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The Life of Jackie Chan

After over 150 movies, there's no doubt that Jackie Chan has cemented himself as a kung fu legend. This is the story of how he went from a child of war refugees to an international superstar. 🥋

Actor, Director, Kung-Fu master and International Film Icon.

Chan Kong-sang was born in Hong Kong on April 7, 1954 to parents who were Chinese Civil War refugees. At 7, he began studying martial arts drama acrobatics and singing at the Hong Kong Peking Opera School. He appeared in his first film at 8. After graduating in 1971, he worked as an acrobat and stuntman, eventually working with Bruce Lee on the film Fist of Fury, where he completed the highest fall in Chinese film history.

He adopted the name Jackie from a construction worker that took him under his wing while in college in Australia. In the early 1970s, Chan began to feature more prominently in Hong Kong cinema — cultivating his unique persona combining extensive fight scenes, death defying stunts, slapstick physical comedy. His Kung-Fu comedies made him the highest paid actor in Hong Kong cinema — but he didn’t break into Hollywood until 1996’sl Rumble in the Bronx. Soon commercial hits like Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon propelling him to global stardom.

In addition to movies, Chan is a trained vocalist. He’s released 20 albums since 1984. He’s also served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2004, and has campaigned for wildlife conservation, Disaster relief efforts, better pay for stunt coordinators. And in 2006, Chan committed to donating half of his assets to charity upon death. The action star has also courted controversy with his political views, he has also courted controversy, speaking out against Hong Kong protesters during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and stating the United States is the most corrupt country in the world. With a net worth of over $350 million and feature roles in over 150 movies, Chan has cemented his status as one of cinema’s greats.

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09/23/2019 3:58 PM

305 comments

  • Roel K.
    08/29/2020 13:35

    Jackie is the Best. Thank you for Making My Child hood Amazing Just by watching all of your movies, more good health and success, and GODBLESS Always

  • Judy M.
    08/18/2020 16:21

    Jackie. Sure do respect & admire you!! You deserve all the good you get !!!

  • E C.
    07/04/2020 23:19

    People do not know he has done so much for charities

  • Ly Y.
    06/16/2020 15:24

    ខ្ញុំសុំអត់បងពិតជាបងប្រុសខ្ញុំអញ្ចឹងចុះបងចេះឃើញចាំត្រូវគិតគូរពីសុខភាពខ្លួនឯងខ្ញុំមិនបានជួបបងទេបើមិនដឹងថ្ងៃណាវេលាណាដែលត្រូវបានជួបគ្នាព្រោះមានរឿងជាច្រើនដែលចង់និយាយ

  • Ly Y.
    06/16/2020 15:23

    បងអាយដលត្រូវគិតពីសុខភាពខ្លួនឯងផងសុខភាពល្អបងសំខាន់ជាគេបងចាស់ហើយកុំខំធ្វើការច្រើនពេកប្រយ័ត្នឈឺណាបងព្រោះអីខ្ញុំបារម្ភ

  • Jesica K.
    05/13/2020 13:37

    Jackie chan ypu are best action .God bless you

  • Alcira T.
    04/05/2020 19:26

    Te queremos mucho maestro

  • Px M.
    04/05/2020 08:39

    Good

  • Qemajl S.
    04/04/2020 20:17

    2 Master 1 Bruce Lee 2 Ceckie Chan respekt legende

  • Dicu V.
    04/04/2020 17:29

    God with You

  • Ümit L.
    04/04/2020 17:12

    Love You So Much My Master💐💐💐

  • Emilia L.
    04/04/2020 16:03

    You are the legeng.💖💖💖💖

  • Zakaria I.
    02/28/2020 04:02

    ببین و نتیجه بگیر

  • Ramnel M.
    12/04/2019 03:02

    Mr. Jackie Chan I'm your fan in Philippines , I hope I met you and have a bonding together with you my idol🙏🙏🙏

  • Usha
    11/30/2019 14:21

    Please teach me all karate,kungfu,knunjack, judo and all the best for next movie

  • Marit D.
    11/15/2019 17:26

    U r the insprtion to othr espclly about ftre child face porty

  • Becca M.
    10/31/2019 07:01

    @tv7israelnews @osiyo_tv @netanyahu

  • Becca M.
    10/31/2019 07:01

    Clowns are not in DNC but in the beauty of their profession and protection 🙏🙏🙏

  • Becca M.
    10/31/2019 07:01

    I love you jackie not of the world is right Trust Leo because it mattered to the life of panda not of a wounded dragon 🙏🙏🙏🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🤫🤯🤯🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • Ramakrishna C.
    10/29/2019 05:18

    He's a great artist and humanitarian! Kudos

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