Action film superstar who gained reputation from his assignments in both Transporter film series and Snatch, where he performed his own stunts. Various other actions films he provides starred in consist of War, Death Competition, Furious 7, and Lock, Share and Two Cigarette smoking Barrels. He also starred within the 2015 humor Spy. He was close youth friends with well-known football participant and professional Vinnie Jones. He educated to become professional diver and completed in 12th place on the 1992 Globe Championships. He produced a cameo appearance within the 2004 actions film, Guarantee, with Tom Luxury cruise and Jamie Foxx. He dated Kelly Brook from 1997 to 2004. He started dating Victoria’s Top secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Apr 2010. He starred in the favorite actions film, The Expendables, and its own sequel with fellow actions superstar Sylvester Stallone.
Awards Women Film Critics Circle Awards for Most Offensive Male Character
Nominations Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
Movies The Bank Job, The Transporter, Mechanic: Resurrection, The Mechanic, Furious 7, Homefront, Death Race, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Expendables, Spy, Crank: High Voltage, Revolver, Transporter 3, The Italian Job, Killer Elite, Wild Card, Parker, The Expendables 2, The Expendables 3, The Fate of the Furious, Transporter 2, Blitz, Mean Machine, Redemption, In the Name of the King, The One, Safe, Ghosts of Mars, Crank, Cellular, Gnomeo & Juliet, Chaos, Turn It Up, Collateral, War, Meg, 13, London, Ultimate Fights, The Brazilian Job
Star Sign Leo
Induced into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Paid $10,625,000 to purchase a 3,355-square-foot oceanfront house in the Malibu Colony in Malibu, California. In addition, since mid-2005 has owned a 2,281-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, which he purchased for $2.4 million. 
Was in a relationship with Kelly Brook from 1997 to 2004.
Has appeared twice in two different movies in a scene involving his character talking to himself in an elevator, during what appears to be a hallucination. Once in Revolver (2005) and once in Crank (2006).
[2007, on filming Death Race (2008) in Canada] The whole time I was up there I never had one beer. It was four months. I was training every day. You know you do the best you can do. If I'm no good in the movie, that's my fault. It's not because it was eight tequila shots and a bunch of people I shouldn't have been with.
[on performing in action movies] I've spent all those years learning how to do certain skills, and then that competitive spirit kicks in and you want to do the stunts. Basically, it's the the male competitive ego at work.
You see a lot of action films, and it's almost (like) you can't tell who's doing what. It's chopped up so much, you just see a fist, a leg - it's all driven by the sound, boom, pow, boom. You wouldn't know what was happening otherwise. The people who inspired me growing up, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, that's the real deal. You see them, the camera's way back, there aren't a lot of cuts - you feel like you're really in there. Today, there's so much technology and green-screen and CGI, you can turn your grandma into an action star. But people are getting wise to that, I think. There's no substitute for the real thing.
Growing up where I did, you met a lot of colorful characters whose business was on the other side of the law, or more likely you didn't know what they were up to, and you never would. So playing those kinds of characters now, I can draw on that. The rest of it, you can practice or learn from books. But mostly, I draw from my experiences. That's all I have, you know.
[on preparing for action roles] I go to this gym full of stunt men. There aren't any TVs or treadmills there. This is a spit-and-sawdust kind of place. It has a lot of great training aids - trampolines and bags and every weapon ever invented to do harm to a human being. If you want to know how to throw a knife it's great.