Reel Movie Stars: Jason Statham

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Since his debut role in the 1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Jason Statham has quickly risen to being one of the biggest names in action movies.  Trust us when we say Statham is a Reel Movie Star.

Statham initially started off in the world of sports in both competitive diving and driving.  As a diver, Statham was an Olympic Diver on the British National Diving Team.  As a driver, Statham finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992.

Statham soon took his chiseled ahtletic body to the world of modeling.  It was when he was a model for the French Connection that he was discovered and auditioned for a role in Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.  From there, Statham has been on a non-stop career filled with some of the best action movies this decade and Statham's next movie, Death Race, doesn't look to disappoint.

To honor this bloke, we put up just a fraction of his movies with a ten movie filmography, six photos, and hundreds of quick one-liners.

Now what Reel Movie Star post would be complete without a series of fun facts:

  • Did nearly all his own stunts in The Transporter
  • Well trained in several martial arts, particularly kickboxing and Jujitsu
  • Jason and director Guy Ritchie became obsessed with chess during the shooting of Revolver
  • Dated English model and actress Kelly Brook until she met actor Billy Zane on the set of Survival Island
  • Also dated former singer Sophie Monk

Now we'll leave you with a photo montage of this hunky action star.

Jason Statham Laughing
Jason Statham Photograph
Jason Statham Sporting Shades

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Jason Statham

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Jason Statham was born in London and initially started his career in driving, placing 12th in the World Championships in 1992.  Statham began to move into his acting career starting as a model for companies such as French Connection.

In 1998, Statham made his film debut in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.  Statham would quickly find movie fame, with a second Guy Ritchie film, Snatch, in 2000 and roles in Ghosts of Mars and The One in 2001.

Beginning with 2001, Statham became a big name in action movies proving he was more than just Guy Ritchie's favorite star, when he starred in The Transporter in 2002 and its followup in 2005. 

Since then, Jason has had an impressive film resume that includes several successful movies that keep yielding sequels including The Italian Job and Crank.  Don't expect Statham's career to slow down anytime soon.

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