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  • Jason Statham Biography

    Born: December 09, 1967 in London, England, UK
    BIOGRAPHY

    JASON STATHAM, an international star best known for his hardhitting action films, most recently starred in the Simon West crime drama Wild Card; The Expendables 3, the third installment of the worldwide box-office hit franchise, this time joined by Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford; and Homefront, which was written by Sylvester Stallone, opposite James Franco and Kate Bosworth. He will next be seen in Paul Feig’s comedy Spy, opposite Melissa McCarthy.

    Statham’s other recent film credits include Steven Knight’s Redemption (originally Hummingbird); Parker, opposite Jennifer Lopez; and The Expendables 2, in which he reprised his role as Lee Christmas. 

    Born in Sydenham, England, Statham became a member of the British national diving team as one of its top divers, eventually placing 12th at the World Championships. While he trained at the famed Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London, film crews and photographers pursued him as new talent.

    Statham eventually met director Guy Ritchie who cast him in the role of Bacon in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, the feature-film debut for both of them. Statham teamed up with Ritchie again for Snatch, in which he starred opposite Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro. French film impresario Luc Besson trusted Statham in the lead role of Frank Martin in The Transporter. Statham went on to star in the blockbuster remake of The Italian Job, Crank, Transporter 2 and Transporter 3, Roger Donaldson’s The Bank Job, Death Race, Crank: High Voltage, Stallone’s The Expendables, The Mechanic, Blitz, Killer Elite and Boaz Yakin’s Safe.

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