Biography - Jason Statham

Jason Statham is an English actor. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and machiavellian characters.

Born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, he began practising kung fu, kickboxing and karate recreationally in his youth while working at local market stalls.

An avid footballer and diver, he was a member of Britain's national diving team, competing for England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Shortly after, he was asked to model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi's in various advertising campaigns.

Statham's past professional history working in market stalls inspired his casting in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).


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