Did you know? Jason Statham nearly lost his life while he was on the set of the action movie “The Expendables 3”.
The actor and stuntman who has become a Hollywood favourite for fast-paced and intense action movies, was driving a very heavy truck on a loading dock when the brakes failed him. The brake failure caused the truck to fall sixty feet from the loading dock into the sea.
Statham jumped out of the truck into the sea before the truck struck the water surface and got damaged.
But his fellow actor on set, Sylvester Stallone, said that if any of the other actors on set had been the one to face this unexpected situation, the actor would have drowned in the water and lost his life. The Rambo actor said that at that moment in the filming of the movie, they were all wearing very heavy boots and heavy ammunition belts.
“If anyone else had been in that truck we would have been dead because we were all wearing heavy boots and gun belts. We would have drowned but because Jason is an Olympic-quality diver he got out of it.”
Jason Statham managed to survive because he used to be an Olympic diver way back in the day. The Transporter actor was part of Britain’s national diving team for about 12 years and he represented England at the 1990 Commonwealth games in New Zealand, competing in three different sporting disciplines.