000cThe OttawaSun.com has their own list of former sports stars making it big in the movies and Jason made the list because of his past diving skills.  His buddy Vinnie Jones made the list as well.

6. Jason Statham

The star of such action films as The Transporter, Death Race and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, English actor Jason Statham first gained attention while wearing a noseplug and Speedos. As a member of Britain’s national diving team for 12 years, Statham was ranked 12th in the world in the three-metre springboard before being discovered by a talent agency and making a splash on the big screen

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