Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan was born on 7th April 1954 in British Hong Kong. He is a Hong Kong actor, comedian, director producer, choreographer, martial artist, singer and stunt performer, screenwriter. In his move he used acrobatic fighting style and innovative stunts. He did all of his stunts himself in his all films. His acting career starts in 1960s and acted over 150 films. He is an action hero but he use action mixed with comedy. Jackie Chan is a cultural icon. He has received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.He has won 27 awards and nominated for awards about 33 times.
Early life

Jackie Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island and he failed in the first year
and his parents withdrew him from the school.  His father immigrated to Canada in 1960 to work for the American embassy as the head cook. Jackie Chan was send to the China Drama Academy which was run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. It was a Peking Opera School. For the next decade, Jackie Chan was trained rigorously. He became expert on martial arts and acrobatics during those years. Gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master, Jackie Chan eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school’s best student. Jackie Chan became friends with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao were his fellow group members. Grand master Jim Pal Kim trained Jackie Chan and Sammo Hing “Hapkido”. Jackie Chan earned a black belt.
Jackie Chan starts his acting career when he was five. At first he acted in small roles and at the age of eight he and some of his friends acted in the film “Big and Little Wong Tin Bar” in 1962. In 1963 He acted in the film “The Love Eterne”. In the 1966 he plays a small role in the film King Hu’s. In 1971 he acted in the film Come Drink with Me. Jackie Chan starts his acting career by signing to Chu Mu’s Great Earth Film Company. He works as a stuntman at the age of seventeen in the Bruce Lee films “Fist of Fury” and “Enter the Dragon”. That year (1973) he starred in the film “Little Tiger of Canton” which was his first starring role but it had a limited release in Hong Kong. His first starring was not successful as a result he had trouble finding stunt work. In 1975 Jackie Chan starred in a nude comedic sex scene “All in the Family”, which was his first nude film without a single fight scene or stunt sequence. Jackie Chan has starred in another adult film, “The Shinjuku Incident”, after that he haven’t acted in any adult film.

In 1976 Jackie Chan joined his parents in Canberra he studied in Dickson College and worked as a construction worker. In the 90s, he changed his Chinese name to Fong si-lung. His father’s original surname was Fung.

Personal life

Jackie Chan is a Buddhist. 1982 Jackie Chan married to a Taiwanese actress, Lin Feng-Jiao. He has a son name Jaycee Chan, he is also an actor. Elaine Ng Yi-Lei had a daughter, Etta in 1999. She claimed Chan was Etta’s father but Jackie Chan admitted the affair but did not formally announced Etta as his daughter.

Jackie Chan can speak Cantonese, English, American Sign Language and Mandarin. He also can speak some Spanish, Korean, Japanese, German and Thai. He lived in Thailand for a short period at the age of 9 and 16, that time he learned boxing. He learns from a former professional boxer who had a broken leg.
Jackie Chan is also a humanitarian and a donor. In 1988 he founded a foundation named Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation which offers scholarships and active help to Hong Kong’s young people through a variety of worthy causes. Jacky Chan also founded a foundation named Dragon’s Heart Foundation in 2005 to give much-needed educational opportunities for the poor and elderly with donations of warm clothing, wheelchairs and other items. In 2009 the University of Cambodia gave him an honorary doctorate.


Jackie Chan
Year Film
1971 One-Armed Boxer
1972 Monkey in the Master's Eye
1973 The Young Tiger
1973 In Eagle's Shadow Fist
1973 The Cub Tiger From Kwang Tung
1973 Attack of the Kung Fu Girls
1973 Enter the Dragon
1974 Rumble in Hong Kong
1976 New Fist of Fury
1976 Hand of Death
1976 Killer Meteors
1976 Shaolin Wooden Men
1976 Dance of Death
1977 The 36 Crazy Fists
1977 To Kill with Intrigue
1978 Spiritual Kung Fu
1978 Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin
1978 Magnificent Bodyguards
1978 The Young Master
1978 Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
1978 Drunken Master
1979 The Fearless Hyena
1979 Master With Cracked Fingers
1979 Half a Loaf of Kung Fu
1980 Battle Creek Brawl
1980 Dragon Fist
1980 Dragon Forever
1981 The Cannonball Run
1982 Dragon Lord
1983 Fearless Hyena 2
1983 Project A
1983 Fantasy Mission Force
1983 Winners and Sinners
1983 Jackie Chan's Project A
1984 Wheels on Meals
1984 Cannonball Run II
1985 Police Story
1985 My Lucky Stars
1985 Heart of the Dragon
1985 Ninja Thunderbolt
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
1985 The Protector
1987 Jackie Chan's Project A 2
1987 Operation Condor 2: The Armour of Gods
1987 Police Story 2
1988 The Inspector Wears Skirts
1988 Dragons Forever
1988 Painted Faces
1988 Rouge
1989 Black Dragon
1990 The Prisoner
1990 Deadliest Art: The Best of the Martial Arts Films
1991 Operation Condor
1992 Police Story 3: Super Cop
1993 Bruce Lee Martial Arts Master
1993 Face To Face
1993 Crime Story
1993 City Hunter
1994 Cinema of Vengeance
1995 Rumble in the Bronx
1995 Thunderbolt
1996 First Strike
1996 The Invincible Fighter: The Jackie Chan Story
1997 Mr. Nice Guy
1997 Burn Hollywood Burn
1998 Who Am I?
1998 Rush Hour
1999 Sam Dung
1999 Gorgeous
1999 Jackie Chan: My Stunts
1999 Gen-X Cops
1999 Fist to Fist
1999 Twin Dragons
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures [Animated TV Series]
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures: Season 01
2000 Shanghai Noon
2000 The Legend of Drunken Master
2001 Jackie Chan Adventures: Season 02
2001 The Accidental Spy
2001 Rush Hour 2
2002 Longde Shenchu: Shiluode Pin Tu
2002 Jackie Chan Adventures: Season 03
2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies
2002 The Tuxedo
2003 Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious
2003 Shanghai Knights
2003 The Medallion
2004 The Huadu Chronicles: Blade of the Rose
2004 Chop-Socky: Cinema Hong Kong
2004 New Police Story
2004 Rice Rhapsody
2004 Enter the Phoenix
2004 Around the World in 80 Days
2005 House of Fury
2005 The Myth
2006 Robin-B-Hood
2007 Rush Hour 3
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom
2008 Kung Fu Panda (Voice)
2009 Looking for Jackie
2009 Wushu: The Young Generation
2009 Shinjuku Incident
2010 Little Big Soldier
2010 The Spy Next Door
2010 The Karate Kid
2011 Legendary Amazons(producer)
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2(Voice)
2011 Shaolin
2011 1911
2012 Chinese Zodiac
2014 The Expendables 3

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