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Lazy Wikipedia introduction to "The Stath": Jason Statham (born 12 September 1972) is an English actor, known for his hard man roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver and Snatch. Statham also appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The One, The Italian Job, and Collateral, as well as playing the lead role in The Transporter, Transporter 2, Crank, and War. Statham is currently working on The Bank Job, and Death Race (a remake of Paul Bartel's Death Race 2000).

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Date of Birth:12 September 1972, London, England, UK

Height

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Biography

Born in 1972, Jason Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been an Olympic 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 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (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 jewelery. Jason must have been doing something right because after the success of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) he teamed up again with Guy Ritchie for Snatch. (2000), with co-stars including Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio Del Toro. After Snatch. (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 Mean Machine (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 The Transporter (2002). Jason is also in the summer 2003 blockbuster remake of The Italian Job (1969), The Italian Job (2003), playing Handsome Rob.

The Brazilian Job (2009) (announced) .... Handsome Rob

Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) (pre-production) .... Chev Chelios

Transporter 3 (2009) (filming) .... Frank Martin

Death Race (2008) (post-production)

The Bank Job (2008) .... Terry Leather

War (2007) .... Special Agent Jack Crawford

... aka Rogue Assassin (Australia) (Hong Kong: English title) (Philippines: English title) (Singapore: English title)

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) .... Farmer

... aka Schwerter des Königs - Dungeon Siege (Germany)

Crank (2006) .... Chev Chelios

The Pink Panther (2006) (uncredited) .... Yves Gluant

Chaos (2005/II) .... Det. Quentin Conners

... aka Hit & Blast (Malaysia: English title)

Revolver (2005/I) .... Jake

London (2005) .... Bateman

Transporter 2 (2005) .... Frank Martin

... aka Transporteur II, Le (France)

Cellular (2004) .... Ethan

... aka Final Call - Wenn er auflegt, muss sie sterben (Germany: DVD title)

Collateral (2004) .... Airport Man

Call of Duty (2003) (VG) (voice) .... Sgt. Waters

The Italian Job (2003) .... Handsome Rob

... aka Braquage à l'italienne (France)

Red Faction II (2002) (VG) (voice) .... Shrike

The Transporter (2002) .... Frank Martin

... aka Transporteur, Le (France)

Mean Machine (2001) .... Monk

The One (2001) .... MVA Agent Evan Funsch

... aka Jet Li's The One (UK)

Ghosts of Mars (2001) .... Sgt. Jericho Butler

... aka John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (USA: complete title)

Turn It Up (2000) .... Mr. B

Snatch. (2000) .... Turkish

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) .... Bacon

... aka Two Smoking Barrels (USA)

Self:

"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" .... Himself (1 episode, 2008)

... aka Live with Regis (USA: new title)

... aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title)

- Episode dated 3 March 2008 (2008) TV episode .... Himself

"Film '72" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)

... aka Film '73 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '74 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '75 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '76 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '77 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '78 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '79 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '80 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '81 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '82 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '83 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '84 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '85 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '86 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '87 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '88 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '89 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '90 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '91 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '92 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '93 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '94 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '95 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '96 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '97 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '98 (UK: new title)

... aka Film '99 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2000 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2001 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2002 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2003 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2004 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2005 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2006 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2007 (UK: new title)

... aka Film 2008 (UK: new title)

... aka Film of the Year (UK: teaser title)

... aka The Film Programme (UK: informal alternative title)

- Episode dated 26 February 2008 (2008) TV episode .... Himself

- Episode dated 21 November 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Himself

"Last Call with Carson Daly" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

- Episode dated 31 July 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Himself

- Jason Statham/Whitney Cummings (2006) TV episode .... Himself

"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)

- Episode dated 8 September 2006 (2006) TV episode .... Himself

"HypaSpace" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)

... aka HypaSpace Daily (Canada: English title: long title)

... aka HypaSpace Weekly (Canada: English title: long title)

- Episode #5.174 (2006) TV episode .... Himself

Dialing Up 'Cellular' (2004) (V) .... Himself

UFC 44: Undisputed (2003) (TV) .... Himself

Jet Li Is 'The One' (2002) (V) .... MVA Agent Evan Funsch

"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" .... Himself (1 episode, 2002)

... aka Late Night with Conan O'Brien (Australia)

- Episode dated 10 October 2002 (2002) TV episode .... Himself

"HBO First Look" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)

- Ghosts of Mars (2001) TV episode .... Himself

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Jason Statham is a frickkin' GODLY actor! I used to think he overdid the whole badass sorta roles he usually has in films, but after watching both the Transporter movies, Snatch, Crank and The Bank Job I realized that he's a pretty awesome and talented actor. I'm downloading War as I type this : D

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