In all movie genres, there are actors who you know are certain to deliver in whatever role that they were cast to play. For romantic movies, actors like Julia Roberts, Rachel McAdams, and Richard Gere are sure bankers. For comedy, people like Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, and Jim Carrey come to mind. Now, when discussing action movies, Jason Statham is one of the many names that first come to mind.
The English actor is popular for his appearances in action-packed films like The Transporter, Spy, Fast and Furious, The Expendables and so many more.
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, on the 26th of July, 1967. He is the only child of his parents; Eileen who worked as a dancer, and Barry Statham who did all kinds of menial jobs.
As a child, Statham wanted to take after his father’s footsteps but later changed his mind after his dreams grew bigger. He attended a local grammar school where he played football alongside former footballer turned actor Vinnie Jones and also participated in swimming. The young lad was famously amongst the England swimmers who competed at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. He is also a registered member of Britain’s National Swimming Squad.
While pursuing a career in sports, Jason Statham was spotted by the agency Sports Promotions who offered him a modeling contract. He subsequently bagged modeling contracts with mega companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Lavis, French Connection and the rest of them. Despite all these deals, the model still sold fake perfumes and pieces of jewelry on the streets to make ends meet.
In the following years, Statham became exposed to the entertainment industry and subsequently landed musical appearances in music videos like Comin On by The Shamen, Run to the Sun by Erasure, and Dream little Dream of Me by the Beautiful South. While still perfecting his skills as a model, he bagged his first movie role as a street seller in the 1998 crime comedy film; Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. His role as Bacon in that movie became the platform he used in gaining public recognition. He subsequently played the role of a Turkish in the 2000 movie, Snatch, alongside Brad Pitt, Vinnie Jones, and Benicio del Toro, among others.
Jason Statham made his first major appearance in a Hollywood film in the Sci-Fiction action film, Ghosts of Mars and The One. He later went on to star in The Transporter and in its sequels, Transporter 2 and Transporter 3, which brought him worldwide recognition. Inbetween his appearance in The Transporter trilogy, Statham played supporting roles in Mean Machine, The Italian Job and Cellular.
Other movies in which he went on to appear in include London and Crank, The Expendables, Wild Card, Furious 7, Spy, Mechanic: Resurrection, The Fate of the Furious, The Meg, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and many more.
Does He Have a Wife or Girlfriend? Son?
We can only say that Jason Statham is married if he has exchanged marital vows or taken his English girlfriend/baby mama, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to the altar. There are rumors that the two have secretly tied the knot at their home in Beverly Hills, however, Rosie has publicly stated that she and her partner are yet to make decisions about marriage and are currently focusing on their individual careers.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a model and actress who is best known for having modeled for Victoria’s Secret among other brands. The 2009 and 2015 Elle Style Awards Model of the Year has further appeared in movies like Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Together, Huntington-Whiteley and Statham share a son named Oscar who joined the family on June 24, 2017.
Jason Statham Net Worth
For his first movie role, Jason Statham was paid about £5,000. By the time he appeared in his second movie, his stock had tripled as he was paid almost three times of his previous earnings. So, subsequently, for every one of his roles, there was certainly an increment on his pay as most of his movies have gone ahead to be blockbusters, something that has made him become one of the movie industry’s most bankable stars.
With that, it is no surprise to find out that The Transporter actor has an estimated net worth of around $80 million.
Height and Weight
Jason Statham stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and weighs about 78 Kg (185 lbs). The actor, who has one of the best bodies in the movie business, further has body measurements of Waist – 34 inches (86 cm), Arms / Biceps – 16 inches (40.5 cm), Chest – 46 inches (117 cm).