20 Badass Facts You Never Knew About Jason Statham

Since his breakout role in 1998’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Jason Statham has paved one hell of a career. Roles in The Transporter and Crank, for example, made him this century’s definitive action star, while a recurring part in The Expendables showed that he can hold his own against the genre’s biggest names. But still, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about the man behind the legend – so let us fill you in…

20. His parents are pretty showbiz too

If you told us that Stath had been born into a family of weightlifters or ninjas, we’d almost believe you – but, in fact, the truth is actually a lot more entertaining. Dad Barry and mom Eileen are actually no strangers to the spotlight themselves, having been a lounge singer and a dancer respectively. A young Statham, meanwhile, even played drums in a band with his dad and older brother Lee.

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