Jason StathamCelebrity

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Birth Name: Jason Statham

Birth Place: London, England

Birthday: September 12, 1972, Virgo

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • His mother was a ballroom dancer; his father was a singer.
  • In his youth, he sold black-market merchandise on the streets of London with his father and brother.
  • Was a professional diver and member of Britain's national diving team; competed in the 1988 Olympics and finished 12th in the 1992 World Championships. 
  • Was discovered by Guy Ritchie who saw him in an advertisement for Levi jeans and cast him in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
  • His role in The Transporter was written specifically for him by Luc Besson.
  • Has voiced characters in video games including Red Faction II and Call of Duty.
  • Described working with Robert DeNiro in 2011's Killer Elite as great but also "intimidating." 
  • While prepping for his action roles, he works out at a gym frequented by stuntmen.
  • Does many of his own stunts in films.
  • Doesn't work out year-round; takes some time off to "sit around and do nothing."
  • Hobbies include scuba diving.
  • Is an admirer of vintage cars.

Relationships

  • Kelly Brook — Ex-significant Other
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — Significant Other
  • Barry Statham — Father
  • Eileen Statham — Mother