April 28, 2011

Brit of the Week

Jason Statham (Sept 12, 1967) hails from Derbyshire, England, the son of a homemaker and lounge singer. He moved to Norfolk, where he met his lifelong friend former footballer and actor Vinnie Jones. When he was young he pursued diving and was a member of Britain's National Diving Squad for 12 years. He soon began modeling and was later introduced to Guy Ritchie, who was casting for "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels". Statham's career was on a roll when he landed parts in "Snatch", "Ghosts of Mars", and "The One", but it was his decision to take the lead role in "The Transporter", that catapulted him into mainstream movie stardom. Up next: "The Mechanic (with Ben Foster) and "The Killer Elite" (with Clive Owen and Robert De Niro).

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