JACKIE CHAN MBE
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. He is one of the few actors to have performed all of his film stunts. Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films. Jackie Chan's unique blend of martial arts and screwball physical comedy has helped make him an international film star. Jackie Chan began his film career as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury (1972) and Enter the Dragon (1973). After Lee's unexpected death in 1973, Chan was singled out as a likely successor of his mantle as the king of Hong Kong cinema. Eventually Chan broke out of the Lee mold and created his own image. Blending his martial arts abilities with an impressive nerve-he insisted on performing all of his own stunts-and a sense of comedy reminiscent of one of his idols, Buster Keaton, Chan found his own formula for cinematic gold. Chan has won over 30 awards in his lifetime.
Praise for Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan has already decided to give away half his money to charity when he dies and speaking at an awards ceremony last week he said that he was not planning on leaving his son Jaycee any of the millions of dollars he has made during his film career.
'If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money' - Channel News Asia, quote Chan as saying.