Growing up, Statham was a typically sporty lad, and was actually introduced to football by none other than Vinnie Jones, his childhood friend, who’d he later act alongside.

Eventually he was picked up by an agency called Sports Promotions which specialised in sports modelling, before he became a model for French Connection.

All of that, grouped with his many action roles, most of which he performs his own stunts for, have required him to stay in great shape. But how’s he maintained it for all of these years.

Well, the 49-year-old, who has studied Wing Chun, kung fu, karate, and kickboxing, applies himself to a strict diet, as well as a strict workout regime. And by strict, I mean fucking strict; this is Jason Statham we’re talking about, he’s a no nonsense kind of bloke.

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