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Jason Statham

Jason Statham, 2007
Born Jason Statham
12 September 1972 (1972-09-12) (age 37)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
.Jason Statham (pronounced /ˈsteɪ θəm/;[1][2] born 12 September 1972)[3] is an English actor and martial artist, known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Revolver; and Snatch.^ Snatch - BLU-RAY Version - 4.0 stars Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels - 4.0 stars Snatch - 3.5 stars Bank Job, The - BLU-RAY Version - 3.5 stars The Bank Job - 3.5 stars 5 lowest-rated films .
  • Jason Statham (The Brazilian Job, The Expendables, Crank 2 - High Voltage and The Bank Job) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When do audiences get to see REVOLVER (a still unreleased Guy Ritchie film)?
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^ Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 11.
  • Jason Statham - Movies 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.filmsandtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Statham appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The Italian Job, as well as playing the lead role in The Transporter, Crank, The Bank Job, War (opposite martial arts star Jet Li), and Death Race.^ Starring in films such as Transporter 1, Transporter 2, Transporter 3, Crank, War, Death Race and The Bank Job called for peak physical fitness, a strict diet, and an intense bodybuilding routine.
  • The Jason Statham Workout » Rod Collins 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.rodcollins.com [Source type: General]

^ Statham also appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The One ...
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^ Statham also appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The Italian Job , as well as playing the lead role in The Transporter , Crank , The Bank Job , Death Race , and War opposite martial arts star Jet Li.
  • Jason Statham Videos - Metacafe 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He normally performs his own fight scenes and stunts.^ Yeah they are not mentally challenging but the fight scenes and stunts are fantastic and Statham has that everyman quality not unlike Bruce Willis.
  • Jason Statham Wants to Play Daredevil, Frank Miller Agrees « FirstShowing.net 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He did his own stunts for The Transporter, including car chases, scuba diving, and bare-knuckle fighting sequences.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Jason Statham - Biography 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.biggeststars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He does his own stunts AND his own acting scenes, and doesn’t suck at either without looking like he’s trying too hard.
  • Jason Statham: an action hero for our time? - Cult TV, Movies, Games and Comics - Den of Geek 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Early life

.Statham was born in Sydenham, London,[5][6] the son of a lounge singer and dressmaker-turned-dancer.^ As the second son of a lounge singer and a dressmaker-turned-dancer, it seemed as if Statham was destined for a career in entertainment.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Statham was born in Sydenham, London, the second son of a lounge singer and dressmaker-turned-dancer who ran a black market operation.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ My son Jude just turned 3 months old and I'm still as terrified as the day he was born.
  • ALICE OSWALT vs. JASON STATHAM - Patton Oswalt's MySpace Blog | 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He later moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and grew up initially following in his parents' footsteps to master the art of street theatre.^ He grew up, initially, following his parents' trail to master the art of street theatre.
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^ Statham was born in 1972 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire and later moved to London, and then Great Yarmouth, where the family business was running a bathroom stall.
  • Jason Statham - SideReel 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Growing up, he even learned and eventually mastered the art of street theater, more commonly known as hustling tourists in Londons Oxford Street district.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.He also played football for the local grammar school (1978–83), but his real passion was diving - in particular, he finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992.[7] He was also a member of Britain's National Diving Squad for twelve years.^ Jason played football for the local Grammar school (1978-83) but his real passion was diving.
  • Jason Statham - SideReel 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You finished 12th in the diving World Championships when you were younger.
  • Jason Statham | Sports and Action | Exercise Videos | Men's Fitness Magazine UK 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.mensfitness.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Statham developed an interest in sports, diving in particular, which led him to become an excellent athlete in the sport; he finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992 and he was also a member of Britain's National Diving Squad for twelve years.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.Statham's life in media began when he was spotted by a talent agent specialising in athletes while training at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.^ Statham's life in media began when he was spotted by a talent agent specialising in athletes while training at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Statham's life in media began when he was spotted by a talent agent specializing in athletes while training at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
  • Jason Statham - SideReel 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While training at the famed Crystal Palace National Sport Center in London, film crews and photographers pursued him as new talent for commercials and print campaigns.
  • Jason Statham Interview, The Bank Job - MoviesOnline 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Afterwards, he became a model for the clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger.^ Afterwards, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection where he was introduced to then-fledgling British director Guy Ritchie.
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^ Soon after, he landed a modeling gig in an advertising campaign for the clothing retail brand French Connection.
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.Statham is an expert of martial art kickboxing.^ Well trained in Mixed Martial Arts and is an expert in Kickboxing.

^ It's a film that Statham, famed for his on-screen martial-arts prowess ever since The Transporter, "almost doesn't have to throw a punch in," he says, happily.
  • Jason Stratham: Man of action can also act - OrlandoSentinel.com 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.orlandosentinel.com [Source type: General]

^ Gun-fu, martial arts, or car-fu, Jason Statham has become the action movie star of the 2000s and a karate guy without peer.
  • Jason Statham: an action hero for our time? - Cult TV, Movies, Games and Comics - Den of Geek 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Career

.While working for French Connection, he was introduced to fledgling British director Guy Ritchie[8] who was developing a film project and needed to fill the role of a street-wise con artist.^ Jason had a meeting with the director, Guy Ritchie, who gave him a role.
  • Jason Statham Interview, The Bank Job - MoviesOnline 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ritchie was working on a film project and needed to fill the role of a street-wise con artist.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Afterwards, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection where he was introduced to then-fledgling British director Guy Ritchie.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.After learning about Statham's past, Ritchie cast him to play the role of "Bacon" in Ritchie's breakout 1998 hit, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.^ Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) .
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^ Ritchie immediately signed on Statham as part of the lead ensemble for that film: 1998's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
  • Jason Statham DVDs, Jason Statham DVD Rentals, Rent Jason Statham Movies at Netflix Today 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ Maybe it is because I was introduced to him by the greatness that is Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Snatch and have him slotted.

[9] .The movie was well received by both critics and audiences, which helped catapult the unknown actor into the public eye.^ After learning about Statham's past, Ritchie cast him to play the role of Bacon in Ritchie's breakout 1998 hit, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.The movie was well received by both critics and audiences, which helped catapult the unknown actor into the public eye.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Please name Ben Affeck's movies that received critical acclaim.
  • Jason Statham Wants to Play Daredevil, Frank Miller Agrees « FirstShowing.net 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Great to see a British actor doing so well in Action movies.

.Statham's second collaboration with Ritchie came in the 2000 film Snatch.^ Statham's second collaboration with Ritchie came in the 2000 film Snatch.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ The star first came to prominence in the Guy Ritchie films Lock, Stock and Three Smoking Barrels and Snatch.
  • The Jason Statham Workout » Rod Collins 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.rodcollins.com [Source type: General]

^ Revolver is Jason’s third film with Guy Ritchie after the massively successful Lock, Stock… and Snatch (2000), in which he co-starred alongside Brad Pitt and Benicio del Toro.
  • Jason Statham | IONCINEMA.COM 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.ioncinema.com [Source type: General]

[10] .Cast alongside popular actors Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio del Toro, and with the movie earning more than $80 million in box-office revenues, Statham was able to break into Hollywood and appeared in two movies in 2001: Ghosts of Mars and The One.^ Snatch eventually earned more than $80 million in the box office, and made Statham a familiar face in the big screen.
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  • Jason Statham - Biography 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.biggeststars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of j stathams movies tank at the box office.
  • BD Horror News - Jason Statham Wants to Play 'The Crow'? 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.bloody-disgusting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: Will it be more over the top than the first one?
  • JASON STATHAM MAKES HEADY TURNS IN REVOLVER 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC guey.el.net [Source type: Original source]

.Statham was offered more film roles and in 2002 was cast as the lead role of driver Frank Martin in the action movie The Transporter, in which his background in martial arts enabled him to do most of his own stunts.^ Statham, but he's relegated his own career to B action movies.
  • FARK.com: (3846605) Death Race star Jason Statham is... Daredevil? 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Statham was offered more film roles, and in 2002 was cast as the lead role of driver Frank Martin in the action movie The Transporter.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Transporter is a great action movie.
  • Jason Statham vs. The Rock - CHUD Forums 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .A sequel, Transporter 2, followed in 2005[10] and a third Transporter film was released in 2008. He also appeared in supporting roles in The Italian Job (2003) (in which he played Handsome Rob)[10] and Cellular (2004),[10] and had a cameo in Collateral before taking the lead role in Crank (2006).^ He also appeared in supporting roles in The Italian Job (2003) (in which he also played a driver) and Cellular (2004), and had a cameo in Collateral before taking the lead role in Crank (2006).Statham compares his role in Crank to his real life in the September 2006 issue of Maxim Magazine In 2005, Statham was once again cast by Ritchie to star in his new project, Revolver, and also starred in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which was released in the U.S. in 2008.
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^ A sequel, Transporter 2, followed in 2005.
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^ He followed up with a co-starring role in the successful remake of "The Italian Job" (2003).

[10] .Statham compares his role in Crank to his real life in the September 2006 issue of Maxim.^ He also appeared in supporting roles in The Italian Job (2003) (in which he also played a driver) and Cellular (2004), and had a cameo in Collateral before taking the lead role in Crank (2006).Statham compares his role in Crank to his real life in the September 2006 issue of Maxim Magazine In 2005, Statham was once again cast by Ritchie to star in his new project, Revolver, and also starred in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which was released in the U.S. in 2008.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ I can actually see Jason Statham playing Brando’s role of Sky Masterson… imagining him singing that part is a whole different issue.
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^ Maybe in real Life...he is diffrent compare to the way he has to act on seen.
  • Jason Statham Has Trouble Living Out of Peril - Socialite Life 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2005, Statham was once again cast by Ritchie to star in his new project, Revolver.^ Not only did he get the role of Bacon, but he has since starred in "Snatch" and the upcoming "Revolver" with Ritchie, a close friend whom Statham calls "a god of a director."
  • FOXNews.com - 'Transporter 2' Actor Is Modern James Bond - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ He also appeared in supporting roles in The Italian Job (2003) (in which he also played a driver) and Cellular (2004), and had a cameo in Collateral before taking the lead role in Crank (2006).Statham compares his role in Crank to his real life in the September 2006 issue of Maxim Magazine In 2005, Statham was once again cast by Ritchie to star in his new project, Revolver, and also starred in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which was released in the U.S. in 2008.
  • Jason Statham - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Making of Death Race Video Below you can checkout a very cool making of video for Death Race the new remake which stars Jason Statham.
  • Jason Statham Movies & News 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His most recent releases were the films In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Transporter 3 and Crank: High Voltage.^ Q: With this film and also “In the Name of the King,” you’re playing kind of a family man, in different eras, but you’re a father and a husband.
  • Jason Statham Interview, The Bank Job - MoviesOnline 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Schwerter des Knigs - Dungeon Siege (Premium Edition, 2 DVDs + Audio-CD) Release Date: 25.
  • DVD, Blu-Ray und mehr zu Jason Statham 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.moviemaze.de [Source type: General]

^ Crank: High Voltage is in theaters now.
  • Brandon Trost Cranks It Up with Canon | MovieMaker Magazine 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.moviemaker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Statham in 2006
.In 2008, American film critic Armond White hailed Statham's ascension as the leading international action film star.^ Is Jason Statham the last action star?
  • Cut To The Chase | Movies | EW.com 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jason Statham will star in the $40 million action thriller “The Killer Elite,” based on Ranulph Fiennes‘ bestseller “The Feathermen“, reports Variety.
  • Jason Statham // Current 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's a good thing action star Jason Statham likes to do his own stunts, because he definitely doesn't need a body double.
  • Jason Statham | TMZ.com 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On the occasion of Death Race, White championed Statham's "best track record of any contemporary movie star."^ Add Death Race Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star Rate not interested Jason Statham stars in this futuristic thriller as Jensen Ames, an ex-con turned speedway champion who's framed for a grisly murder and forced to compete in a grueling three-day televised car race against his fellow inmates.
  • Jason Statham DVDs, Jason Statham DVD Rentals, Rent Jason Statham Movies at Netflix Today 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ But Statham is enjoying an extended spotlight; besides " Revolver ," he fought Jet Li in " War ," stars in Uwe Boll's " In the Name of the King " and will soon be seen this year in both " The Bank Job " and " Death Race ."
  • JASON STATHAM MAKES HEADY TURNS IN REVOLVER 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC guey.el.net [Source type: Original source]

^ For someone who stars in action-packed films like Transporter and Death Race , it’s rather laughable that Jason Statham avoided ex-girlfriend Kelly Brook at an awards ceremony.
  • Jason Statham | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

[11] .Later in 2008, White praised Statham's Transporter 3 as a great example of kinetic pop art.^ Posted to Jason Statham , Shirtless Credit: Mike; Photos: Fame Pictures 37 Comments » Thu, 30 October 2008 Jason Statham is Transporter 3 Shirtless .
  • Jason Statham | Just Jared 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC justjared.buzznet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ IGNFF: A great example is that scene with Seth in the car STATHAM: The scene where we were trying to rid [the cable lady] of the cable truck, where he was mocking me in the car, that was all completely ad-libbed.
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^ Later in the year Statham hit theaters in "Transporter 3," which found his package deliverer relocating to Paris.

Statham is currently developing The Grabbers, written by David Peoples and Janet Peoples (Twelve Monkeys). .Statham stated “We’ve got a movie we’re trying to do, written by David Peoples and Janet Peoples, in the vein of an old film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.^ The Rock is known for some crappy movies, Statham is a face people recognize from being in great action movies.
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^ "People say *theres no story!* those are the people i'd like to see as extras in a Statham movie" < genius .
  • Why Jason Statham is the planet’s purest action star - Den of Geek 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Much as I do with Dwayne Johnson, I have a deal with Jason Statham -- not with Dwayne Johnson or Jason Statham as people, but rather with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as brands : If you are in a movie , I say as part of this deal, I will give it a chance.
  • redblog: Transporter 3 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC blog.redbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It’s not a remake or anything, but it’s a little bit like that, about relationships and how greed contaminates the relationships these three people have.^ But it’s a little bit like that – about relationships and how greed contaminates the relationships these three people have.
  • Exclusive: Statham Set For The Grabbers? 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: General]

^ To go and do that - balls to the wall - with no worries about trying to tone anything down, or to try to make it believable, you know, it's just like a video game.
  • ROTTEN TOMATOES: RT Interview: Jason Statham Chats Death Race, Crank 2 and The Sweeney 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com.edgesuite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its not a great dramatic piece but theres a little bit there that, but you still want to know that people can listen to the right delivery and move on when its necessary."
  • Jason Statham Crank Interview 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.girl.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The working title is The Grabbers."^ The working title is The Grabbers.” Ah – something might have to be done about that title, as it’s a) a bit rubbish and b) sounds a bit rude.
  • Exclusive: Statham Set For The Grabbers? 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: General]

[12]
.He will also star in the action film, The Killer Elite.^ Jason Statham will star in the $40 million action thriller “The Killer Elite,” based on Ranulph Fiennes‘ bestseller “The Feathermen“, reports Variety.
  • Jason Statham // Current 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since then, he's proven himself to be quite an action star with films like " The Transporter " and " Crank ," where he has also displayed some serious acting ability as well.
  • JASON STATHAM MAKES HEADY TURNS IN REVOLVER 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC guey.el.net [Source type: Original source]

^ From Paris With Love - Trailer 2 01/05/2010 by Todd Second trailer for the action film, From Paris With Love, starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
  • Jason Statham on Death Race & Transporter 3 - CraveOnline.com 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.craveonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Jason Statham is Frank Martin once again - CraveOnline.com 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.craveonline.com [Source type: General]

.According to Variety the film will be based on real events, which were the subject of Ranulph Fiennes' book The Feathermen.^ Jason Statham will star in the $40 million action thriller “The Killer Elite,” based on Ranulph Fiennes‘ bestseller “The Feathermen“, reports Variety.
  • Jason Statham // Current 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Variety says that the book was based on “real events” and, if true, I have to say that the whole “world’s greatest adventurer thing” sounds legit.
  • Collider 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Variety, the iconic Sylvester Stallone will join Jason Statham (who is apparently in every other film these days) and Jet Li in "The Expendables."
  • jason statham » MTV Movies Blog 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Statham will play a former Navy SEAL who comes out of retirement in order to save an old friend who will be played by Clive Owen.^ Statham will play a former Navy Seal who is forced out of retirement to save his closest friend.
  • Collider 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Statham is set to play a former SAS who is forced out of retirement to save his closest friend.
  • Jason Statham - FilmoFilia 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.filmofilia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The following routine is brutal which is hardly surprising as his trainer is Logan Hood a former Navy Seal who now runs Epoch Training.
  • The Jason Statham Workout » Rod Collins 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.rodcollins.com [Source type: General]

Personal life

Statham is unmarried, but was in a seven year relationship with model Kelly Brook until 2004.[13][14]
.Statham is also a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA) and has attended many PPV events.^ So mixed martial arts?
  • News: Jason Statham on The Bank Job! | Latino Review 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: General]

^ And that he would be thrilled to be one of those modern gladiators in Ultimate Fighting Competition, which stages mixed-martial arts matches that leave fighters bloodied and broken.
  • Jason Statham: 'I want to be Daredevil.' | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well trained in Mixed Martial Arts and is an expert in Kickboxing.

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Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Bacon
2000 Snatch Turkish
Turn It Up Mr. B
2001 Ghosts of Mars Sgt. Jericho Butler
The One MVA Agent Evan Funsch first time partnered with Jet Li
Mean Machine Monk
2002 Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance Narrator
The Transporter Frank Martin
2003 The Italian Job Handsome Rob
2004 Collateral Frank Martin (presumed) Cameo appearance
Cellular Ethan Greer
2005 Transporter 2 Frank Martin
Revolver Jake Green
London Bateman
2006 Chaos Det. Quentin Conners
The Pink Panther Yves Gluant Uncredited role
Crank Chev Chelios
2007 War FBI Agent John Crawford second time partnered with Jet Li
2008 The Bank Job Terry Leather
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Farmer Daimon
Death Race Jensen "Frankenstein" Ames
Transporter 3 Frank Martin
2009 Crank: High Voltage Chev Chelios
Truth In 24 Narrator
2010 13 Jasper post-production
The Expendables Lee Christmas third time partnered with Jet Li
Blitz pre-production
Pretty, Baby, Machine Pretty Boy Floyd (rumored) pre-production
The Mechanic filming[15]
2011 The Brazilian Job Handsome Rob

Box office performance

.Since 1998, Statham has appeared in over twenty films.^ IMDB trivia on Jason Statham: "Has appeared in three different films in which his character gets attacked with an axe, The Transporter (2002), Transporter 2 (2005) and War (2007)."
  • GAY-THAM FOR STATHAM - Patton Oswalt's MySpace Blog | 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Several have been box office hits, such as Snatch and The Bank Job.^ The heist flick The Bank Job hits theaters March 7th starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows .

.He has starred in two sets of film series, The Transporter and Crank.^ I hope Jason Statham has nothing to do with the film industry ever again, I mean c'mon, he's a shitty fucking actor who stars in terrible action flicks like The Transporter and Crank.
  • Jason Statham Wants to Play Daredevil, Frank Miller Agrees « FirstShowing.net 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He's currently filming Crank 2: High Voltage and Transporter 3, both series which he is most famous for.
  • Lists & Guides tagged with jason statham 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The films he has been in have grossed a total of more than $1 billion USD at the box office, with the highest individual film being Transporter 3.^ Bringing back Statham's Frank Martin from the earlier Transporter films, you do not expect Transporter 3 to have a complex plot any more than you expect a tin roof barbecue shack to have an amusing wine list; in both cases, dig in and enjoy.
  • redblog: Transporter 3 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC blog.redbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Films now showing Cinema search Coming soon Reviews Box-office News Features Film websites Forums .

^ Girl-on-girl fighting proved a little more profitable at the box office than boy-on-boy.
  • Jason Statham | Lucas Oil Presents MavTV's The Works 12 January 2010 8:45 UTC mavtv.com [Source type: General]

Video game voice-overs

Video game Year Character
Red Faction II 2002 Shrike
Call of Duty 2003 Sgt. Waters

References

  1. ^ BBC "Jason Statham interview" (video). BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/bbci/new_bbci/?video3 BBC. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Jason Statham interview on ROVE (live in studio) - Bank Job" (video). Australia: Rove. 13 July 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aE9RKm3viE. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Statham, Jason". British Film Institute. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/784287. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  4. ^ Endelman, Michael (1 September 2006). "Five Things You Should Know About Jason Statham". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1516061,00.html. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  5. ^ Iley, Chrissy (5 October 2008). "Jason Statham, last action hero". London: The Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article4860979.ece. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  6. ^ Barlow, Helen (13 July 2008). "All action". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/news/film/all-action/2008/07/12/1215658193266.html. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  7. ^ Interview with Jason Statham
  8. ^ Jason Statham at askmen.com
  9. ^ Jason Statham at Filmbug
  10. ^ a b c d e f Jason Statham at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ http:www.nypress.com/article-19048-transcendent-thrill-drive.html
  12. ^ Sampson, Thomas (2008-09-17). "Jason Statham up for The Grabbers". The Hollywood News. http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/artman2/publish/movie_news/Jason-Statham-up-for-The-Grabbers-26170908.php. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  13. ^ Nashawaty, By Chris (24 August 2007). "Cut To The Chase". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20053079,00.html. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  14. ^ Day, Elizabeth (1 November 2009). "Kelly Brook". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/nov/01/kelly-brook-interview-elizabeth-day. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  15. ^ New Orleans film shoot to disrupt traffic on Convention Center Boulevard

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