Jason Statham is an English actor who was born on 26 July 1967. The typecast in which he always plays is the antihero part of the villain parts of the film. These are the kind of roles that portrayed him as tough, irredeemable, and a person with a good amount of machiavellian characters.
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. In his childhood days, he began practicing Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate. This was the time when he was attaining his youth stage. He was a man of many physical talents. These can also be seen in the typical Jason Statham movies.
In his college days, he was an avid footballer as well as a good diver. He was also a team member of Britain’s national diving team. He also started competing worldwide, most notably in the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
How his career started
After the Commonwealth Games, he was often asked to model for many good companies such as French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s in a large number of advertising campaigns.
Jason Statham had a good amount of past professional history in working in a large number of market stalls which inspired his casting in a good amount of Jason Statham movies such as the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock as well as the Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).
Jason Statham movies
There was a huge commercial success of Jason Statham movies which helped him work as an actor in huge banners. One of the most notable films of Jason Statham was of the role of Frank Martin in the movie series of the Transporter trilogy (2002–08). After the movie was a huge success worldwide, Jason Statham became a huge action star. He started showing up in a large number of the heist as well as action thriller films.
All of the most famous Jason Statham movies are the classics such as The Italian Job (2003), Crank (2006), War (2007), The Bank Job (2008), The Mechanic (2011), Spy (2015), and last but not least, the Mechanic: Resurrection (2016). This is the Jason Statham movie that helped him to establish himself well as a Hollywood leading man. Like all the famous and talented actors, Jason Statham also has some commercially and critically unsuccessful movies.
These are the movies that are more or less known, such as Revolver (2005), Chaos (2005), In the Name of the King (2007) by Uwe Boll, 13 (2010), Blitz (2011), Killer Elite (2011), Hummingbird (2013), and at last, the Wild Card (2015).
Apart from these, he found or acted in a lot of commercially successful movies. Most of the movies here are action movies. Out of all, two of the most notable ones are the action series The Expendables (2010–14) and the billion-dollar Fast & Furious franchise. These are the billion-dollar franchises that nobody wants to lose.
These Jason Statham movies are a huge success all around the world. The most notable character here of Jason Statham is when he played his character as a brutal assassin, Deckard Shaw. In this character, she featured in the Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and at last is the spin-off Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw (2019). This is a movie where he also made his professional debut as a co-producer.
Drawbacks in his acting career
Jason Statham is one of the well-established Hollywood action stars that everyone admires. He has his diehard fans all around the world. His acting career is often criticized by a lot of people as well as film critics for lacking the depth as well as the variety in his movies. However, this happens with every actor.
Everyone in the world doing something fruitful is often criticized. However, he has also been praised for a large number of films for his leading the 2000s and 2010s action film resurrections. According to a recent report after the pandemic, which was done by the BBC News report, he is a quiet policeman and said that his film career from the year 2002 to 2017 has generated an estimated hefty amount of US$1.5 billion.
Out of these, the bull amount of £1.1 billion is basically from the ticket sales. These features make him one of the film industry’s most bankable stars that a director can have in his/her movies.
Jason Statham is a source of inspiration to every struggling young boy/girl in the world. He often said that His father worked in many odd jobs that may include a house painter, coal miner, and a singer in the Canary Islands. After all of these, he moved to the Great Yarmouth market, Norfolk, to work there. There are many things that a person can learn from him and follow in their daily life to become successful.