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Jason Statham
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Statham in August 2014
Born
Occupation Actor, former model, producer
Years active 1993–present
Partner(s) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (2010–present; engaged)
Children 1
Jason Statham
Sport
Country  England
Event(s) Diving (10 m, 3 m, 1 m)
Commonwealth finals 1990 Auckland Games

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.

Early life

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".

Personal life

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.

Filmography

Film

Jason Statham TIFF 2011
Jason Statham at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Jason Statham 2012
Jason Statham in Paris at the french premiere of The Expendables 2 2012
2013 Golden Globe Awards (8378777005)
2013 Golden Globe Awards
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LG G5 Jason Statham Commercial 2017
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Bacon
2000 Snatch Turkish
Turn It Up Mr. B
2001 Ghosts of Mars Sergeant Jericho Butler
One, TheThe One MVA Agent Evan Funsch
Mean Machine Monk
2002 Transporter, TheThe Transporter Frank Martin
2003 Italian Job, TheThe Italian Job Handsome Rob
2004 Collateral Airport man Cameo appearance
Cellular Ethan Greer
2005 Transporter 2 Frank Martin
Revolver Jake Green
London Bateman
Chaos Detective Quentin Conners
2006 Pink Panther, TheThe Pink Panther Yves Gluant Uncredited
Crank Chev Chelios
2007 War FBI Agent John Crawford
2008 Bank Job, TheThe 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
2010 13 Jasper Bagges
Expendables, TheThe Expendables Lee Christmas
2011 Mechanic, TheThe Mechanic Arthur Bishop
Gnomeo & Juliet Tybalt Voice only
Blitz Detective Sergeant Tom Brant
Killer Elite Danny Bryce
2012 Safe Luke Wright
Expendables 2, TheThe Expendables 2 Lee Christmas
2013 Parker Parker
Fast & Furious 6 Deckard Shaw Cameo appearance
Hummingbird (U.S. title: Redemption) Joey Jones
Homefront Phil Broker
2014 The Expendables 3 Lee Christmas
2015 Wild Card Nick Wild
Furious 7 Deckard Shaw
Spy Rick Ford
2016 Mechanic: Resurrection Arthur Bishop
2017 The Fate of the Furious Deckard Shaw
2018 The Meg Jonas Taylor Post-production

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