Statham in August 2014
26 July 1967|
Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England
|Residence||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, film producer|
|Partner(s)||Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (2010–present; engaged)|
|Event(s)||Diving (10 m, 3 m, 1 m)|
|Sports achievements and titles|
|Commonwealth finals||1990 Auckland Games|
Jason Statham (//; born 26 July 1967) is an English actor and film producer. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and machiavellian characters. Throughout his film career, Statham has regularly performed his own stage combat and stunts.
Born in Derbyshire, England, he began practicing kung fu, kickboxing and karate recreationally in his youth while working at local market stalls. An avid footballer and diver, he was selected by Britain's national diving team to compete in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Shortly after, he was asked to model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levis in various advertising campaigns. Statham's past professional history working in market stalls inspired his casting in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).
The commercial success of these films led him to star as Frank Martin in The Transporter trilogy (2002–08). After starring in a variety of heist and thriller films such as The Italian Job (2003), Crank (2006), War (2007), The Bank Job (2008), The Mechanic (2011), Spy (2015), and Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), he established himself as a leading actor in Hollywood. He would find further commercial success in the action series The Expendables (2010–14) and the Fast and the Furious franchise. His character in the latter, Deckard Shaw, would be featured in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and more recently is set to reprise in a spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw (2019).
His career as an actor and producer has been criticized for lacking depth and variety, however he has also been praised for leading the 2000s and 2010s action movie resurgences. According to a BBC News report, his film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated US$1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) in ticket-sales, making him one of the movie industry's most bankable stars.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Public image
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Jason Statham was born on 26 July 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, the son of Eileen (née Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street seller. His father also worked odd jobs as a house painter, coal miner, and singer in the Canary Islands. He moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he initially chose not to follow his father's career working the local market stalls, instead practising 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 Swimming Squad for twelve years. Statham competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the 10 meter, 3 meter, and 1 meter competitions. He said in a 2003 IGN interview that his time with the national squad was "a great experience" and one that "teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble".
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. He was also signed by Tommy Hilfiger, Griffin, and Levis for various modeling contracts during their 1996 spring/summer collections. In 1997, 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" 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.
Rise to prominence: 2000–2010
While working as a model for French Connection, he was introduced to fledgling British director Guy Ritchie who was developing a film project and needed to fill the role of a street-wise con artist. After learning about Statham's past as a black market salesman, Ritchie cast him to play the role of "Bacon" in his 1998 crime comedy thriller Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The movie was well received by both critics and audiences, and helped put Statham in the public eye. For his role in the film he was paid £5,000 ($6,937). Statham's second collaboration with Ritchie came in the 2000 film Snatch, playing the role of "Turkish". Cast alongside popular actors Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina, and Benicio del Toro, and with the movie earning more than $80 million in box-office revenue. For his role in Snatch, he was paid £15,000 ($20,760), nearly 3 times the amount of his first film. Statham was able to break into Hollywood and appeared in two movies in 2001: the science fiction action horror film Ghosts of Mars and the science fiction martial arts action film The One.
Statham was offered more film roles, and in 2002 he was cast as the lead role of driver Frank Martin in the action movie The Transporter, in which he was responsible for his own stunts (Statham has made this choice for all of his films). He has studied Wing Chun kung fu, karate, and kickboxing. The film spawned two sequels, Transporter 2 (2005) and Transporter 3 (2008). He also played supporting roles in Mean Machine (2002), The Italian Job (2003), and Cellular (2004) in which he played the lead villain.
In 2005, Statham was once again cast by Ritchie to star in his new project, Revolver, which was a critical and box office failure. He played a dramatic role in the independent film London in 2006. That same year he played the lead role in the action film Crank. Statham was asked to promote Crank during the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con Convention. In 2008, Statham starred in the British crime thriller The Bank Job and Death Race, a remake of Death Race 2000 (1975). American film critic Armond White hailed Statham's ascension as an action film star. On the occasion of Death Race, White championed Statham's "best track record of any contemporary movie star." Later in 2008, White praised Statham's Transporter 3 as a great example of kinetic pop art. Chris Hewitt of Empire Magazine, noted the film as "a dour, drab affair", but credit the film with "establishing Statham as a new action hero, as at ease with gruff one-liners as he was with Jackie Chan-esque high-kicking".
In 2009, Statham started to develop a new movie written by David Peoples and Janet Peoples. 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. 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. The working title is The Grabbers." He reprised his role as Chev Chelios in the 2009 sequel Crank: High Voltage. In 2010, Statham appeared alongside fellow action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Mickey Rourke, among others in The Expendables. Statham plays Lee Christmas, a former SAS soldier and expert at close quarters combat using knives.
Commercial expansion: 2011–2015
In his first film of 2011, Statham starred in the remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film, The Mechanic, as Arthur Bishop. A theatrical trailer depicting Statham's character "shooting a man's head off" was banned from circulation by the Advertising Standards Authority for showing excessive violence. His role in The Mechanic was positively revived by the critics both in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Guardian praised his performance as possessing a "now-customary efficiency" in attaining "an entertaining hitman thriller". The New York Times noted Statham as "sleek as a bullet"; and the film "a more powerful recharge" of the original. UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph hailed Statham as "England's best export to action movies in just about forever, a businesslike brute with gentlemanly soul." He returned to British film by starring in the police drama Blitz as Detective Sergeant Tom Brant. The film received mixed reviews with Cath Clake of The Guardian reviewing it as "not half bad" and "oddly entertaining". He then was cast in the action film Killer Elite. The film was based on real events, which were the subject of Sir Ranulph Fiennes' fictional novel The Feather Men. Statham played an assassin named Danny who comes out of retirement to save an old friend, played by Robert De Niro. The film grossed returned a negative budget, and was panned by the critics.
In August 2011, he began filming Parker for director Taylor Hackford; the film was released in January 2013. Statham played Parker, the criminal antihero previously played by Mel Gibson in 1999's Payback and by Lee Marvin in 1967's Point Blank (though their characters were given different surnames). A. O. Scott of The New York Times said of the actor in the film: "[Statham], who seems to be made entirely of muscle and scar tissue, is comfortable with his limitations as an actor. His Parker, in any case, is more of an axiom than a fully rounded human being." A 2012 BBC News report estimated that his ten-year film career to date (2002 to 2012) yielded over one billion dollars in the box office, making him one of the industry's most bankable stars. He was signed on to reprise his role as Lee Christmas in The Expendables 2 in 2012.
In 2013, Statham had a cameo appearance at the end of Fast & Furious 6 as the brother of the film's antagonist Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). He reprised the character, this time as the main antagonist, in Furious 7, which was released in April 2015. He also starred opposite James Franco in the thriller Homefront, and headlined the British thriller Hummingbird. The latter film was praised by critics for pushing Statham's acting capabilities to new heights. His "attempt to develop his 'brand' by trying more adventurous parts" noted by The Guardian's Mark Kermode, "[broadened] his dramatic palette". Statham made a cameo in the 2014 music video Summer of Calvin Harris as one of the car racers. In 2014, he returned as Lee Christmas in The Expendables 3. Although critically panned, the film would go on to gross $215 million against a $90 million budget.
In 2015, appeared in the action comedy Spy alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne. The film, a commercial success, was praised for showcasing Statham's comedic side in contrast to his more serious roles. According to an article by Empire magaizne, a Spy 2 was development in late 2015, with more screen time dedicated for Statham's character, Rick Ford. He was nominated for the Critic's Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his role in Spy.
Statham was offered a three-film contract to reboot The Transporter series in late 2015, but turned it down because he was not given the script before the signing date and unhappy with its compensation package. According to an article by The Guardian, Statham expressed interest in playing James Bond in the upcoming Spectre film. Its author, Steve Rose noted that "there was no doubt Statham can walk the Bond walk. And talking his talk can hardly be an issue with a character whose accent has fluctuated between Sean Connery’s Scottish brogue and Timothy Dalton’s Welsh." After the interview there were multiple calls from critics and the public to instate him as James Bond in a future film.
Continued success: 2016–present
The sequel to his 2011 film, The Mechanic was scheduled for production in late 2016 and announced to open as Mechanic: Resurrection. The film went on to become highly commercially successfully in international film markets grossing $109.4 million worldwide. According to Forbes Magazine, the film was Statham's "seventh-biggest earner" and most commercially successful solo film venture of his career.
In February 2017, he starred alongside Gal Gadot in a 30-second super bowl advertisement for Wix.com during Super Bowl LI. CNET reported that the advertisement reached 22 million user impressions. Statham was asked to re-join the Fast and the Furious franchise once more in 2016. The Fate of the Furious was released in April 2017 to commercial success. While the movie overall revived mixed review, Statham was noted for his comedic timing and on-screen chemistry with contemporaries. The film would go on to be the third highest-grossing film of 2017 and the 12th highest-grossing film of all time. Shortly after it release it was announced that a spin-off of the franchise, focusing on Statham's and Dwayne Johnson's characters, was in the process of being scripted. Hobbes and Shaw is scheduled for release in July 2019.
Statham played the lead, former Naval captain Jonas Taylor, in the 2018 action-horror film The Meg, which was released on August 10. In order to prepare for scenes wherein he swims in shark-infested waters, Statham swam with bull sharks in Fiji. Spy 2 was confirmed on February 15, 2018.
A large exposé by The Guardian, noted his character contributions to his industry and film niche as "tough [and] uncompromising". Most critics note his presence in a film as "defining feature" that signals to movie-goers content. The same exposé commented: "you know what you’re getting with a Jason Statham film. He will beat people up. He will crash cars. He will do an unconvincing American accent." Statham's impact on the action-thriller genre has been seen as a replacement of the same undertaken by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean-Claude Van Damme during their run as headliners–mostly through the 1980s. Statham himself cites Stallone, Bruce Lee, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and Clint Eastwood as his inspirations.
An article by Times Higher Education, reported that Manchester University Press commissioned an academic study analyzing the impact Jason Statham has had on the British and American film industries from his debut in 1998 to 2018. According to the article, professors Steven Gerrard and Robert Shail are looking to show "the changing face of British cinematic masculinity" into "one that embraces cinema across a wide range of projects, but one that also uses cross-textual media in his output".
Influence in popular media
In the comic book series Ultimate Spider-Man, that series' version of the villain Vulture was rendered by artist Mark Bagley to resemble actor Statham, as per writer Brian Michael Bendis' instructions.
Since 2010, he has been dating model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. They announced their engagement on 10 January 2016. In February 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child. They welcomed their son, Jack Oscar Statham, on 24 June 2017. Statham resides with his family in Beverly Hills, California. He enjoys wakeboarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, and rock climbing.
While filming on location in Varna, Bulgaria for The Expendables 3, it was reported that Statham drove off the road in a truck due to a brake malfunction into the Black Sea. In a 2015 interview with Vanity Fair, Statham advocated for stunt performers to be given their own category at the Oscars citing it as "overlooked", later commenting that "nobody is giving them any credibility."
Awards and nominations
|2015||Spy||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actor in a Comedy||Nominated|||
|2015||Furious 7||Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie: Villain||Nominated|||
|1998||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||Bacon|
|Turn It Up||Mr. B|
|2001||Ghosts of Mars||Sergeant Jericho Butler|
|The One||MVA Agent Evan Funsch|
|2002||The Transporter||Frank Martin|
|2003||The Italian Job||Handsome Rob|
|2005||Transporter 2||Frank Martin|
|Chaos||Detective Quentin Conners|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Yves Gluant||Uncredited|
|2007||War||FBI Agent John Crawford|
|2008||The Bank Job||Terry Leather|
|In the Name of the King||Farmer Daimon|
|Death Race||Jensen Garner "Frankenstein" Ames|
|Truth in 24||Narrator||Documentary|
|Transporter 3||Frank Martin|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||Chev Chelios|
|The Expendables||Lee Christmas|
|2011||The Mechanic||Arthur Bishop|
|Gnomeo & Juliet||Tybalt||Voice only|
|Blitz||Detective Sergeant Tom Brant|
|Killer Elite||Danny Bryce|
|The Expendables 2||Lee Christmas|
|Fast & Furious 6||Deckard Shaw[a]||Cameo|
|Hummingbird (U.S. title: Redemption)||Joey Jones|
|2014||The Expendables 3||Lee Christmas|
|2015||Wild Card||Nick Wild|
|Furious 7||Deckard Shaw|
|2016||Mechanic: Resurrection||Arthur Bishop|
|2017||The Fate of the Furious||Deckard Shaw|
|2018||The Meg||Jonas Taylor|
|2019||Hobbs & Shaw||Deckard Shaw||Filming|
|2002||Red Faction II||Shrike||N/A|
|2003||Call of Duty||Sergeant Waters||N/A|
|2015||Sniper X with Jason Statham||Team Leader||Tablet game|
|1993||The Shamen||"Comin' On"||Background Dancer||N/A|
|1994||Erasure||"Run to the Sun"||Background Dancer||N/A|
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