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Did nearly all of his own stunts in The Transporter (2002), including car chase sequences, scuba diving sequences and fight sequences.

His break into the entertainment business came when an agent put him on an advertisement for the French Connection clothing company.

Prior to The Transporter (2002) he already had a background in martial arts which enabled him to perform his own fight sequences.

Was originally set play Private Cooper in Dog Soldiers (2002), but dropped out to star in Ghosts of Mars (2001).

Offered the role of Agent 47 in Hitman (2007) after Vin Diesel was dropped from the project. Timothy Olyphant eventually took the role.

Well trained in Mixed Martial Arts and is an expert in Kickboxing/Jujitsu.

Has appeared in three different films in which his character gets attacked with an axe, The Transporter (2002), Transporter 2 (2005) and War (2007).

Has appeared twice in two different movies in a scene involving his character talking to himself in an elevator, during what appears to be a hallucination. Once in Revolver (2005) and once in Crank (2006).

Has appeared in two films with Ray Liotta, Revolver (2005) and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007), both in which he is the protagonist and Liotta is the antagonist.

Was in a relationship with Kelly Brook from 1997 to 2004.

Paid $10,625,000 to purchase a 3,355-square-foot oceanfront house in the Malibu Colony in Malibu, California. In addition, since mid-2005 has owned a 2,281-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, which he purchased for $2.4 million. [2009]

Is in a relationship with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Has appeared in two films which include the song "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Transporter 3 (2008).

Has worked twice with Chris Evans and Jessica Biel, first on Cellular (2004), then on London (2005).

Jason Statham spent 12 years on the British national diving team, competing on the 10-meter platform and the 3-meter springboard. In 1992, he was ranked 12th in the world as a platform diver.

Is friends with actor Vinnie Jones, and worked with him 3 times: first in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), then in Snatch (2000) and finally in Mean Machine (2001).

A keen supporter of Nottingham Forest Football Club.

Makes a fleeting appearance just over a minute and a half into the video for "Dream a Little Dream of Me", performed by British band The Beautiful South.

According to a BBC News report, his film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated US$1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) in ticket-sales, making him one of the movie industry's most bankable stars.

In February 2017, he starred alongside Gal Gadot in a 30-second super bowl advertisement for Wix.com during Super Bowl LI. CNET reported that the advertisement reached 22 million user impressions.

An article by Times Higher Education, reported that Manchester University Press commissioned an academic study analyzing the impact Jason Statham has had on the British and American film industries from his debut in 1998 to 2018. According to the article, professors Steven Gerrard and Robert Shail are looking to show "the changing face of British cinematic masculinity" into "one that embraces cinema across a wide range of projects, but one that also uses cross-textual media in his output".

Engaged to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley [January 10, 2016].

Inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

He was considered for the lead role in Stolen (2012) that went to Nicolas Cage.

He enjoys wakeboarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, and rock climbing.

He was offered the lead role in Bronson (2008), but was unavailable.

He turned down a role in RocknRolla (2008) due to his commitment to Death Race (2008).

In the comic book series Ultimate Spider-Man, that series' version of the villain Vulture was rendered by artist Mark Bagley to resemble Statham, as per writer Brian Michael Bendis' instructions.

He cites Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Lee, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and Clint Eastwood as his inspirations.

Became a father for the 1st time at age 49 when his fiancee Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gave birth to their son Jack Oscar Statham on June 24, 2017.

A competent martial artist with a background in kickboxing, wing chun and karate, Statham frequently does his own stunts and, prior to his acting career, toyed with the idea of being a stuntman himself. Throughout his career, Statham has frequently called for there to be an Academy Award to celebrate the work of stunt men and women, being quoted as saying "I think it is an overlooked category, especially considering how much responsibility these coordinators have for some of the greatest entertainment in action movies. I mean, all of the stunt men-these are the unsung heroes. They really are. Nobody is giving them any credibility. They're risking their necks. And then you've got poncy actors pretending like they're doing [the stunts].".

Though he never won a medal during his 12 year diving career, Statham competed in the 1990 Commonwealth games and came close to competing for Great Britain in the Olympics three times: 1988, 1992, and 1996. At each Olympic trial, he placed third - only two of his fellow countrymen were taken each time. Not seeing it as having been a waste of his time, he noted, "Despite the hard work, the failure to win a medal made me more disciplined, taught me to focus on hard work and determined me for the success of my future endeavours.".

Has played six different characters in recurring roles: Frank Martin (The Transporter), Chev Chelios (Crank), Deckard Shaw (Fast & Furious Series), Arthur Bishop (The Mechanic), Lee Christmas (The Expendables) and Rick Ford (Spy).

He was considered for Deadshot in Suicide Squad (2016).