Jason Statham Biography
Jason Statham is a British actor well-known for playing tough, hardboiled, gritty, or violent characters in action-thriller films.Statham began practicing Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate as a hobby while working at local market stalls in his teens. He was a member of the British national diving team and represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 1990.
Soon after, he was requested to model in advertisements for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s. His previous experience working at market stalls influenced his casting in Guy Ritchie’s crime flicks Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).
Jason Statham Age
He was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, on July 26, 1967. He is 56 years old.
Jason Statham Height
Statham stands at an average height of 5ft 8 ¾ /174.6 cm
Jason Statham Education
Statham was introduced to football by Jones, and he went on to play for the local grammar school (1978-1983), which he had attended since he was 11 years old, a passion he shared with diving. There is no mention of Statham graduating from college.
Jason Statham Family
He is the son of Eileen (née Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street vendor. In the Canary Islands, his father also worked as a house painter, coal miner, and vocalist.He has an elder brother Lee Statham.
Jason Statham wife
Statham has been in a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley since 2010.In January 2016, the pair confirmed their engagement.
Jason Statham Children
Statham is a father of two kids Jack and Isabella.
Jason Statham Net Worth
Jason has an estimated net worth of $90 million
Jason Statham Career
While working as a model for French Connection, he was introduced to emerging British director Guy Ritchie, who was creating a film project and needed to fill the role of a street-wise con artist. Ritchie cast Statham in the part of “Bacon” in his 1998 crime comedy movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels after learning about his background as a black market seller. The film was highly received by reviewers and spectators alike, and it helped put Statham in the public eye. He was paid £5,000 for his part in the film.
Statham’s second work with Ritchie was in the 2000 picture Snatch when he played “Turkish.” The film starred prominent stars Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina, and Benicio del Toro.
Statham played Arthur Bishop in the remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson thriller The Mechanic, his first feature of 2011. The Advertising Standards Authority prohibited the distribution of a theatrical trailer depicting Statham’s character “shooting a man’s head off” due to excessive violence. Critics in both the United States and the United Kingdom praised his performance in The Mechanic. The Guardian commended his performance for achieving “an entertaining hitman thriller” with “now-customary efficiency.” Statham was described as “sleek as a bullet” by the New York Times, and the sequel was dubbed “a more powerful recharge” of the first. The Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom described Statham as “England’s best export to action movies in nearly forever, a businesslike brute with a heart of gold.”
The sequel to his 2011 film The Mechanic was set to begin production in late 2016 and was titled Mechanic: Resurrection. The picture went on to be a huge commercial success in international film markets, grossing $109.4 million globally. The film was Statham’s “seventh-biggest earner” and most commercially successful solo film attempt, according to Forbes. He co-starred with Gal Gadot in a 30-second Super Bowl commercial for Wix.com during Super Bowl LI in February 2017. According to CNET, the advertising received 22 million user impressions. Statham was asked to return to the Fast & Furious franchise in 2016. The sequel, The Fate of the Furious, was a commercial success when it was released in April 2017. While the picture earned mediocre reviews overall, Statham stood out.
Jason Statham Movies and TV Shows
- 2023-Fast X
- 2023-Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
- 2021-Fast & Furious 9
- 2021- Wrath of Man
- 2019-Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
- 2018-The Meg
- 2017-Viva La Madness
- 2017-The Fate of the Furious: Extended Fight Scenes
- 2017-Fast & Furious 8
- 2016- Mechanic: Resurrection
- 2015-Fast & Furious 7
- 2015-Wild Card
- 2023-Meg 2: The Trench
- Viva La Madness (2017)