5 Need-To-Know Facts About Jason Statham
A Multi-talented Film Star: Jason Statham
You’ve probably gotten used to a certain image of Jason Statham over the years and is certainly known for a specific range of acting. And observers and critics have been all too happy to point out the regularity in his thriller roles — seemingly without recognizing the regularity of their own voices.
Still, it’s undeniable that Statham has a sweet spot (aka over-the-top action movies) that he tends to stick to, as evidenced by Crank, The Meg, The Transporter, Transporter 2, Transporter 3, The Expendables, The Expendables 2, The Expendables 3, The Mechanic, Mechanic: Resurrection, Fast & Furious 6, Fast & Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, The Bank Job, The Italian Job, Cellular, Blitz, Death Race, Killer Elite, Hobbs & Shaw — you get the picture. But, the actor behind these roles might not be the man you thought he was.
Here are 5 facts about Jason Statham that should help set the record straight. Oh, and to get the basics out of the way. He’s 5’10”, and was born in 1967, making him 52. He and partner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have been together since 2010 and have one child, Jack Oscar, born in 2017. So that makes Statham everything below, and a dad.
1. Statham: A Music Video Dancer
Before Statham was Hollywood’s box office hit, he got by as a model and, yes, thankfully, a music video dancer for The Shamen’s “Comin’ On.”
2. Statham: A Down To Earth Man
In an unearthed interview, Statham talked about the negative criticism surrounding his movies to work ethic. He said, “Make hay while the sun shines. When you’re kicking around and you ain’t got no money, that don’t feel too good. So when there’s finally money coming in, it’s hard to say, ‘I’m too good for that.’”
3. Statham: A Chatty Cathy
Several interviewers have noted that the actor can’t seem to keep quiet as it’s also rare to hear that about someone born in Derbyshire, England.
Statham considers his Fast And Furious co-star Dwayne Johnson as his competitor.
4. Statham: A Competitive Diver
The Transporter hero is not only an action hero but was also a competitive diver in the British National Diving Team. Surely, Statham is a mean machine in the water.
5. Statham: The First British Action Hero
For a long time, British actors had a difficult time breaking into the realm of the action star. Jason Statham, on the other hand, has racked up almost 50 performances, mostly as lead men in action films. His martial arts skills certainly help, and finally, Englanders have a hero on the homefront. Along with Idris Elba, Statham’s Hobbs and Shaw co-star, of course.