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Jason Statham is an English actor and film producer, was born on July 26, 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England. He has convincingly portrayed a host of unsavory, yet oddly endearing, tough guys like hitman, thieves in high-profile action movie franchises, including ‘The Transporter,’ ‘Crank,’ ‘The Expendables’ and ‘The Fast and the Furious.’
Full Name: Jason Statham
Nickname: Jason, Jay
Birth date: July 26th, 1967
Place of birth: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England
Height: 5’10” (178cm)
Weight: 169lb (77kg)
Body Measurement: Chest 48 – Waist 34 – Biceps 15
Hair Color: Bald
Eyes Color: Blue
Zodiac Sign: Leo
While working as a model for French Connection, he met Guy Ritchie, who later would help him to get a role in his first production in 1998, an English comedy named Lock, stock and two smoking barrels. After his debut, he also starred in Snatch directed by Guy Ritchie but what made him a popular actor internationally was the role in Transporter saga. Statham’s performance was so outstanding that caught the attention of many American directors and critics, who later would call him to be part of different Hollywood productions such as The Expendables, The Mechanic, Crank, The Fast and Furious franchise and so on.
Martial Arts Background
Jason trained in various martial arts and was considered as top-tier as professional MMA athletes. He’s a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has trained Wing Chun Kung Fu, Karate and Kickboxing.
Here is the 10 best action-packed movies starred Jason Statham:
● Snatch (2000)
● The Transporter (2002)
● Crank (2006)
● The Expendables (2010)
● The Mechanic (2011)
● Homefront (2013)
● Furious 7 (2015)
● The Fate of The Furious (2017)
● The Meg (2018)
● Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)
Father: Barry Statham, a street seller.
Mother: Eileen Yates, a dancer.
Jason Statham hasn’t married, although he has engaged to Victoria’s Secrets’s former angel Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley in 2016.
The couple started dating in 2011, and together, had a son named Jack Oscar, in 2017.
Jason’s dozens of films have grossed multiple billion of dollars at the worldwide box office so it came as no surprise that his net worth is approximately $90 million.
Jason Statham’s respective car collection is even more enviable than what he drives on the big screen. Some of his expensive cars can be named:
● Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 – Price: $461,505 – $544,113.
● Porsche 911 GT2 – with a starting price of $294.000.
This Porsche became part of Jason Statham’s garage in 2009. He must have enjoyed the feeling of driving it intensely because he has been seen with it on numerous occasions in the streets of Los Angeles.
● Jaguar XJR – a very powerful car with V8 engine that produces 543 hp. This car has a starting price of $122.400.
The action star has recently spent $7 million to buy a Midcentury-Modern house in the Hollywood Hills which includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office in 3,000 square feet. The stylish amenities continue outside, where a saltwater pool and spa adjoin a barrel sauna and stainless steel ice bath. The grounds cover about a quarter of an acre.
Statham takes pride in doing his own stunts, whether it is hand-to-hand combat or dangling from a helicopter 3000 feet above downtown Los Angeles. “I’m inspired by the people who could do their own work,” Jason said. “Bruce Lee never had stunt doubles and fight doubles, or Jackie Chan or Jet Li. I’ve been in action movies where there is a face replacement and I’m fighting with a double, and it’s embarrassing.”
Before he became everyone’s favorite on screen badass, Jason Statham was one of the world’s top competitive divers in the early 90s. He was on the British National Diving Squad for 12 years and even competed in the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990. While he was an elite diver, he never qualified for the Olympics.
It seems Statham, like most of his on screen characters, truly does have no fear. In preparation for his role in The Meg (2018), Statham flew to Fiji for the ultimate diving experience and the chance to get up close with a group of bull sharks. Some of the sharks were a whopping 3 metres in length, yet the close proximity didn’t seem to put Statham on edge. In fact, he was even quoted saying “you get quite relaxed… It’s quite a tranquil sort of thing”.
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