With a masculine and cool appearance, “carrier” Jason Statham has also been the world’s top action star for more than a decade.
As one of Britain’s most stylish men, behind millions of fans, dating beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and whose movies attract millions of viewers, Jason Statham’s life is a dream. of countless people. His status is now an action superstar, joining the ranks of veteran names like Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Dolph Lundgren.
Who is Jason Statham?
Jason Statham Born on July 26, 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, is a very famous British film actor and diver.
From a young age, Jason Statham was interested in sports, specifically martial arts (kickboxing and Karate), diving and football. Thanks to regular daily practice, Statham was selected to join the UK diving team. At the 1990 Commonwealth Games, he represented England in competition.
With a growing reputation, Sports Promotions invited Jason Statham to model for French Connection fashion brand with the reason that “ We wanted a model with a masculine appearance but not too much like a typical male model. “ . From here, the real life-changing opportunity came to Statham when he was noticed by director Guy Ritchie.
Jason Statham’s Early Movies
Jason Statham’s cool style inspired director Guy Ritchie.
Jason Statham was casting a street con artist for Lock , Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (British Gang) and Statham’s face quickly convinced the difficult director. After listening to Statham talk about the period when he had to help his father sell jewelry, fake perfume … on the street, director Ritchie decided to give Statham the role of Bacon.
Born in 1998, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (British gang) quickly became successful both artistically and commercially with its thrilling content and unique comedy style.
Two years later, Statham continued to participate in another Ritchie project, Snatch (Jewelry Thief) . This time, his co-stars also include international stars like Brad Pitt or Benicio del Toro. The role of the Turkish boxing organizer helped Statham really enter Hollywood, after Snatch became one of the highest-rated films of 2000.
Jason Statham movies: Movies that made a name for yourself
In most of the films Jason Statham has participated in from 1998 to now, he often plays characters standing in the dark, coming from an ambiguous background, always keeping his face as cold as ice, good at action, extremely mysterious and ready willing to ship anything as long as it pays a high price. He is famous for his brand of “skinned assassins” and ecstatic stunts on screen.
“The Transporter”, jockey by Jason Statham
Statham’s journey in Hollywood began with two films Ghosts of Mars and The One in 2001. The stars of these films are Ice Cube and Jet Li, respectively, but Jason Statham didn’t have to wait long to get a foothold. In 2002, he was cast in the lead role of Frank Martin in the action film The Transporter, written and produced by French filmmaker Luc Besson.
Jason Statham is associated with the image of “The Transporter” in the trilogy of films of the same name. This is a work that introduces Hollywood to an action superstar from the land of fog.
Martin is an excellent driver, ready to rent anything and always on time. He has three rules for himself: “Once an agreement is made, it must be followed”, “Do not reveal the name” and “Never open the delivered item”. A mission has caused trouble for the “mercenary”. Martin is assigned to deliver a “goods” to the notorious gangster. On the way, this “goods” shows up as the beautiful girl Lai (Thu Ky) and puts Martin in danger…
The Transporter was the breakthrough in Jason Statham’s career. With a budget of $21 million, the film grossed $43 million, although it was not well received by critics. Statham’s extremely “cool” appearance and eye-catching combat and shooting scenes help The Transporter attract a large fan base. The Transporter also had two more seasons in 2005 and 2008 and grossed nearly 200 million USD.
Jason Statham and Shu Qi.
In addition to the angular face, eyes and voice exuding coldness, Jason Statham also performed all the action scenes in the movie without the help of a stuntman.
Since The Transporter , the action movie scripts have been sent to Jason Statham. The type of characters he takes on are usually non-hero roles, but are good at martial arts and are put in difficult situations. His later films glorified Jason Statham as a superstar of “anti-hero” roles.
Jason Statham explains: “In my childhood, I met a lot of outlaw personalities and had no idea what they were up to. So now, I play the role of such people and rely on my own experience.”
The Italian Job – 2003
The remake of The Italian Job (Traitor) brings together many A-list stars such as Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and even Jason Statham. The film revolves around a cheeky robbery in the heart of the city of Los Angeles. Just creating a successful fake traffic jam scene, the group of thieves will drill straight from the ground up to steal billions of dollars of gold. The Italian Job grossed $106 million in North America against a production budget of $60 million.
Chaos (Chaos – 2005)
Chaos (Chaos) is one of Jason Statham’s “sprint” film projects, because the film was shot in just 22 days due to financial problems. His main character, Quentin Conners, is a police officer who is fired from the industry for his negligence that resulted in the death of a civilian. However, Conners suddenly became involved in a bank robbery in Seattle, when the leader of the bandit only insisted on seeing him alone.
The Freak (Crank 2006, Crank: High Voltage 2009)
The two-part action/comedy title revolves around the assassin Chev played by the actor. Due to being implanted by the bad guy, he always had to keep his heart rate high if he didn’t want to die. Having to act crazy to find out who is behind the incident, and have to find ways to keep the heart rate high (even by doing “sex” in public), two Crank movies create many unique and unbelievable situations to the point of humor.
Death Race ( Death Race 2008)
This is a remake of the famous 1975 movie Death Race 2000. The film attracts the audience by a huge supercar lineup including Ford Mustang GT 2006, Dodge Ram 2004, Porsche 911, Chrysler 300C, BMW 735i 1989, Buick Riviera 1966 . … Jason Statham, who used to have a lot of super driving experience in The Transporter series , should have no trouble playing the violent lead role of Jensen in Death Race .
No need to be the main hero, the British actor is enough to attract tens of millions of fans around the world thanks to his “anti-hero” roles.
The Expendables Series (2010, 2012, 2014)
The Expendables (The Expendables) is an unprecedented phenomenon of the action film genre when bringing together many top Hollywood action stars from different generations. Jason Statham’s Christmas character throughout the three films all played an important role and was favored by the director for many acting lands to expose skilled melee and knife-throwing techniques.
The Mechanic (The Mechanic 2011, 2016)
Professional assassin Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) has a knack for staging the murders he commits into traffic accidents. Once, he was forced to kill his close friend Harry on orders from his superiors. Because of this guilt, he decided to train Harry’s son to become a professional assassin, making him his partner.
Part 2 of the film was produced and published in 2016 after 6 years since part 1 (2011).
Live Cryptography (Safe, 2012)
With a budget of $30 million, most of Safe ‘s scenes were shot in Philadelphia and New York. This time, he transforms into a former police officer, accidentally having to perform two parallel tasks: to rescue a 12-year-old Chinese girl named Mei – who possesses a transcendent mind that can remember every sequence of numbers, at the same time have to deal with the infamous Triad, the Russian mafia and corrupt New York officials.
The film was released in 2012, leaving an indelible mark on Jason Statham.
Too fast & too dangerous (Fast and Furious 6, 7, 8, 9)
At the end of Fast & Furious 6 (2013), the audience learned that Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) – the brother of the criminal Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) – was the one who caused the death of Han (Sung Kang) on the street. Tokyo City, Japan. After that, the former British special agent continued to chase the heroes, even planted a bomb on the Toretto family, only to be defeated and imprisoned in Fast & Furious 7 (2015).
Entering season 8, the audience continues to discover more about Deckard Shaw and understand more about this contradictory character. However, Fast & Furious 8 allowing Jason Statham’s character Deckard Shaw to convert to a regular basis created a wave of controversy. Immediately, screenwriter Chris Morgan reassured fans by saying: “We don’t know Shaw’s story yet. I think there’s a lot more to discover about the character and it’s going to be very interesting when it comes to light.”
To better understand Deckard Shaw, the audience will have to watch Fast & Furious 9, the movie was scheduled to be released from April 19, 2019 but has been delayed to May 22, 2020.
Every time he appeared with a bald head, accompanied by a cold face like money, and then attracted tens of millions of fans around the world thanks to those “anti-hero” roles.