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Did nearly all of his own stunts in The Transporter (2002), including car chase sequences, scuba diving sequences and fight sequences.


His break into the entertainment business came when an agent put him on an advertisement for the French Connection clothing company.


Prior to The Transporter (2002) he already had a background in martial arts which enabled him to perform his own fight sequences.


Was originally set play Private Cooper in Dog Soldiers (2002), but dropped out to star in Ghosts of Mars (2001).


Offered the role of Agent 47 in Hitman (2007) after Vin Diesel was dropped from the project. Timothy Olyphant eventually took the role.


Well trained in mixed martial arts and is an expert in kick boxing.


Has appeared in three different films in which his character gets attacked with an axe, The Transporter (2002), Transporter 2 (2005) and War (2007).


Has appeared twice in two different movies in a scene involving his character talking to himself in an elevator, during what appears to be a hallucination. Once in Revolver (2005/I) and once in Crank (2006).


Has appeared in two films with Ray Liotta, Revolver (2005/I) and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007), both in which he is the protagonist and Liotta is the antagonist.


Jason Statham claims Guy Ritchie owes his money - for losing loads of games of chess. Dated: November 16, 2005 The tough guy actor, who has starred in three of the director's movies, has confessed he and Guy became obsessed with the geeky board game on the set of 'Revolver' - and Jason insists he always won. He said: "I played more chess with Guy on that set than I've ever played in my life. He owes me a lot of money because he lost so many times. And I need it more than he does!" Meanwhile, Jason believes he has a doppelganger who is dating famous beauties. The star, who used to romance Kelly Brook, claims he can't understand why he has been seen out with Pamela Anderson and Denise Van Outen when he barely even knows them. He revealed to Britain's Night and Day magazine: "I've never even said hello to Pam. The closest I got to her was being in the same room at a Vanity Fair party one year. "And then I hear about me and Denise at some Indian restaurant in southeast London. It must be my double! He's not getting any work doing the stunts for me, so he must be getting a bit of work filling in with the ladies."


Fan of: James Bond and hoped to be the next 007


TV commercial: Kit Kat chocolate


Music Video Appearance: Muzik, Dream A Little Dream


Has worked twice with Chris Evans and Jessica Biel, first on Mobilni (2004), then on London (2005/I).


Jason Statham spent 12 years on the British national diving team, competing on the 10-meter platform and the 3-meter springboard. In 1992, he was ranked 12th in the world as a platform diver.


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