His career as an actor and producer has been criticized for lacking depth and variety, however he has also been praised for leading the 2000s and 2010s action movie resurgences.
He moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he initially chose not to follow his father's career working the local market stalls, instead practising martial arts.
Barry found a job of the salesman, but music remained his passion for long.
Jack Oscar Statham (son born June 24, 2017 with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) Jason Statham is known mostly as an action movie hero, who is nicknamed by his fans The Stath or Stat.
Jason is in great physical shape and although he is not so young already, he looks much better than some of his younger colleagues.
The star couldn’t have developed his physical and mental abilities without help and inspiration he got from his parents’ family. His mother, Eileen, earned her living as a dancer and father Barry used to be a lounge singer.
When Barry got married and welcomed his first son – Jason’s elder brother – Lee, he understood he must choose another profession to provide his wife and children for everything necessary.
In 2011 he started dating the young model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, which is 20 years his younger.
Their couple was quite contradictory, that’s why most of his fans were sure, that they would split soon.
At the same time, Jason is an internationally popular A list star and Rosie is just going to become a professional actress and her first screen works were mostly criticized by critics.
In spite of their age and social difference, Rosie and Jason got engaged on the 10th of January, 2016. When Jason was asked, what secret of their happiness is, he answered, “We just get drunk and float around the swimming pool!
He would find further commercial success in the action series The Expendables (2010–14) and the Fast and the Furious franchise.
His character in the latter, Deckard Shaw, would be featured in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and more recently is set to reprise in a spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw (2019).
Shortly after, he was asked to model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levis in various advertising campaigns.