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Jason Statham is born

Jason BornTime to leap from a burning car that’s racing towards a canal as we punch a man in the face while needing to restart our heart every thirty seconds with a car battery. Yes, it’s Jason Statham’s birthday! Our most unexpected of massive Hollywood movie stars appeared on this planet in 1967, in a small Derbyshire town. Before he was discovered by Guy Richie, he had quite a colourful (and damp) life.

He followed in his father’s footsteps, ducking, diving and selling cheap perfume on a market stall. And he also competed for Great Britain in diving at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.After a brief stint as a male model, he was cast in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and never looked back. And when he did look back he tended to see giant fireballs blasting in his direction that he quickly had to leap out of the way from while going ‘Nooooooooo!’. Because that’s the type of films he’s in.