Jason Statham facts for kids
Statham in August 2014
Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England
|Occupation||Actor, former model, producer|
|Partner(s)||Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (2010–present; engaged)|
Jason Statham (born 26 July 1967) is an English actor, film producer, and former model. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and evil characters. Throughout his film career, Statham has regularly performed his own stage combat and stunts.
His career as an actor and producer 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. Statham's impact on the British and American film industries is the subject of an ongoing academic study by Leeds Beckett University due to finish in late 2018.
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 tapped by Britain's national diving team to compete in the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
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".
Since 2010, he has been dating model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. They announced their engagement on 10 January 2016. In February 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child. They welcomed their son, Jack Oscar Statham, on 24 June 2017. Statham resides with his family in Beverly Hills, California. He enjoys wakeboarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, and rock climbing.
|1998||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||Bacon|
|Turn It Up||Mr. B|
|2001||Ghosts of Mars||Sergeant Jericho Butler|
|The One||MVA Agent Evan Funsch|
|2002||The Transporter||Frank Martin|
|2003||The Italian Job||Handsome Rob|
|2004||Collateral||Airport man||Cameo appearance|
|2005||Transporter 2||Frank Martin|
|Chaos||Detective Quentin Conners|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Yves Gluant||Uncredited|
|2007||War||FBI Agent John Crawford|
|2008||The Bank Job||Terry Leather|
|In the Name of the King||Farmer Daimon|
|Death Race||Jensen Garner "Frankenstein" Ames|
|Truth in 24||Narrator||Documentary|
|Transporter 3||Frank Martin|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||Chev Chelios|
|The Expendables||Lee Christmas|
|2011||The Mechanic||Arthur Bishop|
|Gnomeo & Juliet||Tybalt||Voice only|
|Blitz||Detective Sergeant Tom Brant|
|Killer Elite||Danny Bryce|
|The Expendables 2||Lee Christmas|
|Fast & Furious 6||Deckard Shaw||Cameo appearance|
|Hummingbird (U.S. title: Redemption)||Joey Jones|
|2014||The Expendables 3||Lee Christmas|
|2015||Wild Card||Nick Wild|
|Furious 7||Deckard Shaw|
|2016||Mechanic: Resurrection||Arthur Bishop|
|2017||The Fate of the Furious||Deckard Shaw|
|2018||The Meg||Jonas Taylor||Post-production|
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