Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model, black market salesman and finally of course, actor. He got the audition for his debut role as Bacon in Arnaques, crimes et botanique (1998) through French Connection, for whom he was modeling. They became a major investor in the film and introduced Jason to Guy Ritchie, who invited him to audition for a part in the film by challenging him to impersonate an illegal street vendor and convince him to purchase fake jewelry. Jason must have been doing something right because after the success of Arnaques, crimes et botanique (1998) he teamed up again with Guy Ritchie for Snatch - Tu braques ou tu raques (2000), with co-stars including Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio Del Toro. After Snatch - Tu braques ou tu raques (2000) came Turn It Up (2000) with US music star Ja Rule, followed by a supporting actor role in the Sci-Fi film Ghosts of Mars (2001), Jet Li's The One (2001) and another screen partnership with Vinnie Jones in Carton rouge (2001) under Guy Ritchie's and Matthew Vaughn's SKA Films. Finally in 2002 he was cast as the lead role of Frank Martin in Le transporteur (2002). Jason is also in the summer 2003 blockbuster remake of L'or se barre (1969), Braquage à l'italienne (2003), playing Handsome Rob.
|Movie Name||Vizyon Tarihi|
|Ateşten Kalbe Akıldan Dumana — Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||28 October 1998|
|Kapışma — Snatch||15 November 2000|