Who Is Jackie ?
Jackie Chan, or Chan Kong-sang, born on April 7, 1954, in Kong, Hong Kong-born Chinese stuntman, actor, and director whose perilous acrobatic stunts and engaging physical humor made him an action-film star in Asia and helped to bring kung fu movies into the mainstream of American Cinema.
Jackie Chan began studying martial arts, drama, acrobatics, and singing at age seven. Once considered a likely successor to Bruce Lee in Hong Kong cinema, Chan instead developed his own style of martial arts blended with screwball physical comedy. He became a huge star throughout Asia and went on to have hits in the United States as well.
Early Life :
When his parents moved to Australia to find new jobs, the 7-years old Chan was left behind to study at the Chinese Opera Research Institute, a Hong Kong boarding school. For the next 10 years, Chan studied martial arts, drama, acrobatics, and singing, and was subjected to stringent discipline, including corporal punishment for poor performance. He appeared in his first film, the Cantonese feature Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962), when he was only eight, and went on to appear in a number of musical films.
Upon his graduation in 1971, Chan found work as an acrobat and a movie stuntman, most notably in Fist of Fury (1972), starring Hong Kong’s resident big-screen superstar, Bruce Lee. For that film, he reportedly completed the highest fall in the history of the Chinese film industry, earning the respectful notice of the formidable Lee, among others.
The year 1995 was a special 7 years for Jackie Chan as he got his break in the American film industry with the success of the movie ‘Rumble in the Bronx’. He now got an opportunity to star in the movie ‘Rush Hour’ which went on to gross more than $125 million. His next films were ‘Shanghai Noon, ‘Shanghai Knights’, ‘Rush Hour 2’ which were all blockbusters at the box office. This made him a superstar in Hollywood also. His style and Success Factors have made him a cultural icon in most parts of the world. He is considered one of the most innovative and charismatic actors to have ever graced the big screen. Today he is one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.
- 2013 – Hong Kong Film
- 2011 – Kids Choice, Peoples Choice
- 2005 – Hong Kong Film, Golden Rooster
- 2003 – Kids Choice
- 2002 – MTV Movie, Daytime Emmy
- 2000 – IIFA Special
- 1999 – Hong Kong Film, MTV Movie
- 1996 – Hong Kong Film
- 1995 – MTV Lifetime Achievement
- 1989 – Hong Kong Film