Before becoming a world-famous action superstar, Jason Statham was a street vendor with many tricks and a smooth mouth.
In recent days, the name Jason Statham has once again been “heated up” thanks to the action-science fiction masterpiece “The Meg” (Vietnamese title: Super Tyrant Shark). This is a movie adaptation with a production budget of up to 150 million USD, with cooperation between the US and China.
Jason Statham is giving an excellent performance in “The Meg”.
The film is considered “tailor-made” for Jason Statham. Not disappointing his fans, the actor returned with dramatic action scenes and scenes showing off his toned muscles, captivating women.
Jason Statham plays “The Meg” with Li Bingbing.
Before “The Meg”, the actor born in 1967 also made his mark with similar roles in the series “Transporter” and “Fast and Furious”.
Multi-talented street vendor
In “The Meg,” Statham plays a lifeguard who rescues ocean exploration scientists. Therefore, most of his scenes are related to water and scuba diving. This did not make it difficult for the actor because he used to be a professional diver and almost represented England at the 1992 Olympics.
Jason Statham used to be a professional diver.
It can be said that Jason Statham is one of Hollywood’s multi-talented stars as he is good at acting, good at martial arts, good at singing, a “magical” catwalk performer, and also an athlete.
Statham’s above skills make many people mistakenly think he comes from a well-off background and has been properly trained since childhood. However, the truth is that it was his unstable childhood that “forged” him into the “skilled” man he is today.
He was born in 1967, in the Derbyshire mountains (England), his father was an amateur singer and street vendor, and his mother was a bar dancer.
From a young age, the “Transporter” star joined the family band as a drummer, accompanied by his father, the lead singer, and his brother, who played the guitar, to “walk” performances. The actor once wanted to pursue a singing career, but his father directed him to become a street vendor, which is considered to have a more stable income.
The main products that Statham “deals with” are jewelry and perfume. He said, the things he sells are from the same “source” as the expensive products in the store, but because the investment capital is less, he is satisfied with the style of street peddling “a little fun and enough to make a living.” ”.
The time spent as a peddler not only brought this 6x star money to cover his daily life, but also taught him many tricks, “cleverness” and the ability to talk like no one else.
Jason Statham once worked as a street vendor to make a living.
Straight into Hollywood thanks to “smart mouth”
Although he had a talent for swimming, young Jason Statham did not focus much on practicing, but was only engrossed in dating female athletes. As a result, he missed the opportunity to compete in the Olympics.
After his first failure, the teenage boy decided to quit his career as a street vendor to study martial arts and pursue his dream of becoming a stuntman. Learning judo, boxing, and jujitsu not only helps Statham become agile and skilled, but also gives him a toned, muscular body – the necessary elements to become a Hollywood action star.
Jason Statham’s debut role was in the crime film “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels” (1998). Perhaps even he could not have imagined that the tricks and “smoothness” gained through his time as a street vendor would take his first step on the path to Hollywood fame.
During the casting session, British director Guy Ritchie asked the young actor to try selling him a fake necklace. “Winning the trick”, Statham easily conquered the selection committee, surpassing thousands of other well-trained candidates to get the first role of his career.
Successfully portraying the role of Bacon in “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels”, Statham continued to be favored by Guy for a role in the movie “Snatch” (2000).
After many supporting roles, Statham received his first leading role in the first part of “Transporter” in 2002, then continued to stick with this action series in parts 2 and 3. The role of mercenary Frank Martin brought Jason Statham rose to stardom, and since then his name has always been associated with the title “transporter”.
Up to now, after 20 years of working, Jason Statham is a world-famous Hollywood action superstar, possessing a huge cinematic fortune with a series of hit blockbusters such as “The Expendables”, “The Italian Job”, “The Italian Job”. Transporter”, “Crank”, “Bank Job”, “Fast & Furious”… and recently “The Meg”.
Currently, Jason Statham is one of the highest-earning actors in Hollywood.
Huge assets still “love” slippers
As the name “box office guarantee”, most of the movies Statham appears in have achieved “huge” revenue, reaching the billion USD mark.
Along with his popularity, the British actor’s salary also increases with each film. In his first film, he received 5,000 pounds (nearly 150 million VND), for the second film this number was 15,000 pounds (nearly 450 million VND), then for “Transporter” the salary increased to 750,000 USD ( more than 17 billion VND).
Besides being an actor and model, Jason Statham is also “cool” in business. He owns the Fat Statham Burger fast food restaurant chain in London, the Shirebrook Angels football club, the Pure Wonderstatham vodka brand and his own perfume and fashion clothing lines.
Recently, Statham was named in People With Money magazine’s list of the world’s highest-paid actors, having earned $96 million in the past year from filming, filming commercials, investing in real estate… According to estimates. Guess, “The Transporter” has assets worth 275 million USD.
Fame brings money to British actors.
Like many other stars, Jason Statham also owns many majestic real estate properties. He has at least two villas: one on the beach in Malibu worth $12 million and one in Los Angeles worth $7.5 million. In addition, for work convenience, he also has a number of apartments in central Hollywood.
Besides, he also owns a collection of luxury cars Audi S8, Jaguar E type, Aston Martin DBS Volante, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640…
That’s how rich he is, except when looking dashing at important events, the actor born in 1967 seems to love a simple dressing style, especially wearing slippers. Recently, at the premiere of “The Meg”, he did not hesitate to combine slippers with a luxurious vest.
Not only has his career flourished and his money is “abundant”, Jason Statham also found happiness with Rosie Huntington Whiteley – the beautiful “angel” of the famous lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret.
The two have been dating since 2010 and often appear together at red carpet events, as well as in everyday life. During 7 years of being together, there was hardly any bad news between the couple.
Last year, the “amateur – beauty” couple welcomed a member – an adorable baby boy – to their happy home. Currently, despite being busy with filming, Jason Statham still spends time with his lover and son.
Jason Statham is happy with his beautiful wife and son.