Jason Statham is a star of the Hollywood blockbusters, who is often called «the new Bruce Willis».The joint works with film director Guy Ritchie, who made him the protagonist of many of his films («Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels», «Snatch», «Revolver»), became a bridge to fame for the actor.
Here's how Statham described this casting: «Guy was looking for a genuine character, and it was me because actors can’t learn in art schools those things which he needed and which I could do».
So, Jason Statham has become one of the four leading characters in the compound crime movie «Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels», full of the first-class black humor.
Although some critics have accused Guy Ritchie in imitation of Quentin Tarantino, yet the majority perceived the film with enthusiasm.
It was a stunning debut for Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham, and two years later people saw the following premiere of their tandem result, «Snatch».
So, Jason Statham was in the ad campaign of clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger.
It happened that the head of this fashion house became a producer of the first feature film by young director Guy Ritchie.
But these years gave him essential skills that helped him to win in all gambling games.
The character of Ray Liotta, the casino owner Dorothy Macha, played the antagonist of Jack in the film.
Another important point in the acting career of Jason Statham is the thriller «The Mechanic».
The actor’s character is a hired killer Arthur Bishop, who had received the same nickname for amazing accuracy and precision.
After the double combo of breakthrough projects, Jason Statham became famous all around the world in the blink of an eye.