August 10, 2022

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Jason Statham Sold Knock-Off Jewelry On Street Corners Before He Was Discovered

Jason Statham is one of Hollywood’s most beloved action heroes, an actor who is known for playing tough, no-nonsense characters. Statham has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades, appearing in movies like Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. He often plays anti-heroes or main characters with a conflicted past. As it turns out, that isn’t too far from Statham’s own personal history. Notably, well before he was discovered as an actor, Statham made a living doing a variety of different things — including at one point, selling knock-off jewelry in London. 

Jason Statham used to sell knock-off jewelry on the streets of London before he was discovered

Jason Statham wears a suit and smiles at a ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ screening

Jason Statham wears a suit and smiles at a ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ screening | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Jason Statham was born in England in 1967. Statham’s father worked many odd jobs when Statham was a child, including stints as a house painter, coal miner, and singer. Statham found himself drawn to martial arts, as well as football, and was active in sports when he was young. By the time he was a teenager, he was an expert swimmer and had perfected his diving technique. Still at loose ends as far as a career, he worked a series of random jobs before he was discovered — including at one point, selling knock-off designer jewelry in London.