Principal Actors and Production Crew
Jason Statham as Frank Martin in The Transporter movie.
Matt Schulze as Wallstreet / Darren Bettencourt in The Transporter movie.
Francois Berleand played Inspector Tarconi in The Transporter movie. In an email to us he said he was told to watch a video sent to him called "Detective Colombo", and to develop a style like Peter Falk in the USA Detective Colombo TV series from the 1980's. Francois said the film "The Transporter" has a special place in his heart and it was a fun movie to do. He recalls that working with Shu Qi was a bit of a challenge as both were working with voice coaches to get their English in order.
Shu Qi as Lai Kwai. During the filming, Shu Qi could not say the word "madeleines" and after 12 takes they wrote the word in Korean inside of a cook book and let her read it from the cook book for the scene. Because of the language barrier she and Jason could not communicate during filming. She has said it was like a "rooster and a duck trying to communicate all day with Jason".
Ric Young as Mr. Kwai in The Transporter movie.
Car chase scene coordinator.
Credited as "Little Thug" in The Transporter movie. He currently is a writer and producer of small films, documentaries and digital film projects. His website can be seen here: http://www.jeanyvesbilien.com
Christian was involved in a number of the opening car chase scenes filmed in and around Nice, Cannes and Marseille (Cop 2). He was on set for (4) days total. He currently lives in Paris, France and is friends with Louis Leterrier. Louis directed many of the scenes in The Transporter movie. Since The Transporter movie was produced Christian has been in a number of movie productions.
The pilot in the Cesna.
Wallstreet's secretary at the office.
Vincent Tulli had an uncredited role in The Transporter movie as a "trash collector" in the initial car chase scene in Paris. Vincent Tulli was the credited sound engineer on this production. He currently has his own sound engineering and editing business and does sound work on feature films, music videos and television commercials. His website can be seen here: http://www.vtulli.com
Credited as "Thug #2" in The Transporter movie. He studied theatre arts at ENSATT in France and currently lives in Paris. Since the filming of The Transporter movie Laurent has been involved in many film and theatre roles. He is currently represented by the Babette Pouget agency. www.babettepouget.com
Credited as "Leader" in The Transporter movie.
Credited as "Thug 3" in The Transporter movie.
Jack English is a professional photographer based in London. During the filming of The Transporter he was hired by Luc Besson to take still photos during the filming. Jack was on set at all primary filming locations for 50 days. His still photos appeared on several DVD box iterations, press releases, movie posters and promotional materials. Several of Jack's photographs are shown on this site. A link to his website has been provided.
Credited as "Thug 1" in The Transporter movie.
Michel designed and set up most of the car chase scenes in The Transporter movie.
The news anchorman in The Transporter film was played by a non-actor and an actual news anchorman (Bloomburg Finance Paris) Adrian Dearnell. He now owns Euro Business Media.
Credited as "Giant Thug" in The Transporter movie.
Credited as "Young Thug" in The Transporter movie. Note: This is the actor that answered the door that Frank (Jason Statham) kicked off the hinges at "Wallstreet's" mansion.
Credited as "Nurse" in The Transporter movie.
Credited as "Official" in The Transporter movie. He was also the voice/dialog coach for several of the primary actors in the movie.
Credited as "Cop 1" in The Transporter movie.
Stunt coordinator, stand in for Jason Statham and martial arts trainer on The Transporter film. Cyril worked with both Jason Statham and Matt Schulze for two months prior to the actual filming of The Transporter.
Steven Chasman coproduced this movie with Luc Besson. At the time they shared an office in Los Angeles are close friends and busines partners at this time. Steven was Jason Stathams and Matt Schulze's manager at the time.
Luc Besson's company (Europacorp) handled the all of the logsistics and production filming in France. Luc directed the underwater scenes.
Director of several key scenes in The Transporer movie. Corey Yuen directed most of the fight scenes and Louis directed a great deal of the non fight scenes.
Producion assistant and driver for Jason Statham and Matt Schulze during the production in France. Note: Candice also worked on "The Acquirer" film project in December 2007 with Matt Schulze and Brent Almond, as Assistant Director. See tab on this website for more information on "The Acquirer" movie. The Transporter was the first film Candice worked on...as a paid intern for Luc Besson/Europa and she now lives in Paris and Produces/Directs small films. She was on set for about 80 days.
Principal writer for The Transporter movie.
Actor and stunt man.
Corey Yuen directed most of the fight scenes in The Transporter movie. His real name: Ying Gang-Ming He also has used the name Corey Kwai.
Helicopter pilot for all areial shots in The Transporter movie
Jean Francois Ronzevalle (Jeff) is the stunt man seen parachuting from the airplane in The Transporter movie (it is NOT Jason Statham). Jeff is a world class competition parachutist who also was the co-pilot of the CASA-212 airplane in the James Bond movie "The World Is Not Enough". The parachutist seen landing on the trailer was Frederic Ciccione. See more about this stunt under the tab on the site: The Plane
Didier Saint Melin.... "The Boss"... was Frank Martin's client (hired Frank Martin to transport the girl in the film). Didier is an artist and currently lives in Baja Mexico and sells art at a small gallery and frequently travels the world to show his art. Steven Chasman (The Transporter Producer) owns some of Didier's art works. You can see his artwork at: http://www.saintmelin.com
Casting Director for The Transporter movie. Currently a casting professional in Paris, France.
Hired by Luc Besson as an intern to film the "behind the scenes" footage. He was part of the crew for the entire 87 days of filming on all locations.
Credited in the movie as "Asst To Steven Chasman". Currently manages Matt Schulze. This is the REAL "Darren Bettencourt" from The Transporter movie! Matt Schulze's character in the film was "Darren Bettencourt" and now Darren manages Matt Schulze. During the filming of the movie Matt was managed by Steven Chasman.
Max is the guy who wrote the I.N.T.E.R.P.O.L. program on the computer in Inspector Tarconi's office. The computer screen images (mug shots) seen in the movie were actually pictures of the production crew and Max added them to the prop I.N.T.E.R.P.O.L. data base. Max was a student at the Institut de Génie Informatique et Industriel (Paris, France)when hired by the producers of The Transporter. He is currently an SAP consultant and lives in Paris, France.
Production Designer- previously worked with Luc Besson on "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc," for which Tissandier received a César Award nomination and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award nomination for Best Production Design. Other notable film credits include the hit comedy "Les Visiteurs," "Le Dîner de cons" and "Le Jaguar. "
Stephan (Stephane) Gudju was the oldest member of "Wallstreets" thugs at the mansion (credited as Thug 1). Mr. Gudju had a long career in Hollywood as a stuntman, actor and even was Patrick Stewart's body double in many Startrek movies. He retired after the filming of The Transporter movie and currently lives in Romania with his wife Eugenia.
Stephan (Stephane) Gudju was the oldest member of "Wallstreets" thugs at the mansion (credited as Thug 1). Mr. Gudju had a long career in Hollywood as a stuntman, actor and even was Patrick Stewart's body double in many Startrek movies. He retired after the filming of The Transporter movie and currently lives in Romania with his wife Eugenia. This picture is from 1985.