JASON STATHAM (Lee Christmas) was plucked from obscurity by Guy Ritchie who was looking to cast an unknown in the film LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS. Statham went on to work with Ritchie again in SNATCH, starring opposite Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro and REVOLVER with Mark Strong. In 2002, Luc Besson cast Statham in the title role of â€˜Frank Martin' in THE TRANSPORTER. The film was an international success that continued to grow in popularity with the sequels TRANSPORTER 2 and the 2009 TRANSPORTER 3. In 2003 Statham starred in the summer blockbuster THE ITALIAN JOB opposite Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg. Statham went on to solidify himself as an action star in the massive underground cult film CRANK where he plays the adrenaline-compromised action hero. Statham gained critical acclaim in the 2008 Roger Donaldson film THE BANK JOB, a true story of the 1971 Baker Street bank robbery. Statham other film credits include THE ONE, CELLULAR, WAR, LONDON, the remake of DEATH RACE directed by Paul WS Anderson and CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE. He is currently filming opposite Clive Owen the action thriller THE KILLER ELITE, based on Sir Ranulph Fiennes' best-selling novel.
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