Jason Statham (born 12.09.1972) is an English actor known for his roles in 'Snatch', and 'The Expendables' and 'The Transporter' series.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Jason Statham has a net worth of 40 million USD.
Childhood: Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, England, to dancer Eileen and lounge singer Barry Statham. Despite originally taking to the idea of following in his father's footsteps of getting involved in the entertainment industry, Statham began perusing a sporting career after moving to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He started by trying to follow a martial arts career, before his childhood friend (and later co-star) Vinnie Jones introduced him to football. Statham played football for his school as a child, before taking on diving. In 1992, Statham participated in the World Diving Championships, finishing in 12th place. His entire diving career lasted twelve years, during which he was a member of Britain's diving squad.
Career: jason Statham was training at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London when he was discovered by a modelling agency scout. Statham was chosen to model for French Connection, which led to him being noticed by director Guy Richie. Richie cast Statham in the 1998 film 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. The film was a hit, and led to Statham being invited back to star in 2000's 'Snatch', alongside Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Dennis Farina. The two successful films helped launch Statham into the Hollywood spotlight, with appearances in both 'Ghosts of Mars' and 'The One' in 2001. The following year, Statham was cast in the lead role for 'The Transporter' due to his own martial arts experience. The film received moderate reviews and turned a fair profit, earning it a sequel in 2005 which had an overall similar critical and box office response. The third film in the series exceeded the sales for the first two films, yet received far lower critical response. Similarly, Statham appeared in the film 'Crank' in 2006. The film generated a huge box office response and received moderate reviews. The sequel received similar critical praise, yet failed to make a large impact on the box-office. In 2010, Statham stared alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke, in the film 'The Expendables'. He reprised his role in the 2012 and 2014 sequels to the film.
Personal Life: For seven years, Statham was in a relationship with model Kelly Brook, however the couple split up in 2004. He dated Bardot band member Sophie Monk briefly in 2005, before beginning a relationship with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in 2010. Statham is a strong advocate of stuntmen having their own category at The Academy Awards.
Statham was tipped off about an audio recording that allegedly sees him repeatedly use homophobic slurs on the set of one of his films.
Jason Statham has issued a pre-emptive apology regarding an audio recording in which he repeatedly used homophobic slurs some years ago on the set of one of his films.
Last year, the British actor was confronted by a consultant on the 2015 gambling movie Wild Card, who warned Statham that he had audio recording of him using the phrase “f***ing f**s” during an argument with producer Steve Casman on set in 2013.
Despite not having heard the recording, and saying that he had no recollection of the argument or of using the language, Statham issued a statement to The Blast on Thursday (May 17th) saying he was “deeply” sorry if he did utter those insults.
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The couple welcomed a baby boy, named Jack, at the weekend.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (June 28th) to announce the happy news, the fashion icon also revealed the little one’s name and that he had arrived at the weekend. “Our little man arrived! Jack Oscar Statham 8.8lbs on Saturday June 24th,” she wrote, captioning a picture of the new baby’s hand.
49 year old English actor Statham met Huntington-Whiteley, 30, on the set of blockbuster movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon back in 2011. They currently live in Los Angeles together.
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Dominic Toretto has gone rogue. It seemed like the game was finally up with Brian and Mia retiring from their fast and furious lifestyles, and Dom and Letty swapping that life for marriage, but as it turns out things are not that simple. Dom has apparently sold out his family and friends to embark on another dangerous adventure. He seems to have been lured into action again by a very beautiful but extremely dangerous individual named Cipher. She has some seriously advanced technology at her disposal that she wants to use to execute her plan to take control of every motor vehicle in the city and cause some serious mass destruction. But Letty refuses to lose faith in him because she's sure there must be something more going on, though she doesn't know what yet. She re-teams with Tej Parker and Hobbs and this time they got a tank. Unfortunately for Hobbs, the only way they can take on Dom and his new girlfriend is by enlisting the help of his criminal nemesis Deckard Shaw.
The English beauty announced her pregnancy via an Instagram snap on Thursday.
The 29 year old English model had her 49 year old actor boyfriend take the picture, of her posing on a beach in her bikini with her growing baby bump on prominent display.
Captioning the snap, Rosie wrote: “Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!! Lots of love Rosie x Photo by @jasonstatham.”
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Five years after his first stint as hitman Arthur Bishop in The Mechanic, Jason Statham has returned to the role for Mechanic: Resurrection.
The sequel sees the efficient killer dragged out of retirement when his girlfriend Gina (Jessica Alba) is kidnapped and her captors force Arthur to carry out three seemingly impossible hits and of course to make them look like accidents in three elaborate set-pieces.
So it seems a bit obvious why Statham might want to return to the role. "It's nice to revisit a familiar character and put him in a unique world, especially Arthur," Statham says. "He is a complicated man with a moral compass. And I like how he orchestrates these hits. Get in and get out without a trace. It's the MacGuyver kind of brain, composed and confident. It's great to play that! And on this occasion Jessica Elba gets to eek out a side of Bishop that we've never seen - this compassionate guy who lets down his soft side in order to do something good for somebody."
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It's the follow-up to his 2011 film.
Jason Statham is set to return in another explosive action thriller in the form of 'Mechanic: Resurrection', the sequel to 2011's 'The Mechanic'. More death-defying stunts and creative assassinations lace this new adventure, which has been directed by Dennis Gansel and co-written by Philip Shelby ('Survivor').
Jason Statham returns in 'Mechanic: Resurrection'
If Jason Statham isn't toting a pistol, performing foolhardy feats or getting involved in a car chase, it's not really a Jason Statham film. Luckily, he's back doing what he does best in 'Mechanic: Resurrection', alongside a whole new cast including Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones.
Watch the trailer for 'Mechanic: Resurrection' here:
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Jason Statham who plays the lead role of Arthur Bishop attending the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Mechanic 2: Resurrection' at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California United States - Monday 22nd August 2016
Rosie Huntington Whiteley , Jason Statham - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
The actor insists he felt comfortable in his new role.
Ed Skrein may have had his big breakthrough with a brief role on Game of Thrones, but he had already made a mark on British cinema in Ill Manors and The Sweeney. Now he takes the spotlight in The Transporter Refuelled, replacing Jason Statham in the role of no-nonsense driver Frank Martin.
Ed Skrein takes over Jason Statham in 'The Transporter Refuelled'
He's aware of the pressure of rebooting a franchise, but wasn't worried. "It always felt quite natural," he says. "I felt so relaxed even going into the auditions for Transporter. I did what I always do which is prepare intensively, work hard and take it seriously. But I was very comfortable in the shoes of Frank Martin."
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He's also set to face-off against Deadpool next year as Ajax.
Memories from Comic-Con 2015 may be centred around 'Suicide Squad' and 'Batman v Superman', but let's not forget what Marvel had in store this year; namely 'Deadpool' starring Ryan Reynolds and Ed Skrein. Wait, who was that last one?
Ed Skrein to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in 'Deadpool'
'Who is Ed Skrein?' is the question on a lot of people's lips after his appearance at San Diego Comic-Con International. Ryan Reynolds may not be such a surprise to play Deadpool, given his comic-book movie history ('Green Lantern', 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', 'Blade: Trinity'), but an unfamiliar face linked to his arch-nemesis Ajax has just added to the excitement.
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Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Spy’ has taken the box office top spot this weekend.
Melissa McCarthy's Spy has come out on top at the US box office this weekend after taking an estimated $30 million in theatres between Friday and Sunday. The comedy stars McCarthy as a secret agent tasked with stopping an arms dealer from selling a nuclear weapon in her first big assignment.
Melissa McCarthy has impressed critics and movie-goers with Spy.
The comedy has gained positive reviews from critics and so far holds a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is McCarthy’s third collaboration with director Paul Feig who previously worked with the actress on 2011’s Bridesmaids and 2013 comedy The Heat. Overseas Spy has so far made $25.6 million in 54 markets, bringing the film’s worldwide total to $86.5 million.
The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable with this raucous action comedy, which simultaneously spoofs the espionage genre and provides some genuine thrills. From ensemble player (Bridesmaids) to costar (The Heat) and now to the star of the show, McCarthy finds a role worthy of her talents, subverting rather than exploiting her distinct physicality.
She plays Susan Cooper, a desk-jockey at the CIA who works with the field agents, guiding them by radio link through their dangerous paces. When star spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is taken out of service and all other top agents have their covers blown, the boss (Allison Janney) has little choice but to send the well-trained Susan into the field to take down the villainous arms dealer Rayna (Rose Byrne). With her best pal Nancy (Miranda Hart) as her office-bound helper, Susan gets into a series of disguises and travels to Paris, Rome and then Budapest. And despite the constant attempts of rogue agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) to "help" her, Susan gets ever closer to Rayna and her gangster buyer Sergio (Bobby Cannavale).
The relatively simple plot is overcrowded with characters and subplots that add absurd layers of humour to the film, almost all of which are genuinely hilarious. Best of all, none of the laughs come at the expense of Susan, a capable, smart, witty woman who's the perfect alter ego for McCarthy (and certainly much more engaging than her obnoxious-slob persona in The Heat or Tammy). She has terrific chemistry with all of her costars, flirting shamelessly with the Bond-like Law, an amusingly swaggering Statham and especially the purringly hysterical Byrne. As always, the great Janney steals every one of her few scenes. Less effective is an extended goofy cameo by Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, who at least shows willing to dive into some ridiculous comedy. There's also another terrific foil in Susan's local contact Aldo, played with leering, opportunistic relish by Peter Sarafinowicz.
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Jason Statham - New York premiere of 'Spy' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 1st June 2015
Jason Statham - Jason Statham arrives at the ABC studios for an appearance Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Jimmy Kimmel Studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015
Date of birth
26th July, 1967
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