Date of Birth: 12 September 1972
Jason Statham biography:
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/I) 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. 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/I) and once in Crank (2006). Has appeared in two films with Ray Liotta, Revolver (2005/I) and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007), both in which he is the protagonist and Liotta is the antagonist.