While he keeps a house in the UK, Statham spends most of his time in Los Angeles, California.
In August 2008, Jason was escorted out of the annual Midsummer Night's Dream Party at the Playboy Mansion by security, following his refusal to pose for photographs with models.
Jason ranked No.40 in AfterElton.com's Hot 100 of 2007. In 2008, he moved down 38 spots to No.78.
Jason still considers UK to be his home. Whenever he is in Hollywood to shoot a movie, what he misses most about his home country is hanging out with his friends.
Bank Job was one of Statham's movies that did not require a lot of action scenes. When the short fight scene he had at the end of the movie was included in the film trailer, he got irritated that the movie was promoted as an action film when in fact, it was not.
In 2008, Statham disproved the rumors going around the Internet that he was approached for a role in the G.I. Joe movie.
Jason ranked No.41 in New Woman magazine's list of the world's 100 sexiest men in 2006.
Jason appeared in TV commercials for Kit Kat chocolate.
Jason appeared in the music video for Knoc-Turn'al's "Muzik."
Jason was discovered by a talent agent while he was training at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in the late '90s.
Like his character Frank Martin in Transporter 2, Jason drives an Audi. The model however is an Audi S4, while Frank drives an Audi A8(W12).
Statham is trained in martial arts, particularly kickboxing and Jujitsu.
Besides his acting career, he lent his voice to several characters in video games (Call Of Duty; Red Faction II).
Jason's father used to run auctions. He's now a singer in the Canary Islands.
Jason used to play racket sports, tennis and squash. He was also into gymnastics and gymnastics-oriented activities such as the trampoline and high jump.
Statham was a champion diver before his acting career and was ranked 12th in the World Championship (1992). While most world-class divers start to train at age four or five, Jason began to dive when he was 15. He picked it up and learned the sport quickly.
Jason is a huge fan of James Bond and hoped to be the next 007.
Jason previously dated Kelly Brook. They broke up when Brook met actor Billy Zane. They got back together momentarily after Brook broke up her engagement with Zane. He also previously dated Australian singer and actress Sophie Monk.
Jason's height is 5'11". He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Jason used to be a corner con man. He sold stolen jewelry and fake perfume out of a briefcase on the streets.
Jason, a former professional diver, did nearly all his own stunts in The Transporter including car chase sequences, scuba diving sequences and fight sequences.
Jason: (on doing his own stunts) I don't want to do anything that involves big explosions or anything that can go wrong in the way of pyrotechnics. I like to be able to do something behind a wheel or a physical stunt, something that I am responsible for. I feel better if I made the mistake rather than anything mechanical being responsible.
Jason: It's something I never dreamed I'd be doing, making movies.
Jason: I've come from nowhere, and I'm not shy to go back.
Jason: You ain't ever gonna get an Academy Award for doing Crank and you certainly won't for doing all the other movies I've done.
Jason: (on being a director) I haven't got the capability or the patience. As a director, you need to be very good with people's personalities and be able to adapt to many situations. I've got my hands full trying to work out this acting stuff.
Jason: Guy Ritchie was looking for someone that had experience selling street corner merchandise-you know, jewelry and perfume-and I was the one that he was looking for, the authentic man for the job. So it was just being in the right place that Guy Ritchie was fortunate enough to give me my first ever acting gig. Then, again, he gave me another part in his next movie and then all of a sudden you've got a career kind of thing.
Jason: I feel like I know what I'm doing now and what it takes to make a good movie, so I feel more educated. I have a lot more knowledge on the whole process of how a movie gets made and the process of that.
Jason: 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.
Jason: My family's great, like a rock to me.
Jason: As a kid I wanted to be like a stunt man, throw myself around and kick myself up but I never kind of fulfilled that. I went years and years without even pursuing that any further and then a few years ago I had a chance to do it in [The Transporter].
Jason: The thing is that every time they write in a romantic part for me, there'd always this inability for me to be able to get it on with the women. I'll be honest, that's getting rather frustating!