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Also Known As: Jason Michael Statham Died:
Born: September 12, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, model, professional diver

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One of very few English actors to find success in American action films, Jason Statham was an untrained unknown when director Guy Ritchie cast him in a close-to-home role as a con artist in his directorial debut "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998). Praised for its fresh visual style and quick wit, the film defined a new era of action caper and helped establish Statham as the go-to-guy for handsome, cockney outlaws in action thrillers like "The Italian Job" (2003) and "Cellular" (2004). His background as a professional athlete and his proficiency in martial arts and gutsy physical stunts were not so unusual for an action star, but his accent and unique persona as a streetwise Londoner added an extra layer of appeal and enabled him to break through to U.S. audiences. Stratham enjoyed a growing international fan base, thanks to several action franchises, including "The Transporter" (2002) and "Crank" (2006), both of which spawned commercially successful sequels. Meanwhile, he was able to show off his acting chops in "The Bank Job" (2008), a smart crime thriller based on a real-life 1971 robbery. From there, he joined the steroid-laden cast of "The Expendables" (2010) and tackled the Charles...

One of very few English actors to find success in American action films, Jason Statham was an untrained unknown when director Guy Ritchie cast him in a close-to-home role as a con artist in his directorial debut "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998). Praised for its fresh visual style and quick wit, the film defined a new era of action caper and helped establish Statham as the go-to-guy for handsome, cockney outlaws in action thrillers like "The Italian Job" (2003) and "Cellular" (2004). His background as a professional athlete and his proficiency in martial arts and gutsy physical stunts were not so unusual for an action star, but his accent and unique persona as a streetwise Londoner added an extra layer of appeal and enabled him to break through to U.S. audiences. Stratham enjoyed a growing international fan base, thanks to several action franchises, including "The Transporter" (2002) and "Crank" (2006), both of which spawned commercially successful sequels. Meanwhile, he was able to show off his acting chops in "The Bank Job" (2008), a smart crime thriller based on a real-life 1971 robbery. From there, he joined the steroid-laden cast of "The Expendables" (2010) and tackled the Charles Bronson role in "The Mechanic" (2011). Because of his high-octane films and international appeal with moviegoers of both genders, Statham emerged as one of the 21 century's most bankable action stars.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Spy (2015)
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 Homefront (2013)
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 Heat (2013)
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 Parker (2013)
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 Hummingbird (2013)
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 Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
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 Mechanic, The (2011)
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Appeared in British TV commercials
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Worked as a con man on London's street, hustling fake designer perfume and knock-off jewelry
1998:
Cast by director Guy Ritchie as one of a quartet of would-be gangsters in crime comedy "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
2000:
Reteamed with Ritchie for a leading role in "Snatch"
2001:
Co-starred as a futuristic policeman in "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars"
2001:
Appeared alongside Jet Li in "The One"
2002:
Starred as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative in the action feature "The Transporter"
2003:
Cast in F. Gary Gray's ensemble action feature "The Italian Job"
2004:
Starred opposite Kim Basinger in the thriller "Cellular"
2005:
Returned for the sequel "Transporter 2"; scripted by Luc Besson
2005:
Once again teamed with Ritchie for "Revolver" (released theatrically in 2007)
2006:
Cast opposite Steve Martin in the "The Pink Panther" prequel
2006:
Played hit-man Chev Chelios in the high-octane thriller, "Crank"
2007:
Co-starred opposite Jet Li in "War"
2008:
Starred in "The Bank Job," directed by Roger Donaldson and based on a 1971 true life robbery
2008:
Played the lead in Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of 1975 film "Death Race"
2008:
Reprised role as Frank Martin for "Transporter 3"
2009:
Reprised role of Chev Chelios for the sequel "Crank 2: High Voltage"
2010:
Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film featured a Who's Who of action stars including Bruce Willis, Jet Li, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
2011:
Voiced character of Tybalt in animated feature "Gnomeo & Juliet"
2011:
Co-starred with Robert De Niro and Clive Owen in action feature "Killer Elite"
2012:
Starred in action thriller "Safe"
2013:
Played titular thief opposite Jennifer Lopez in crime thriller "Parker"
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companion:
Kelly Brook. Model, actor, host of Britain's "The Big Breakfast" show.

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