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.