, including Jet Li and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The Transporter

The Transporter

5.63
2002
Frank Martin, a former Special Forces officer, will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. The chain of events began when he realize...

2001.

4 Movies
Ghosts of Mars

Ghosts of Mars

4.89
2001
The year 2075 has a police chief. A police snatch squad is going to arrest a criminal. Humans have been on Mars for a long time. The mining activities on Mars have unleashed the spirits of alien being...
Mean Machine

Mean Machine

2
2001
Danny' Mean Machine attacked two police officers. The chance to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners is what keeps his head down. When prisoners are given the chance to put one over...
Making 'Snatch'

Making 'Snatch'

2001
The film 'Snatch' was made by Guy Ritchie.
The One

The One

6
2001
A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger and stronger with each alternate self he kills.

2000.

2 Movies
Turn It Up

Turn It Up

2000
Diamond is trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets. With Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape. They sell drugs to Mr to pay their bills. Diamond's beloved...
Snatch

Snatch

7.62
2000
Turkish, an illegal boxing promoter, convinces Brick Top, a mobster, to offer bets on bare-knuckle boxer Mickey at his bookie business. When Mickey doesn't throw his first fight as agreed, an angry Br...

1998.

1 Movie
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

6.1
1998
After losing a poker match, a card shark and his friends need to make a lot of money. They pulled a robbery on a small-time gang who were operating out of a flat next door.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...

1988.

1 TV show
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.

Unknown Year.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Letter

The Letter

Four people close to one another draw names and write a letter to a person they think needs to be changed in order to improve their life.
Meg 2: The Trench

Meg 2: The Trench

There is a sequel to a movie.
Small Dark Look

Small Dark Look

An undercover Russian agent who has risen to become the trusted lieutenant of a London mafia boss is ordered to kill one of his countrymen.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2

There is a sequel to the first one.
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