Jason Statham has had an incredible ascent to fame. He was an Olympic diver among other things before beginning his acting career. Statham’s cinematic career began with tiny roles in British films when he was spotted by Guy Ritchie. He eventually rose to fame as an unlikely action star, paving the way for him to become the global celebrity he is today. Check the list below.
1. Crank (2006): Despite the films’ absurdity, this was another entertaining action flick. Statham’s role as a Terminator-like villain energized the tale, and he was given sufficiently fantastic action set-pieces. This is a perfect example of how this series will only grow in size.
2. Spy (2015): Only Jason Statham is the film’s funniest character was more surprising than Melissa McCarthy starring in a spy action-comedy. McCarthy’s office drone is abruptly sent into the field, and Spy follows him.
3. Snatch (2000): Guy Ritchie’s follow-up to Lock, Stock was another interconnected British crime caper starring his frequent collaborator Statham. While it may appear to be a rehash of his last picture, Ritchie took a significant step forward in terms of filmmaking and content.
4. The Bank Job (2008): While it’s entertaining to watch Statham kick-butt in movies, it’s also refreshing to see him branch out. Statham took a detour from his usual action blockbusters to star in this low-key heist drama based on a true story as his popularity grew.
5. Honorable Mention: Collateral (2004): Michael Mann’s tense crime thriller Collateral, which only features Statham in a brief cameo but stands out as a very significant introduction for many movie fans to someone who would go on to become one of the biggest action stars of the following decade and beyond, is the third highest-rated feature film of Statham’s career so far on IMDb, behind Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.