The Commonwealth Games started today in Australia, so first of all, yay sports! No, don’t go, I know you’re only here for the Jason Statham pictures. They are connected, I promise.
Because everyone loves a montage, in today’s coverage of the Games, there was a selection of random clips from previous years. And within that, GOLD. I confess, I wasn’t watching. I was just minding my own business when a text popped up from my sister, the athletics super-fan. Normally a screenshot text message would be of the ‘that’s you, that is’ variety, but this time it was a ‘guess who’. I had no idea. She gave me a clue: a diver who became a Hollywood actor. Still no idea. So I did what anyone else would have done in the circumstances and cheated via Google.
Yes, it was a barely recognisable Jason Statham — Handsome Rob himself, wearing budgie smugglers, competing in the 3m diving back in 1990.
The internet has receipts!
If that’s not enough pre-Hollywood Jason Statham for you, check out his oiled-up dance moves in videos for Erasure and The Shamen here. Ah, the 90s.
This guy has LAYERS.