Jason Statham Biography
Jason Statham is an English actor and film producer. He is well known for his action-thriller roles and portrayal of tough, irredeemable, and Machiavellian characters.
Jason Statham Age | Date of Birth
He was born on the 26th of July 1967. He is 51 years old as of 2018.
Jason Statham Family
Jason was born to Eileen (née Yates) and Barry Statham. His mother Eileen was a dancer and his father worked odd jobs as a house painter, coal miner, and singer in the Canary Islands.
Jason Statham Wife | Girlfriend | Married
Though not married officially, he has been dating model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The two got engaged on 10 January 2016 and in February 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child. On 24 June 2017, they welcomed their son, Jack Oscar.
Jason Statham Ghosts Of Mars
Ghosts of Mars may be a 2001 yank fantasy action horror film written, directed and scored by John Carpenter. The film stars Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, mythical being Statham, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, and Joanna Cassidy. The film received negative reviews and was a box workplace bomb, rating simply the twenty-first rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earning $14 million at the box workplace, against a $28 million production budget.
Jason Statham Children | Son
Jason Statham and his fiancee Rosie Huntington has a son Jack Oscar Statham born on 24th June 2017. During an interview, Rosie gushed that Jason was the best dad: “[Jason] is the best dad. I can’t even put it into words… It’s really a beautiful thing to watch. I feel different. Everything changes, it really does.”
Jason Statham Modelling
While training at London’s Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Jason was spotted by the agency Sports Promotions specializing in sports modeling. In 1996 he was signed by Tommy Hilfiger, Griffin, and Levis for various modeling contracts during their 1996 spring/summer collections. He became a model for the clothing brand French Connection in 1997.
Jason Statham First Movie
Jason made his acting debut on Guy Ritchie’s 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as Bacon. At the time Guy wanted to develop a film project and needed to fill the role of a street-wise con artist. Jason was a perfect match as he had a past as a black market salesman.
Jason Statham Frank Martin | The Transporter
In 2002 Jason Statham was cast as the lead role of driver Frank Martin in the action movie The Transporter. He is responsible for his own stunts as he has studied Wing Chun kung fu, karate, and kickboxing. The film spawned two sequels, Transporter 2 (2005) and Transporter 3 (2008).
The film follows Frank Martin (Jason Statham), a highly skilled driver known as ‘The Transporter’ who transports He will transport anything, no questions asked, always on time, and is the best in the business. He strictly follows three rules when transporting: Don’t change the deal, No names, and Never open the package.
Jason Statham Oscar
He has never won or been nominated for the Oscar award but in 2013 he said that Oscars should recognize stunt performers and be rewarded with their own Oscar category.
During an interview with Vanity Fair Magazine, he said: “I think it is an overlooked category, [considering] how much responsibility these coordinators have for some of the greatest entertainment in action movies. I mean, all of the stunt men—these are the unsung heroes.
They really are. Nobody is giving them any credibility. They’re risking their necks. It’s a total injustice. They’re the ones getting busy. Then you have some guy standing in front of a fucking green screen screwing his face up pretending like he’s doing the stunt. To me, it’s like a farce. I have a real frustration with that because I know these coordinators. I train with them all the time and they are incredibly talented.”
Jason Top 10 Movies | Jason Statham Hit Movies
- Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
- The Transporter
- Transporter 2
- Crank: High Voltage
- Death Race
- The Expendables
Jason Statham Upcoming Movies
- 2019: Hobbs and Shaw – The film is a Fast and Furious spin-off when Jason teams up with Dwayne Johnson.
Jason Statham Acting Career
He was introduced to fledgling British director Guy Ritchie while he was working as a model for French Connection, at the time Guy Ritchie was developing a film project and needed to fill the role of a street-wise con artist. Jason has a past as a black market salesman and was cast as “Bacon” in his 1998 crime comedy thriller Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. He again collaborated with Guy in the 2000 film Snatch, playing the role of “Turkish”.
In 2001 he broke into Hollywood and appeared in two movies Ghosts of Mars; a science fiction action horror film and ‘The One’; a science fiction martial arts action film.
Jason Statham Awards
In 2016 he won the Most Offensive Male Character for his role in Crank (2006) at the Women Film Critics Circle Awards.
Jason Statham Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Jason Statham Quotes
- If you’re going to do something, do it with style!
- I like to meditate. But I get rid of my stress at the gym.
- I love getting dressed up in a suit because I don’t do it all the time.
- The most frustrating thing about injuries is that they take so bloody long to heal.
- Revenge is a caustic thing. I say, Breath in, breathe deeply, let it go.
- Once you expose your private life, if you give one little bit, the floodgates are open and everyone’s got a free range for you.
- I’ve always had a fascination with cars and racing, not that I’ve ever competed.
- Depending on the season, you’ll find me outdoors doing an activity.
- The best things in life sometimes happen spontaneously.
- The fight training was very extensive, a lot of stretching, a lot of coordination of balance exercises.