Born in Sydenham, England, JASON STATHAM was one of the best divers on the British team. He placed third in the Olympic trials on three different occasions, eventually placing 12th in the world. While training at the famed Crystal Palace National Sport Center in London, film crews and photographers pursued him as new talent for commercials and print campaigns. One of those jobs was a French Connection print ad where he met the owner of the company, who was also executive producer of a film in preparation, LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS. Jason had a meeting with the director, Guy Ritchie, who gave him a role.
Shortly after Statham's film debut, Ritchie cast him again in the gangster film SNATCH as a boxing promoter starting opposite Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro, and most recently in his new film REVOLVER.
Jason Statham has been brought to the forefront of the younger generation of action heroes with THE TRANSPORTER, written especially for him by Luc Besson and brought to life by Louis Leterrier.
Other credits include CHAOS (Tony Giglio) with Ryan Phillippe and Wesley Snipes, LONDON (Hunter Richards) with Jessica Biel and Chris Evans and the hit sequel TRANSPORTER 2 (Louis Leterrier). Statham also recently appeared in the hit remake THE PINK PANTHER opposite Steve Martin and BeyoncĂ© Knowles. Most recently, he wrapped production on Lionsgate's ROGUE.
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