A cool “carrier” on screen and an idyllic Jason Statham in real life are two very different versions of the Hollywood action superstar.
Superstar guy comes from an ordinary background
Referring to the name Jason Statham, fans will often immediately think of the Transporter and Fast and Furious series, in which the handsome actor plays cool but also very “talented” martial arts characters.
Before becoming a famous Hollywood action superstar, Jason Statham was a professional diver, and almost represented England at the Olympics.
He also used to sing, is also a model and has girlfriend, blonde supermodel Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
Just a brief look at his resume, Jason Statham’s diverse talents from singing to acting, martial arts, modeling, and athletes are enough to amaze the audience.
Many people think that Jason must have been born into a well-to-do family and trained and nurtured his talents from a young age. However, the truth is quite the opposite.
Jason Statham was born in the mountains of Derbyshire, England in a family of an amateur singer and peddler father and a bar dancer mother.
The precarious career of his parents taught Jason Statham two things: the desire to get rich and the ability to perform. From a young age, he followed his father and brother to perform in a family band with his father as the lead vocalist, his brother playing the guitar and Jason as the drummer.
The actor has had his days singing for a living, even wanting to pursue this profession, but Jason’s father oriented him to become a street vendor to have a more stable income.
In his youth, Jason Statham learned many tricks on the street by selling goods to passersby.
” I usually sell jewelry and perfume on the street. Basically what I sell can be bought at Barneys or any exorbitant store. But there they need bright lights, carpeted floors and chandelier ceiling.
They have to spend money on those so they can’t sell a necklace for the same price as mine. I get my goods from the same source and sell them on the street, having a little fun and making a living, ” the action superstar shared about her past as a street vendor.
Later, it was Jason Statham’s eloquence that was what helped him get his first role, and also his ticket to Hollywood.
When he auditioned for the role of British director Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Jason Statham was asked to try and sell the director a fake necklace.
Thanks to “winning the cabinet” as a hawker, Jason Statham easily won the hearts of the crew, dignified and got his first role without going through any training school.
Simultaneously with the sale, Jason Statham is also a member of the national diving team and was quite famous for his natural diving talent. Despite his talent, Jason Statham in his teens did not focus on practice, but often dated Russian athletes.
After missing out on the opportunity to compete in the 1992 Olympics, Jason Statham decided to give up both his sports career and street sales to study martial arts and dimly dreamed of a career as a stuntman.
He practiced judo, boxing, and jujitsu a little bit at a time and gradually accumulated the qualities of an action martial arts star.
Talent is a contributing factor to Jason Statham’s success, but it is his inquisitive and experimental attitude that is the key point that makes him one of the best-selling action movie actors today.
” I was paid £5,000 for my first film Lock, Stock. Then Guy paid me 15,000 for my second film, Snatch.
But actually I can totally do all those movies without a dime. I just wanted the chance to try something different ,” Jason said.
And exactly 20 years after his debut role seemed to be just a “changing” job, Jason Statham has become a Hollywood action superstar famous around the world.
Huge fortune still only likes to wear slippers
Jason Statham’s movie fortune at the age of 51 is quite remarkable with a series of hit blockbusters such as The Expendables, The Italian Job, Transporter series, Crank, Bank Job, Fast & Furious.
The films starring Jason almost all win big at the box office and gross more than a billion dollars in total.
From a salary of 5000 pounds (about 150 million VND) for the first film, Jason Statham has stepped up to stardom and was paid about 750,000 dollars (about 17 billion VND) in the movie Transporter.
Jason Statham always knows how to maintain his name with new action works that are constantly coming out.
Recently, People With Money magazine voted Jason as one of the highest-earning actors in the world with a figure of $ 96 million in the past year thanks to the money paid for filming, advertising, and real estate investment. ,…
In addition to being an actor, Jason Statham also owns the Fat Statham Burger chain in London, is the owner of his hometown Shirebrook Angels football club, has a vodka label called Pure Wonderstatham and has a line of perfumes and pants. own fashion shirt.
This magazine predicts the total fortune that Jason Statham owns to about $ 275 million.
In terms of real estate, Jason Statham owns at least two mansions, one on the Malibu beachfront and the other in Los Angeles. The beach house is worth $12 million, and the second one is Spanish-style, which he bought from comedian Ben Stiller for $7.5 million.
The action superstar also has a number of apartments in the center of Hollywood to facilitate commuting during work.
Jason Statham’s car collection is also full of luxury supercars such as Audi S8, Jaguar E type, Aston Martin DBS Volante, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, …
With his natural handsomeness and huge fortune, it is not difficult for Jason Statham to become a gentleman with an elegant and pompous fashion style.
And especially when his girlfriend is a world-class supermodel Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Jason Statham always has to look dashing when walking with beautiful people.
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington Whiteley are always a fashionably dressed couple at every place and event they are present.
However, when there is no beautiful girlfriend by his side, the rich actor often dresses unbelievably simple.
When going down the street to do simple shopping or walking around the neighborhood where he lives, Jason Statham sheds his suit to “loyalty” to a simple T-shirt and sweatpants like every other normal middle-aged man.
In particular, his “undivided” accessory is a pair of comfortable slippers that make him even less of a rich movie superstar.
The actor likes to wear slippers so much that he recently brought this “fashion style” to the red carpet in China when promoting his new movie The Meg.
Perhaps because of his popular background, Jason Statham does not have the luxury of spending money or playing as his Hollywood colleagues.
He has always been a secretive person in his private life. Even the love affair with the supermodel was kept by Jason Statham from all sorts of scandals for 7 years.
Last year, Jason Statham became a father. The actor is currently living a happy life with his girlfriend and one-year-old son. Although busy filming, Jason Statham still spends time taking care of his wife and children.