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Jason Statham Face-Planted In The Pool At The Commonwealth Games And It Probably Made His Career

In related news: Jason Statham dived in the Commonwealth Games and face-planted in the pool.

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So this happened in 1990.

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As you can see, Jason looks really apprehensive.

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And in retrospect maybe that was because...

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...this was about to happen.

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This woman was like: "Damn, that guy has just mashed his face up."

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And then he did it again in slow motion.

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And he was like: "That really hurt, maybe the judges will take pity."

But they didn't.
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But they didn't.

And Jason was sad.

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But the story has a happy ending. Because it turned out Jason Statham face-planted so badly all the hair got knocked off his head.

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And to his surprise, that made him about 10 million times cooler. And he appeared in Crank, which is pretty much the best film ever made.

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And The Transporter, in which he has funniest accent of all time and pretty much kicks more ass than a film character has ever kicked before.

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And that is the story of Jason Statham's Face-Plant, or How You Should Always Follow Your Dreams.

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