Jason Statham

56, from Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK

Artwork for Furious 7Image of Jason Statham

Biography

Jason Statham (born 26 July 1967) is an English actor. He is known for portraying characters in various action-thriller films who are typically tough, hardboiled, gritty, or violent.

Statham began practising Chinese martial arts, 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 and competed 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. His past history working at market stalls inspired his casting in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).

The commercial success of these films led Statham to star as Frank Martin in the Transporter trilogy (2002–2008). After starring in a variety of heist and action-thriller films such as The Italian Job (2003), Crank (2006), War (2007), The Bank Job (2008), The Mechanic (2011), Spy (2015), and Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), he established himself as a Hollywood leading man. However, he has also starred in commercially and critically unsuccessful films such as Revolver (2005), Chaos (2005), In the Name of the King (2007), 13 (2010), Blitz (2011), Killer Elite (2011), Hummingbird (2013), and Wild Card (2015). He regained commercial success as a part of the ensemble action series The Expendables (2010–2014) and the Fast & Furious franchise. In the latter, he has played Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), F9 (2021) and the spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). He was credited as a co-producer on Hobbs & Shaw, receiving his first production credit.

Statham's acting has been criticised for lacking depth and variety, but he has also been praised for leading the resurgence of action films during the 2000s and 2010s. According to a BBC News report, his film career from 2002 to 2017 generated an estimated $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) in ticket sales, making him one of the film industry's most bankable stars.

Timeline

2025Future projects

  • Poster for Fast X: Part 2

    Deckard Shaw

2024Future projects

  • Poster for The Beekeeper

    Mr. Clay

2023Aged 56

  • Poster for Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

    Orson Fortune

  • Poster for Jean-Claude van Damme: Karate King

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Fast X

    Shaw

  • Poster for Meg 2: The Trench

    Jonas Taylor

  • Poster for Expend4bles

    Lee Christmas

2021Aged 54

  • Poster for Wrath of Man

    H

  • Poster for F9

    Deckard Shaw (uncredited)

2019Aged 52

  • Poster for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Deckard Shaw

2018Aged 51

  • Poster for The Meg

    Jonas Taylor

2017Aged 50

  • Poster for The Fate of the Furious

    Deckard

2016Aged 49

  • Poster for Mechanic: Resurrection

    Arthur Bishop

2015Aged 48

  • Poster for Wild Card

    Nick Wild

  • Poster for Furious 7

    Deckard Shaw

  • Poster for Spy

    Rick Ford

2014Aged 47

  • Poster for The Expendables 3

    Lee Christmas

2013Aged 46

  • Poster for Parker

    Parker

  • Poster for Hummingbird

    Joey Jones

  • Poster for Fast & Furious 6

    Deckard Shaw (uncredited)

  • Poster for Homefront

    Phil Broker

2012Aged 45

  • Poster for Safe

    Luke Wright

  • Poster for Truth In 24 II: Every Second Counts

    Narrator

  • Poster for The Expendables 2

    Lee Christmas

2011Aged 44

  • Poster for The Mechanic

    Arthur Bishop

  • Poster for Gnomeo & Juliet

    Tybalt (voice)

  • Poster for Blitz

    Tom Brant

  • Poster for Killer Elite

    Danny

2010Aged 43

  • Poster for 13

    Jasper

  • Poster for The Expendables

    Lee Christmas

  • Poster for Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'

    Self

2009Aged 42

  • Poster for Crank: High Voltage

    Chev Chelios

  • Poster for Direct Your Own Damn Movie!

    Self

2008Aged 41

  • Poster for The Bank Job

    Terry Leather

  • Poster for Death Race

    Jensen Ames

  • Poster for Truth In 24

    Narrator

  • Poster for Transporter 3

    Frank Martin

2007Aged 40

  • Poster for War

    Special Agent Jack Crawford

  • Poster for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

    Farmer

2006Aged 39

  • Poster for The Pink Panther

    Yves Gluant (uncredited)

  • Poster for Crank

    Chev Chelios

2005Aged 38

  • Poster for Chaos

    Det. Quentin Conners

  • Poster for Transporter 2

    Frank Martin

  • Poster for London

    Bateman

  • Poster for Revolver

    Jake Green

2004Aged 37

  • Poster for Collateral

    Man in Airport

  • Poster for Cellular

    Ethan

2003Aged 36

  • Poster for The Italian Job

    Handsome Rob

2002Aged 35

  • Poster for Ultimate Fights from the Movies

    Turkish (Snatch) (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Transporter

    Frank Martin

2001Aged 34

  • Poster for Making 'Snatch'

    Himself

  • Poster for Ghosts of Mars

    Sgt. Jericho Butler

  • Poster for The One

    MVA Agent Evan Funsch

  • Poster for Red Desert Nights: Making Ghosts of Mars

    Himself

  • Poster for Mean Machine

    Monk

2000Aged 33

  • Poster for Snatch

    Turkish

  • Poster for Turn It Up

    Mr. B

1998Aged 31

  • Poster for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    Bacon

Year unknown