Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Highest Rated: 95% Spy (2015)

Lowest Rated: 4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1967

Birthplace: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK

British director Guy Ritchie frequently attributes the success of his unorthodox crime films -- 1998's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, 2000's Snatch -- to the fact that his offbeat miscreants are more than believable, they are real. Preferring to cast for authenticity rather than resumé, Ritchie handpicks many of his actors from the true-life cult figures and rascals of London's underbelly. Actor Jason Statham is among the best of them.A one-time Olympic diver, fashion model, and black-market salesman, Statham came to acting by way of commercials and "street theater" -- a euphemism for hustling tourists on London's Oxford Street. Raised in Syndenham, London, he was the second son of a lounge singer and a dressmaker turned dancer. Although Statham had the familial background to go immediately into entertainment, he excelled first on the high dive. He was a member of the 1988 British Olympic Team in Seoul, Korea, and remained on the National Diving Squad for ten years. In the late '90s, a talent agent specializing in athletes landed Statham a gig in an ad campaign for the European clothing retailer French Connection. This led to an appearance in a Levi's Jeans commercial and a fledgling modeling career. Meanwhile, Statham had also earned local fame as a street corner con man, selling stolen jewelry and counterfeit perfume out of a briefcase. Thus, when French Connection's owner became one of the biggest investors in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, he naturally introduced the diver/model/hustler to knave-hunting Ritchie.Intrigued by Statham's past and impressed by his modeling work, Ritchie invited him to audition for a part in the film. The director challenged Statham to impersonate an illegal street vendor and convince him to purchase a piece of imitation gold jewelry. Statham was evidently so persuasive that Ritchie bought four sets. When the director attempted to return his worthless acquisition -- pretending that the gold had turned to stainless steel -- Statham was so graciously inflexible that Ritchie hired him.This unorthodox audition resulted in Statham's big screen debut as Bacon, one of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels' four primary characters engaged in a risky get-rich-quick scheme to repay a massive gambling debt. Bacon supplies a streetwise discipline and restraint that the other characters lack and a sense of humility crucial to Ritchie's film. In the director's follow-up crime comedy, Snatch, Ritchie rehired Statham to play Turkish, a smalltime hood vainly trying to break into the world of underground boxing. As this amateur but respectable hoodlum, Statham is attractive, urbane, immaculate, and smart enough to be bewildered by even his own laughable criminal ineptitude. The role began as a small supporting part in Snatch's star-filled ensemble cast but expanded throughout shooting. By the time of the film's theatrical release, Statham received top billing as its narrator and chief anti-hero.The Guy Ritchie oeuvre that supplied his breakthrough performances is not Statham's only acting arena. In 2000, he made his American film debut as a British drug dealer in Robert Adetuyi's Turn It Up starring Pras Michel. By 2001, he had finished shooting John Carpenter's sci-fi thriller Ghosts of Mars and joined Delroy Lindo in the cast of the Jet Li vehicle The One. A chance to reteam with former Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrel co-star Vinnie Jones proved too fun an opportunity to resist, and Stratham would round out a particularly busy 2001 with his role in the prison-bound sports remake Mean Machine. Just as audiences were finally standing up to take notice of the amiable tough-guy, Stratham stepped into his own as the action lead of the explosive 2002 adrenaline ride The Transporter. A sizable hit that would earn Statham increasingly prominent roles in such high profile pics as The Italian Job, and Cellular, The Transporter established Stratham as a bankable international action star and was eventuall

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Producer Deckard Shaw 2019
46% The Meg Jonas Taylor 2018
67% The Fate of the Furious Deckard Shaw $225.7M 2017
32% Mechanic: Resurrection Arthur Bishop $21.3M 2016
No Score Yet Mechanic: Ressurection Arthur Bishop 2016
95% Spy Rick Ford $90M 2015
81% Furious 7 Deckard Shaw $317M 2015
32% Wild Card Producer Nick Wild 2015
32% The Expendables 3 Lee Christmas $34.8M 2014
43% Homefront Phil Broker $12.7M 2013
No Score Yet Hummingbird Joey Jones 2013
49% Redemption Smith/Joey Jones $24.1K 2013
70% Fast & Furious 6 Actor $238.8M 2013
41% Parker Parker $17.7M 2013
68% The Expendables 2 Lee Christmas $85.1M 2012
58% Safe Luke Wright $17.2M 2012
No Score Yet Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts Actor 2012
8% 13 Jasper Bagges 2011
27% Killer Elite Danny Bryce $25.1M 2011
56% Gnomeo and Juliet Tybalt $99.9M 2011
53% The Mechanic Arthur Bishop $29.2M 2011
48% Blitz Detective Tom Brant $0.3M 2011
42% The Expendables Lee Christmas $103M 2010
No Score Yet The Job Actor 2010
64% Crank 2: High Voltage Chev Chelios $13.7M 2009
39% Transporter 3 Frank Martin $31.4M 2008
42% Death Race Jensen Ames $36.1M 2008
79% The Bank Job Terry Leather $30.1M 2008
14% War (Rogue Assassin) Jack Crawford $22.4M 2007
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Farmer $4.6M 2006
61% Crank Chev Chelios $27.9M 2006
14% London Bateman 2006
No Score Yet Chaos Det. Quentin Conners 2005
15% Revolver Jake $42.3K 2005
52% Transporter 2 Frank Martin $43.1M 2005
55% Cellular Greer $32.1M 2004
86% Collateral Airport Man $100.1M 2004
73% The Italian Job Handsome Rob $106M 2003
54% The Transporter Frank Martin $25.3M 2002
34% Mean Machine Monk 2002
No Score Yet Ultimate Fights Actor 2002
14% The One Evan Funsch 2001
21% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars Jericho Butler $7.4M 2001
73% Snatch Turkish $30.1M 2001
8% Turn It Up Mr. B $0.8M 2000
75% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Bacon 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2015
2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2011
2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
2010

QUOTES FROM Jason Statham CHARACTERS

Roxy says: Well, luck will find you then.

Nick Wild says: I know. When it does, I'll grab that fucker by the throat.

Rick Ford says: We have to stop the sale of a nuclear bomb. They send in someone who looks like Santa Claus' fucking wife!

Susan Cooper says: Uh, did you forget? I am undercover because you are not supposed to be here!

Rick Ford says: Well I make a habit out of doing things that people say I can't do: Walk through fire, waterski blindfolded, take up piano at a late age.

Rick Ford says: Nothing kills me. I'm immune to 179 different types of poison. I know because I ingested them all at once when I was deep undercover in an underground poison-ingesting crime ring.

Susan Cooper says: Where'd you get a suit?

Rick Ford says: I fucking made it, didn't I?

Harry McKenna says: You're a goddamn machine. You see things. You view people differently than I do, differently than anybody does. But you have a problem, Arthur. You need companionship.

Arthur Bishop says: I have you Harry

Harry McKenna says: Oh, then you're in deeper shit than I thought.

Jensen Ames/Frankenstein says: What's that?

Gunner says: Most important part of the car.

Turkish says: So, what do you think? Do you know anyone who might be interested?

Turkish says: For every action, there is a reaction, and a Piker reaction is quite a fuckin' thing.

Phil Broker says: You see the house? That's my fuckin' house, anyone who comes around it again will find me standin' in it.

Phil Broker says: Whatever you're thinkin'...rethink it.

Phil Broker says: "You see the house? That's my fuckin house, anyone who comes around it again will find me standing in it.''

Phil Broker says: You see the house? That's my fuckin house, anyone who comes around it again will find me standing in it.'

Phil Broker says: Whatever you're thinking...rethink it.

Smith/Joey Jones says: When I'm sober...When I'm healthy and well...I hurt people. I'm lethal. I drink to weaken the machine they made.

Parker says: It's not about the money, It's about the principle.

Parker says: It's not about the money, it's about the principle.

Lee Christmas says: And by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you - Man and Knife.

Yin Yang says: I need a raise.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Why?

Yin Yang says: I need the money for my family. I want to send my son to a better school.

Lee Christmas says: When did you get a family?

Yin Yang says: Don't ask. I don't know.

Chev Chelios says: [after chopping off the arm of a bad guy] How'd you like that one, tough guy? How fricking awesome was that, huh?

Chev Chelios says: How'd you like that one, tough guy? How fricking awesome was that, huh?

Chev Chelios says: I lost the belt battery, doc

Doc Miles says: How long ago?

Chev Chelios says: Over an hour.

Doc Miles says: Jesus Christ, that's not fucking possible, Chevy! you should be dead.. fine, nevermind.

Doc Miles says: Jesus Christ, that's not fucking possible, Chevy! You should be dead, fine, nevermind.

Turkish says: [police are watching Tommy chase the dog] He loves that dog. Always playing silly games.

Turkish says: He loves that dog. Always playing silly games.

Tommy says: Are you saying i can't shoot?

Tommy says: Are you saying I can't shoot?

Turkish says: No Tommy, I'm not saying you can't shoot. I know you can't shoot. I'm saying that six-pound piece of shit stuck in your trousers would do more damage if you fed it to him.

Turkish says: [looks at the caravan] Look at it. How am I suppose to run this thing from that? We'll need a proper office. I want a new one, Tommy. You're going to buy it for me.

Turkish says: Look at it. How am I suppose to run this thing from that? We'll need a proper office. I want a new one, Tommy. You're going to buy it for me.

Tommy says: Why me?

Turkish says: Well, you know about caravans.

Tommy says: How's that?

Turkish says: You spent the summer in one, which means you know more than me. And i don't want to have my pants pulled down over the price.

Tommy says: What's wrong with this one?

Turkish says: [pulls the caravan's door from its hinges] Oh nothing, Tommy. It's tiptop. It's just I'm not sure about the colour.

Turkish says: Oh nothing, Tommy. It's tiptop. It's just I'm not sure about the colour.

Norick says: I was just talking.

Farmer says: Well, everyone's got a talent. "Just talking" seems to be yours.

Farmer says: Well, everyone's got a talent. 'Just talking' seems to be yours.

Parker says: When I say I'll going to do something I always follow through... always.

Parker says: I don't steal from people who can't afford it, and I don't hurt people that don't deserve it.

Brant says: A word of advice girls... If you're picking the wrong fight, at least pick the right weapon.

Jack Crawford says: Say you fucking remember blowing my goddamn partner's head off!

Rogue/Victor Shaw says: You will only find pain living in the past.

Turkish says: Boris The Blade. Or Boris the Bullet Dodger. As hard as the Soviet hammer and as bent as the sickle that crosses it.

Rogue/Victor Shaw says: Remember the night we first met.

Jack Crawford says: Remember the night you had your face blown off.

Jack Crawford says: You can't be him. You don't even sound like him.

Turkish says: Tommy, the tit, is praying. And if he isn't, he fuckin' should be.

Turkish says: All he's got to do is stay down

Turkish says: All he's got to do is stay down.

Mickey O'Neil says: [knocks his opponent out]

Turkish says: Now, we are fucked

Turkish says: Now, we are fucked.

Barney Ross says: [mockingly] Hello, darlin'.

Lee Christmas says: Hello, darlin'.

Lee Christmas says: I now pronounce you Man and Knife!

Lee Christmas says: Are you crazy?! You could've killed me!

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: You're welcome!

Turkish says: Tommy, the tit, is praying. And if he isn't, he fuckin' should be.

Luke Wright says: Been in restaurants all night...All I got served was lead.

Luke Wright says: Been in restaurants all night... All I got served was lead.

Barney Ross says: You missed.

Lee Christmas says: You're aiming!

Lee Christmas says: A friend to a friend. I wish you learn some fight. [To Barne Ross] [Lee Christmas showing his clean face]

Lee Christmas says: A friend to a friend. I wish you learn some fight. [to Barne Ross] [Lee Christmas showing his clean face]

Hector says: [looks at Lee Christmas] Pick it up.

Lee Christmas says: Not a chance

Lee Christmas says: Not a chance.

Hector says: Pick it up and hand it to me nicely.

Lee Christmas says: I now pronounce you man and knife

Lee Christmas says: I now pronounce you man and knife.

Turkish says: Sugar?

Brick Top says: No thank you, Turkish; I'm sweet enough.

Warehouse Hood 1 says: Chev you should crawl into a dark corner and do us all a favor an die

Warehouse Hood 1 says: Chev you should crawl into a dark corner and do us all a favor an die.

Chev Chelios says: What you think I have the word "cunt" wrote on my forehead?!!!

Chev Chelios says: What you think I have the word 'cunt' wrote on my forehead?

Chev Chelios says: Just juice me.

Chev Chelios says: Tiger Fucking Woods. Never better. Greatest day of my fucking life.

Chev Chelios says: A man called The Ferret.

Venus says: El Huron.

Chev Chelios says: You know him?

Venus says: No. It means The Ferret in Spanish.

Chev Chelios says: Did I drop some change, or did I hear a Chink?

Luke Wright says: I'll have a white russian... and a fork.

Alex Rosen says: You've got balls.

Luke Wright says: Surprising I can even walk...

Luke Wright says: I've been in resturants all night... all I got served was lead.

Luke Wright says: I didn't know a trachea could break.

Turkish says: Fuckface... I like that one Errol. I'll have to remember that one next time I'm climbing off yer mum.

Tommy says: Who took the jam outta your doughnut?

Turkish says: You took the fucking jam outta my doughnut, Tommy. You did.

Bacon says: Right. Let's sort the buyers from the spyers, the needy from the greedy, and those who trust me from the ones who don't, because if you can't see value here today, you're not up here shopping. You're up here shoplifting. You see these goods? Never seen daylight, moonlight, Israelite. Fanny by the gaslight. Take a bag, c'mon take a bag. I took a bag home last night. Cost me a lot more than ten pound, I can tell you. Anyone like jewelry? Look at that one there. Handmade in Italy, hand-stolen in Stepney. It's as long as my arm. I wish it was as long as something else. Don't think because these boxes are sealed up, they're empty. The only man who sells empty boxes is the undertaker, and by the look of some of you lot today, I'd make more money with me measuring tape. Here, one price. Ten pound.

Eddy says: Did you say ten pound?

Bacon says: Are you deaf?

Eddy says: That's a bargain. I'll take one.

Bacon says: Squeeze in if you can. Left leg, right leg, your body will follow. They call it walking. You want one as well, darling? You do? That's it. They're waking up. Treat the wife. Treat somebody else's wife. It's a lot more fun if you don't get caught. Hold on. You want one as well? Okay, darling, show me a bit of life then. It's no good standing out there like one o'clock half-struck. Buy them, you better buy them. These are not stolen, they just haven't been paid for, and we can't get them again. They've changed the bloody locks. Here. One for you. It's no good coming back later when I've sold out. "Too late, too late" will be the cry when the man with the bargains has passed you by. If you got no money on you now, you'll be crying tears as big as October cabbages.

Bacon says: Squeeze in if you can. Left leg, right leg, your body will follow. They call it walking. You want one as well, darling? You do? That's it. They're waking up. Treat the wife. Treat somebody else's wife. It's a lot more fun if you don't get caught. Hold on. You want one as well? Okay, darling, show me a bit of life then. It's no good standing out there like one o'clock half-struck. Buy them, you better buy them. These are not stolen, they just haven't been paid for, and we can't get them again. They've changed the bloody locks. Here. One for you. It's no good coming back later when I've sold out. 'Too late, too late' will be the cry when the man with the bargains has passed you by. If you got no money on you now, you'll be crying tears as big as October cabbages.

Eddy says: Bacon, cozzers!

Bacon says: Shit.

Bacon says: Harry didn't think that he did a very good job, so he grabbed the nearest thing to hand, which just so happened to be a 15 inch black rubber cock, and proceeded to beat poor old Smithy to death with. And that was seen as a nice way to go. Now, that, is why you pay Hatchet Harry, when you owe.

Lee Christmas says: I want your life I was thinking about taking it

Lee Christmas says: I want your life. I was thinking about taking it.

Paul says: is that right

Paul says: Is that right?

Lee Christmas says: i don't do so well in tight spaces so going to prison worries me you shouldn't of bruised her face i would of liked to keep it the way it was

Lee Christmas says: I don't do so well in tight spaces so going to prison worries me. You shouldn't of bruised her face. I would of liked to keep it the way it was.

Paul says: well keep the bitch because i am done with it

Paul says: Well keep the bitch because I am done with it.

Lee Christmas says: (fight scene between Lee and Paul's gang)

Lee Christmas says: [fight scene between Lee and Paul's gang]

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: [in the middle of a mexican standoff, a faint buzzing sound can be heard] What's that?

Lee Christmas says: I'm getting a text.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Excuse me?

Turkish says: Fuck me all, Tom! What's that?

Tommy says: It's me belt, Turkish.

Turkish says: No, Tommy, there's a gun in your trousers. What is a gun doing in your trousers?

Tommy says: It's for protection!

Turkish says: Protection from what? Zee Germans?

Lee Christmas says: The man who can best get along with a woman is the man who can best get along without them.

Farmer says: There's something i've always wanted to tell you...I love you.

Farmer says: There's something I've always wanted to tell you. I love you.

Danny Bryce says: You and I got a lot in common.

Doc Miles says: (to Chev) If you stop you die...

Doc Miles says: [to Chev] If you stop you die.

Chev Chelios says: (to Store Clerk) If you move you die

Chev Chelios says: [to store clerk] If you move you die.

Frank Martin says: I am listening...

Turkish says: So what do you do? You go to see the man that knows about these sort of things.

Turkish says: I fail to recognize the correlation between losing ten grand, hospitalizing Gorgeous, and a good deal.

Chev Chelios says: Who's got my fucking strawberry tart?

Jake Green says: One thing I've learned in the last seven years: in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.

Jake Green says: There is something about yourself that you don't know. Something that you will deny even exists, until it's too late to do anything about it. It's the only reason you get up in the morning. The only reason you suffer the shitty puss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. This is because you want people to know how good, attractive, generous, funny, wild and clever you really are. Fear or revere me, but please, think I'm special. We share an addiction. We're approval junkies. We're all in it for the slap on the back and the gold watch. The hip-hip-hoo-fuckin' rah. Look at the clever boy with the badge, polishing his trophy. Shine on you crazy diamond, because we're just monkeys wrapped in suits, begging for the approval of others.

Lee Christmas says: Are you Crazy? You could've killed me!

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: You're welcome!

Lee Christmas says: Hi. [Points to himself] Bhudda. [Points to Ross] Peat.

Lee Christmas says: [from trailer] You know it's not easy being your friend.

Arthur Bishop says: Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment.