- Birthday12th Sep, 67
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusSingle
Jason Statham was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England on 12th September 1967. He is an English actor and a former diver. He originally pursued a career in diving and was a member of Britain’s National Diving Squad for twelve years. He began modeling for the clothing line French Connection and later starred in Guy Ritchie’s movies Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. He is also known for his roles in movies like The Transporter, Death Race, Crank, The Bank Job, War and more recently in The Expendables and Killer Elite.
Jason has worked in more than 20 films since 1998. Statham has earned almost all his wealth from acting in films. His films have grossed a total of more than $1 billion at the box office. His highest grossing film is The Expendables. He made $450,000 for The Italian Job in 2003 and made a cool $750,000 for The Transporter. Jason Statham has also given voice- over to the video games Call of Duty and Red Faction II. Jason Statham has also starred in a hit movie series- Crank. He is said to have earned around $5 million for his role in Crank.
Statham knows well how to spend his hard-earned money. He has bought himself a 3,355 square-foot house in the Malibu Colony in Malibu, California on an area of land next to the sea for $10 million. Not satisfied, he also purchased a 2281 square-foot house, in Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles in 2005 after spending $2.4 million. Jason Statham choice of cars is an Audi. He owns an Audi S8 along with other cars. His hobbies include diving, football, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. He is known to be a fan of Panerai watches. Jason Statham does not make his donations public. Therefore, he does not feature on the list of celebrity donors.
The son of a lounge singer, Jason had his passion in diving in his early days. He shared a relationship with model Kelly Brook for seven years, till 2004. Since April 2010, he has been dating model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. His break into the entertainment field came when an agent put him on an advertisement for the French Connection clothing company. While working for French Connection(FCUK), British director Guy Ritchie who took him in his film Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. After that, Jason Statham never looked back. He is currently working on The Expendables 2 along with Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone.
- I'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.
- People take chances every now and then, and you don't want to disappoint them.
- The fight training was very extensive, a lot of stretching, a lot of coordination of balance exercises.
- If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors.
- I think being a competitive diver for years helps you focus and dedicate yourself to what's needed.
Did you know?
- He is a well trained in Mixed Martial Arts and is an expert in Kickboxing.
- He is noted for being typecast as an antihero
- He has spent 12 years on the British national diving team, competing on the 10-meter platform and the 3-meter springboard.
- He has appeared in three different films in which his character gets attacked with an axe, "The Transporter", "Transporter 2" and "War".
Family & relationships
Malibu Beach home
Jason Stathom owns a plush home in Malibu, which he purchased for an estimated amount of $10,950,000. The waterfront property includes 5 bedrooms and plenty of windows throughout the home.
Location: The beautiful home is located in Malibu, California, USA.
Accommodation: Spread over 3,355 square feet, the lavish home boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms, beautiful living room, a kitchen an open sitting area. A fair number of windows in each room offer marvelous ocean views. The living room features white furniture and beautifully adorned walls. The dining space featuring wooden chairs is adjacent to the living room and holds space for eight people. The spacious kitchen incorporates all modern appliances while the bedroom features a simple yet elegant décor.
Los Angeles home
The British actor owns a Spanish style compound in the affluent Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, which he bought from hilarious actor Ben Stiller for $7.3 million. The property was created in 1999 after mergence of three separate properties.
Location: The pricey compound is located in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, California, USA.
Accommodation: The Spanish-style compound features 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The compound also includes a 1,161-square-foot guest house for entertaining guests. A gorgeous rectangular outdoor pool offers the perfect ambiance to relax in the cool water. Numerous sitting areas in outdoor encourage chit chat and fun activities. Ample of greenery in outdoors makes the environment extremely soothing and refreshing. The home interiors are adorned with marvelous art pieces, and present an aura of positivity and happiness.
Los Angeles home
Jason Statham owns a plush apartment in Los Angeles, which the actor purchased for $1,543,515. Positioned on the eighth floor, the 2,140 square feet apartment offers brilliant views over Hollywood Blvd. The apartment is currently on sale for $1,395,000. Apart from the Broadway Building apartment, the actor also owned a 2,280 square feet, three bedroom house in Hollywood, which was sold for $2.7 million.
Location: The plush apartment is located in the Broadway Building in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Accommodation: Spread over 2,140 square feet, the plush apartment features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room and kitchen. One of the two bedrooms is a doorless cubby off the living room. The mammoth living room features a wall of tall windows, colossal snow white sofas, white coffee table and white shag rug on the floor. The living room’s wall of tall windows offers marvelous outdoor views. The well equipped kitchen incorporates all the right appliances and a large size island for chopping, slicing, dicing, and mixing. The master bathroom includes a separate tub and shower, two marvelous sinks and glossy black counter tops.
Marvelous outdoor views
The eminent actor adores Jet Skiing, and has been spotted a number of times riding a Jet Ski. The actor was recently seen playing with the waves, riding a Jet Ski with his girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, in the marvelous vacation destination St. Barts. Jason’s love for water sport activities is evident from the fact that he was also an active member of Britain’s National Diving Squad for almost twelve years.
Jason Stathom owns an Audi A8, a full-size luxury sedan featuring a near-perfect mingle of luxury, performance and style. Equipped with a 4.2-liter direct-injected V8 engine, Audi A8 develops 372 horsepower and features a dynamic steering system that can interfere with automatic counter steering during slide journey. Other prominent features of the luxury sedan include a sumptuous cabin, automatic emergency braking, night vision with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control featuring stop-and-go capability.
Apart from the full-size luxury sedan Audi A8, Jason’s car collection features a gorgeous silver Audi R8. Outfitted with a monstrous 5,204cc V10 petrol engine 552bhp and 398lb ft @ 6,500rpm, Audi A8 features a top speed of 199mph and attains acceleration from 0-62mph in 3.6sec. The cool car features bold styling to make a commanding presence on road and incorporates a bunch of handy features making it a talented supercar.
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Jason owns a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, an all-wheel drive super car outfitted with a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V12 engine developing an amazing 631 hp and 487 lb-ft torque. The powerful Murcielago easily sprints 0-60 mph in about 3.4 seconds and features a dual hydraulic circuit brake system to ensure instant halt when required. Electronically controlled dampers enhance the car’s driving, handling and stability at top speeds, while the superiorly designed cabin offers ample legroom to ensure a relaxed ride.
Aston Martin DBS Volante
Apart from a Lamborghini Murcielago and two Audis, the eminent actor also owns an Aston Martin DBS Volante, which he adores driving. Equipped with a commanding 6.0-liter V12 engine, producing 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, Volante attains acceleration from 0-62 mph in about 4.3 seconds. The luxury convertible features an Adaptive Damping System for optimized ride comfort. Other highlights of the high performance car include a 13 speaker audio system, HDD satellite navigation system and an iPod connector.
Jaguar E Type
British actor Jason Statham arrived at the Las Vegas premiere of his movie “The Mechanic” held on March 2011 in his brick red Jaguar E type car. The vehicle possesses a seductive combination of great looks and superb performance. The sports car’s 5.2 liter Series III V12 engine utilizes a manual 4 speed transmission system and delivers 276bhp of power along with 301 lb-ft of torque. Highest speed that can be attained is 240 km/hour and a jump from zero to 100 km/hour takes 6.4 seconds. The bucket seats sport a vinyl leather upholstered finish and expensive rugs line the floor.
Actor Jason Statham has been photographed several times behind the wheels of his metallic black Audi S8 which features an aluminum frame body along with its metallic paint and 20 inch alloy wheels, providing the vehicle a contemporary look. The spacious interior boasts of a sumptuous leather and wooden trim level. The seats have been upholstered in expensive suede leather and the dashboard along with armrest’s feature expensive oak wood paneling. The entertainment package consists of the exclusive 350 Watt 12 speaker Bose audio system which delivers a crisp theater quality sound experience.
Actor Jason Statham was spotted having a great time in the beautiful islands of St Bart, with his partner Alex Zosman, accompanied by fellow Hollywood star Orlando Bloom and his girlfriend Miranda Kerr. The actor was spotted showing off his diving skills as he jumped from the top deck of the yacht into the blue sea. Jason and his girlfriend were also seen sharing some romantic moments on the yacht.
Location: The petite yet elegant Island is located in the Northern Antilles Arc, between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Accommodation: The marvelous Island is home to numerous cottages, bungalows and hotels offering a wide range to visitors along with a relaxed ambiance. The airy luxurious rooms incorporate brilliant design and furnishings and all luxurious amenities making it a great accommodation for the well-heeled.
Main Attraction: One of the beloved destinations for the affluent and eminent, St Bart features gorgeous beaches, sizzling shopping locations, and luxurious spa facilities. About 14 splendid secluded white sand beaches, naturally rich with incredible flora and fauna provide space for numerous outdoor fun activities like sunbathing, strolling, volleyball and jogging. Gustavia and St. Jean are the most implausible shopping destinations offering a good deal on designer clothes, jewelry and liquor.
An on screen actor, Jason Statham also brings some bit of heroism in his real life as he supports the Autograph Store Charity Fundraising, by signing the charity’s auction items. Autograph Store Charity Fundraising offers support to the 2,500 non profits located throughout the world. The charity approaches celebrities for signing the fundraising items like guitar, album etc and auctions the items to raise funds for attaining its noble goals.
The charming actor carries a Bottega Veneta Intrecciato VN Medium Duffel Bag, which reveals his like for the eminent brand. Known for a sense of exclusiveness and elegance, the brand’s bags hold a prominent position in the luxury segment. Crafted from premium quality materials by skilled craftsmen, Bottega Veneta bags are a hot favorite among the celebrities.
IWC Big Pilots
Jason Statham has been spotted a couple of times wearing the IWC Big Pilots watch, which adds up a new dimension to the actor’s style. A gem from the Swiss watch manufacturers, the water resistant watch features an automatic movement with the exclusive patented Pellaton Winding System, seven day power reserve with indicator and date display. The elegant watch features a black dial, a gorgeous leather strap and an innovative design which is the outcome of skilled workmanship.
The talented actor was spotted carrying a Canon EOS 450D camera, taking shots on the sets of his own movie. The 12.1-megapixel digital camera produces stunning images bearing brilliant colors and brightness, making it a hot favorite camera for the naturalists. The single-lens reflex camera incorporates a head turning design and is compact and extremely easy to use for everyone.