Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and machiavellian characters. His film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated US$1.5 billion in ticket-sales. He competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
About Jason Statham in brief
Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and machiavellian characters. Born in Derbyshire, England, he began practicing kung fu, kickboxing and karate recreationally in his youth while working at local market stalls. Statham’s past professional history working in market stalls inspired his casting in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. The commercial success of these films led him to star as Frank Martin in the Transporter trilogy. He found further commercial success as a part of the ensemble action series The Expendables and the Fast & Furious franchise. His film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated US$1.5 billion in ticket-sales, making him one of the movie industry’s most bankable stars. His career as an actor has been criticized for lacking depth and variety; however, he has also been praised for leading the 2000s and 2010s action movie resurgences. He competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the 10 meter, 3 meter, and 1 meter competitions. He was signed by Tommy Hilfiger, Griffin, and Levis for various modeling contracts during their 1996 springsummer collections. In 1997, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection. He made a few music videos, including \”Comin’ On To the Sun by The Sun in 1993, \”Dream a Little Dream of Me by Erasure in 1994, and Run to the Sun in 1995.
For his role in The French Connection, he was paid £5,000, which helped put him in the public eye. He has also starred in such commercially and critically unsuccessful films as Revolver, Chaos, In the Name of the King by Uwe Boll, 13, Blitz, Killer Elite, Hummingbird and Wild Card. He played Deckard Shaw, in Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious and in the spin-off Fast & Fast Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw which is also his debut and only work as a film co-producer. The movie was released in 1998 and was well received by both critics and audiences, and helped put Statham in the spotlight. He also played the role of a black market salesman in his 1998 crime thriller Lock and Stock, Two smoking Barrels. He starred in The Italian Job, Crank, War, The Bank Job, The Mechanic, Spy and Mechanic: Resurrection, and Revolver: Resurrection in 2005. He was selected by Britain’s national diving team to compete in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. He practiced daily in perfecting his diving techniques, and was a member of Britain’s National Swimming Squad for twelve years. He grew up with football player Vinnie Jones, alongside whom he would later act. He went on to play for the local grammar school, which he had attended since the age of 11, a passion that he shared with diving.