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Jason Statham

Jason Statham

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Famous as :

Actor, former diver

Birth Name :

Jason Michael Statham

Birth Date :

September 12, 1967

Birth Place :

London, England, UK

Claim to fame :

As Bacon in movie "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998)

Biography


Broke into acting in such an unconventional way, Jason Statham has really found his path in the film industry through his enactment in action pictures and soared to be one of the most popular actors of the genre by the 21st century, thanks to his past professions which included that of a black market salesman. Born on September 12, 1972 in London, England to a lounge singer and a dressmaker turned dancer who both then ran the business of selling counterfeit products, he grew up following his parents' trail to master the art of "street theater", an euphemism for hustling tourists on London's Oxford Street. In the meantime, this typically shaved bullet-headed guy also developed an interest in sports which thus led him to be an excellent athlete in diving, even was included in the National Diving Squad for 10 years to compete in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic games.

Jason's life began to encounter a turning point when he was spotted by a talent agent specializing in athletes while training London's Crystal Palace National Sport Center by late 1990s. Afterwards became a model for French Connection in either its commercial or print campaigns, he was introduced to British director Guy Ritchie who at that time was working on a film project with this European clothing retailer owner as one of its biggest investors. Sensing that Jason fitted the role of the street con artist he was looking for after learning about the guy's past, Ritchie subsequently cast him to play the role of Bacon in his "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1999). The movie surprisingly was well-received by both critics and audience, therefore catapulted the fledgling actor to public notice and also to his second collaboration with Ritchie in "Snatch" (2000).

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Jason Statham Competed in Diving Event in Newly-Unearthed Video

July 24, 2014 08:17:21 GMT

may be known as a successful action movie star, but once he was left red-faced as he competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. BBC recently shared a clip of the then-young star of "The Transporter" showing off his tonned body as he took a dive at the sports competition.
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'Game of Thrones' Star Ed Skrein to Replace Jason Statham in 'Transporter' Reboot

February 11, 2014 02:04:17 GMT

A lead role in the upcoming "Transporter" reboot has been cast. "" actor is tapped to assume the role of non-nonsense driver Frank Martin who was portrayed by in the first three films.
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'Transporter' Franchise Gets Reboot Without Jason Statham on Lead

February 08, 2014 04:21:37 GMT

The fourth "Transporter" movie is in the works. The Hollywood Reporter learns that this project will be a reboot that is expected to kick off a new trilogy, but will not see reprising his tough guy role as driver/chauffeur Frank Martin.
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Jason Statham Replaces Daniel Craig in 'Layer Cake' Sequel 'Viva La Madness'

November 12, 2013 04:45:59 GMT

With gearing up for "Bond 24", it seems unlikely for him to reprise his role in the upcoming "" sequel. According to Deadline, is set to replace the "" actor in "".
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Jason Statham Takes Down Drug Lord James Franco in 'Homefront' First Trailer

September 13, 2013 02:24:02 GMT

A first trailer of upcoming action thriller "" written by based on Chuck Logan's novel of the same name has just arrived. It follows playing a former DEA agent as he crosses paths with a local drug kingpin portrayed by .
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham NOT Breaking Up

September 04, 2013 04:33:06 GMT

and are still going strong, despite rumors to the contrary. Report suggesting that the runway beauty and her actor beau were taking a break from their three-year relationship is branded "totally false."
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Report: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham Taking Timeout

September 03, 2013 02:37:20 GMT

's romance with her actor beau is reportedly on the rocks. The Daily Mail reports the runway beauty, 26, and the action movie star, 45, are "on a break" from their relationship.
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Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren Beaten Up on 'Expendables 3' Set

August 23, 2013 03:16:39 GMT

A batch of photos taken from the "" filming location in Varna, Bulgaria on Tuesday, August 22, has stormed the web, giving fans looks at the set intended to mimic a Somali shipyard. Seen taking a break in-between the action-heavy sequences were , and , all of whom are original cast members in the franchise.
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Jason Statham Is in Disguise in 'Hummingbird' First Trailer

March 23, 2013 05:34:10 GMT

An international trailer for "Hummingbird" gives a look at as Joey Jones. The trailer opens with Jones being beaten up by some guys and he later breaks into an empty house where he cleans up himself and cuts his long hair to transform into someone else.
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Cher Lloyd Premieres U.S. Version of 'With Ur Love' Music Video

February 15, 2013 08:59:12 GMT

A day after releasing a teaser of her new music video for "With Ur Love", 19-year-old singer and model premiered the full clip on Thursday, February 14. The clip is to support her third U.S. single, following her first hit "Want U Back" which reached no. 12 on Billboard's Hot 100 and sold 2 million copies in the States, and the less successful "Oath" which only managed to reach no. 99 on the singles chart.
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Report: Jason Statham Nabs Villainous Role in 'Fast 7'

February 15, 2013 08:45:38 GMT

"" hasn't even rolled in theaters anywhere, but rumor about its follow up, "Fast 7", already hits the web. Latest report suggests that the seventh installment in the speed action film franchise has already found its villain.
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First 'Parker' Clip: Jennifer Lopez Making Deal With Jason Statham

January 15, 2013 03:46:07 GMT

The first clip for "" has just been dropped via Yahoo! Movies. Instead of showcasing the film's high-octane action scenes, the sneak peek sees a conversation between and at a balcony. The two are making a deal that if J.Lo helps Jason accomplish his dangerous mission, she will get a commission.
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First 'Expendables 2' Clip Highlights Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham

June 30, 2012 03:45:22 GMT

Before heading to the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, "" unleashes its very first clip. Highlighting and , the snippet shows the two actors ziplining down into a jungle before Sly shoots down some bad guys with only one hand. A glimpse at is shown at the end of the clip.
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'Bones' 7.04 Preview: Body in Mailing Boxes

November 18, 2011 09:12:18 GMT

Another gruesome murder case is waiting for Booth and Brennan in an upcoming episode of "". They discover dismembered remains being divided into several mailing boxes, leaving Booth speechless. Still, Tamara can find a positive comment about it as saying, "It's packed very well."
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'Chuck' Actress Yvonne Strahovski to Play Female Lead in 'I, Frankenstein'

November 18, 2011 09:04:31 GMT

"" might have found its leading lady. According to The Hollywood Reporter, is in final talks to play the female lead, who is described as a scientist who works on "reanimating the dead and tricked into working for demons seeking to create an army of the undead."
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T.I. Reveals Potential Titles for His Post-Prison Album

October 19, 2011 06:12:26 GMT

is back to studio in no time after he's released from prison. Beside doing a remix for a number of songs including 's "Sleazy", the Atlanta rapper is also crafting his own new studio effort, and already he has mulled over ideas for a possible title that suits the upcoming CD.
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Jason Statham Denies Replacing Shia LaBeouf in Next 'Transformers' Films

October 19, 2011 05:52:34 GMT

After said on several different occasions that he will not return for the next "Transformers" movies, rumors ran wild that was eyed to replace the Sam Witwicky depicterr. However, the 44-year-old actor whose girlfriend replaced in "" has personally slammed the swirling speculations.
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Jason Statham in Early Talks to Join Next 'Fast and Furious' Movies

October 04, 2011 07:59:54 GMT

might join , and Dwayne "" Johnson in "The Fast and the Furious" movie franchise. According to Twitch, Universal Pictures is currently looking for a new suitable actor for the untitled Fast and Furious 6 and 7 projects, and the studio is now in early talks with the "" actor to star in both forthcoming films.
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Set Pics of 'Parker': Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham Get Close at Balcony

September 21, 2011 04:33:01 GMT

and were seen getting close at Sunshine State highrise balcony on the set of their latest thriller "". The twosome were caught on camera rehearsing the lines for some scenes on the film set in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday, September 20.
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Report: Jason Statham Will Replace Shia LaBeouf in 'Transformers 4'

July 06, 2011 05:52:33 GMT

After the successful debut of "", there are various speculations mentioning that there will be a fourth "" film. In relation to this, a Hollywood insider said the production team is currently looking for a new leading actor and is rumored as the possible replacement to .
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Jake Gyllenhaal Confirms Bathroom Scuffle With Fan

March 14, 2011 03:08:22 GMT

While promoting "" at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 11, got involved in an altercation with a fan in the men's room. The Hollywood hunk confirmed the bathroom scuffle story to Entertainment Weekly the next day on Saturday, March 12.
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Heads Blasted in Red Band Trailer of Jason Statham's 'Blitz'

March 14, 2011 02:44:34 GMT

plays the tough guy again in Lionsgate's action thriller "". With red band attached, second trailer of the pic shows nudity, foul language and merciless killing of police officers. "A word of advice, if you're gonna pick the wrong fight, at least pick the right weapon," Statham's Brant said in the trailer.
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Robert Pattinson and Jason Statham Not in Bar Fight Over Kristen Stewart

November 15, 2010 06:05:23 GMT

A rep for has debunked swirling rumor that the "" actor was entangled in a bar fight with over his rumored lover . And as the rumor mentioned that Jason and Robert had the alleged rift in an L.A. bar, the rep added that Jason isn't in L.A. for a while now.
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Don Cheadle Became the Victim of Racial Profiling

May 11, 2010 07:53:56 GMT

"" star was left fuming after a recent flight from hell - because he insists he was the victim of racial profiling. The "" and "Ocean's Eleven" star was traveling back to Los Angeles from a concert when he encountered rude airline staff who thought he was trying to sneak into first class to sit next to his partner Bridgid Coulter. But he insists he was just asking if the couple could be seated together.
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Organizers Stand by Elton John in Morocco Concert Ban

May 11, 2010 07:02:43 GMT

will perform as scheduled at an upcoming music festival in Morocco after organizers defied calls from the country's Islamic politicians to ban the openly-gay star from the event. The "Rocket Man" found himself at the center of controversy on Friday, May 7 when members of the Islamist Justice and Development Party called for the singer to be dropped from the Mawazine festival line-up - because of his sexuality.
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Robert De Niro Joins Jason Statham in 'Killer Elite'

May 11, 2010 06:56:37 GMT

has added to the star power of a new Australian action thriller, joining Brits and and Lachy Hulme in "The Killer Elite". and actress have also joined the cast of Garry McKendry's film, which has just started shooting in Australia, according to Moviehole.net.
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Jason Statham in Trouble for Taking Crazy Ride

April 22, 2010 03:35:21 GMT

British actor landed in trouble with authorities last weekend after allegedly taking a golf cart for a ride along a main road at the Coachella festival in Indio, California.
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Lacey Brown Axed From 'American Idol' Season 9

March 18, 2010 02:22:49 GMT

Lacey Brown was the first contestant to walk out of "" Top 12 this season. The 24-year-old from Amarillo, Texas stumbled on night when she failed to deliver an impressive version of "Ruby Tuesday". called it "sleepy" while said she over thought things.
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Jason Statham's Action Thriller 'The Mechanic' Gets Promo Trailer

March 17, 2010 09:29:56 GMT

The first look at action movie "" has been made available for viewing pleasure through a brand new promo trailer. While the first half of the snippet gives a preview to who trains in fighting skills, the rest of the video contains a lot of action scenes. A glimpse of raunchy footage is also featured in this snippet.
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