Jason Statham, born 26 July 1967 is an English actor.He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000), and Revolver (2005). He has also appeared in films such as the action thriller The Transporter trilogy (2002–08), the heist film The Italian Job (2003), the black comedy/action film Crank (2006), the action film War (2007), the science fiction action thriller Death Race (2008), the crime film The Bank Job (2008), and the action series The Expendables (2010–2014). In 2015, Statham starred in the latest entry in the The Fast and the Furious franchise, Furious 7.
|2017||Fast 8||Deckard Shaw||Filming|
|2016||Mechanic: Resurrection||Arthur Bishop||Post-production|
|2015||Wild Card||Nick Wild|
|2015||Furious 7||Deckard Shaw|
|2014||The Expendables 3||Lee Christmas|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Deckard Shaw||Cameo appearance|
|2013||Hummingbird||Joey Jones||Released as Redemption in the U.S. and Crazy Joe in France.|
|2012||The Expendables 2||Lee Christmas|
|2011||The Mechanic||Arthur Bishop|
|2011||Gnomeo & Juliet||Tybalt||Voice Only|
|2011||Blitz||Detective Sergeant Tom Bran|
|2011||Killer Elite||Danny Bryce|
|2010||The Expendables||Lee Christmas|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||Chev Chelios|
|2008||The Bank Job||Terry Leather|
|2008||In the Name of the King||Farmer Daimon|
|2008||Death Race||Jensen Garner "Frankenstein" Ames|
|2008||Transporter 3||Frank Martin|
|2007||War||FBI Agent John Crawford|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Yves Gluant||Uncredited|
|2005||Transporter 2||Frank Martin|
|2005||Chaos||Detective Quentin Conners|
|2004||Collateral||Airport man||Cameo appearance|
|2003||The Italian Job||Handsome Rob|
|2002||The Transporter||Frank Martin|
|2001||Ghost of Mars||Sergeant Jericho Butler|
|2001||The One||MVA Agent Evan Funsch|
|2000||Turn It Up||Mr. B|
|1998||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||Bacon|
|2015||Sniper X with Jason Statham||Team Leader||Tablet game Mobile game|
|2003||Call of Duty||Sergeant Waters|
|2002||Red Faction II||Shrike|
|1993||The Shamen||"Comin' On"||Background Dancer|
|1994||Erasure||"Run to the Sun"||Background Dancer|
|2016||Nominated Critics Award||Best Actor in a Comedy Spy (2015)|
|2015||Nominated Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie : Villain Furious Seven (2015)|
|2006||Won WFCC Award||Most Offensive Male Character Crank (2006)|
Jason Statham, the actor, has criticised his contemporaries who slip on a dyad of tights and a cape and ‘become a superhero’ without doing any of their own stunts.
He verbalized he found it hard to take earnestly the actors who do not "get stuck in” and plenarily immersed in the role they have taken on.
Statham, 48, who is famed for playing action heroes in mid budget movies, verbally expressed he greatly revered actors such as Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger but was increasingly frustrated by the number of adolescent upstarts whom he considers phoney.
"They are not doing what they're supposed to be doing," he told the Guardian.
"I'm inspired by the people who could do their own work. Bruce Lee never had stunt doubles and fight doubles, or Jackie Chan or Jet Li. I've been in action movies where there is a face replacement and I'm fighting with a double, and it's embarrassing.
"But if you really are an aficionado of action movies, you know who's doing what and who ain't. To me it's a little bit sad."
He added: "You slip on a cape and you put on the tights and you become a superhero?
They're not doing anything! They're just sitting in their trailer. It's absolutely, 100 per cent created by stunt doubles and green screen. How can I get excited about that?"
He’s always up to something incredible, and Jason Statham is in top form in the new preview trailer for his movie "Mechanic: Resurrection.”
Also starring Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Natalie Burn, the action-packed sequel is slated to hit theaters on August 26th, 2016.
Synopsis "After the demise of his partner turned enemy Steve McKenna (Ben Foster), Arthur Bishop (Statham) who narrowly escaped from Steve's murder attempt on him retires his status as a contract killer. But when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life, he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents."
Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, the son of Eileen, a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street seller and lounge singer. He moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he initially chose not to follow his father's career working the local market stalls, instead practicing martial arts.He grew up with football player Vinnie Jones , alongside whom he would later act. Jones introduced him to football , and Statham went on to play for the local grammar school (1978–1983), which he had attended since the age of 11, a passion that he shared with diving. He practiced daily in perfecting his diving techniques, and was a member of Britain's National Diving Squad for twelve years. Statham competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
Statham's life in the media began when he was spotted by the agency Sports Promotions specialising in sports modelling while he was training at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Afterwards, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection. A spokesperson for the high street clothing chain said: "We chose Jason because we wanted our model to look like a normal guy. His look is just right for now: very masculine and not too male-modelly." However, he was still forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a street seller to make ends meet, selling "fake perfume and jewellery on street corners" according to Statham. He made small appearances in a few music videos including "Comin' On Strong" by The Shamen in 1993, "Run to the Sun" by Erasure in 1994 and "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by The Beautiful South in 1995.
" You ain't ever gonna get an Academy Award for doing Crank (2006) and you certainly won't for doing all the other movies I've done. ”
" [on being directed by Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables (2010)] He is someone that you have to respect and with that he runs a very relaxed set. ”
" [on preparing for action roles] I go to this gym full of stunt men. There aren't any TVs or treadmills there. This is a spit-and-sawdust kind of place. It has a lot of great training aids - trampolines and bags and every weapon ever invented to do harm to a human being. If you want to know how to throw a knife it's great. ”
" Growing up where I did, you met a lot of colorful characters whose business was on the other side of the law, or more likely you didn't know what they were up to, and you never would. So playing those kinds of characters now, I can draw on that. The rest of it, you can practice or learn from books. But mostly, I draw from my experiences. That's all I have, you know. ”
" You see a lot of action films, and it's almost (like) you can't tell who's doing what. It's chopped up so much, you just see a fist, a leg - it's all driven by the sound, boom, pow, boom. You wouldn't know what was happening otherwise. The people who inspired me growing up, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, that's the real deal. You see them, the camera's way back, there aren't a lot of cuts - you feel like you're really in there. Today, there's so much technology and green-screen and CGI, you can turn your grandma into an action star. But people are getting wise to that, I think. There's no substitute for the real thing. ”
" [on performing in action movies] I've spent all those years learning how to do certain skills, and then that competitive spirit kicks in and you want to do the stunts. Basically, it's the the male competitive ego at work. ”
" [2007, on filming Death Race (2008) in Canada] The whole time I was up there I never had one beer. It was four months. I was training every day. You know you do the best you can do. If I'm no good in the movie, that's my fault. It's not because it was eight tequila shots and a bunch of people I shouldn't have been with. ”
|The Transporter (2002)||$750,000|
|The Italian Job (2003)||$450,000|