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Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Kong-sang Chan

Birth Date :

April 07, 1954

Birth Place :

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Spouse :

Lin Feng-Jiao (actress, since 1-Dec-82)

Claim to fame :

As Wong Fei-Hung in "Jui kuen" (1978)

Biography


At first working as an acrobat and movie stuntman in Bruce Lee's films, Jackie Chan has proven to have cemented his name in the film business both in his mainland Hong Kong as well as in the US. A combination of martial arts and screwball physical comedy are the trademarks he built to distinguish himself from any other actors. His first film was the Cantonese feature "Big and Little Wong Tin Bar" (1962), and his big break approached through his next feature "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" (1978). His next film "Drunken Master" (1978) was a hit in Hong Kong and prompted his other successful films, including "The Fearless Hyena" (1979), "Half a Loaf of Kung Fu" (1980), and "The Young Master" (1980).

After taking Hong Kong by storm, Chan had the eagerness to conquer Hollywood, yet didn't make it in his first years there. Following failed attempts, the star decided to go back to his native and reaped success with films "Project A" (1983), "Police Story" (1985), and "Armor of God" (1986) among others. The impressive results of his movie "Crime Story" (1993) and the sequels of "Police Story" and "Drunken Master" brought him to broader attention and wider audience as well. Yet it wasn't until in 1995 that he impressed American audience, thanks to a series of events and the comic book character he created for "Jackie Chan's Spartan X" that hit newsstands in both Asia and the U.S. Later that year, Chan was presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at the MTV Movie Awards, such achievement that further his career in Hollywood showbiz.

Latest News


Jackie Chan's Son Jaycee Is Put Under Formal Arrest on Drug Charges

September 18, 2014 04:13:23 GMT

's son, Jaycee Chan, was arrested on suspicion of allowing other people to abuse drugs, Chinese prosecutors said on Wednesday, September 18. If Jaycee is found guilty, he can be sentenced to three years in jail.
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Actor Kai Ko Who Was Arrested With Jackie Chan's Son Is Released

August 29, 2014 07:26:55 GMT

A Taiwanese actor named Kai Ko who was arrested for drug possession alongside 's son Jaycee Chan is released from custody after 14 days. Ko was released on Friday morning, August 29 local time. The police escorted the actor and his family to a five-star hotel as dozens of photographers were waiting outside the detention center, South China Morning Post reports.
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Jackie Chan Breaks Silence Following Son Jaycee's Drug Arrest

August 21, 2014 02:02:01 GMT

broke silence over his son Jaycee Chan, who was detained in Beijing, China last week for drug related charges. The "" actor released a statement on his official website on Wednesday, August 20.
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Jackie Chan's Son Jaycee Arrested for Alleged Drug Use

August 19, 2014 02:56:36 GMT

's son has been arrested in Beijing in connection with possible drug use. Various reports by local media say that Jacyee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained on illegal drug-related offenses last week.
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John Cusack and Adrien Brody Star in Chinese Film 'Dragon Blade'

June 16, 2014 04:33:57 GMT

and are officially on board Chinese movie "". Directed by Daniel Lee, the movie also stars Chinese actor and will be one of the three most expensive films shot in China.
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Phillip Phillips Makes History on Billboard With 'Home'

December 18, 2012 03:42:49 GMT

Singer-songwriter , who won the eleventh season of "", has made history for the popular TV reality singing competition as the first "Idol" alum to send his debut single to the no. 1 spot in Billboard's Adult Pop Song charts. His single "Home", which he first performed on the "Idol" stage, has bested 2009 season winner 's debut single "Live Like We're Dying", which reached no. 3 back in 2010.
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Jackie Chan Confirms His Involvement in 'Expendables 3'

December 18, 2012 03:14:08 GMT

In contrary to his previous announcement that he planned to quit action movie world, confirmed that he would be involved in "". The veteran Hong Kong star announced the good news when attending a recent press junket of his new movie "" a.k.a "CZ12" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Chris Tucker Still Hopes for 'Rush Hour 4' Even Without Jackie Chan

November 26, 2012 07:48:51 GMT

Will "" still happen after all? Though has announced earlier this year that he would no longer do an action film, his co-star is still confident that the fourth installment of the action-comedy film franchise will still move forward.
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Jackie Chan: I Will No Longer Do Action Movies

May 18, 2012 19:50:05 GMT

may claim his fame through his clever martial arts but he's not doing it anymore. The 58-year-old Hong Kong actor told the AP on Friday, May 18 at Cannes Film Festival that he will quit action movies to become "the Asian ".
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Jackie Chan Goes All Out for Chinese Epic War in First '1911' Trailer

September 21, 2011 07:56:27 GMT

's epic "" finally gets its first trailer available for viewing pleasure. Making its way out via Apple, the video sees a remarkable cinematography of a heroic war at the beginning of the 20th century in China. Chan is seen dodging explosion in the war field and at one point looking sad and weeping while wearing a soldier uniform.
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Barbra Streisand and Jackie Chan to Welcome Chinese President With Obama

January 20, 2011 09:04:55 GMT

Singing legend and action star added a touch of Hollywood glamour to a U.S. state dinner at the White House on Wednesday, January 19 in honour of China's President Hu Jintao. U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle laid on a lavish bash to celebrate a day of tough talks with the Chinese leader about the country's stance on human rights and the future relationship between the two superpowers.
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Jackie Chan Slammed for Endorsing Troubled Shampoo

August 24, 2010 06:28:31 GMT

Martial arts star has come under fire for endorsing a shampoo which allegedly contained carcinogens. The "Rush Hour" star has used his movie fame to pitch all manner of products in China, but the latest has landed him in hot water. Critics claim Chan backs too many brands - and he should be more discerning.
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'The Smurfs' Deemed Too Saucy for Katy Perry

July 03, 2010 02:55:28 GMT

is relishing her role in "" movie, because she was banned from watching the TV show as a child. The pop star is making her foray into acting by voicing the character of Smurfette in an upcoming adaptation of the popular cartoon series.
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Jackie Chan and The Smiths Not Canceling 'Karate Kid' Promotion in Mexico Despite Hurricane

July 02, 2010 09:59:20 GMT

and and his family have refused to let a hurricane stop them from promoting "The Karate Kid" movie in Mexico - the stars have flown into the eye of a storm for a premiere. The Smiths and martial arts star Chan are currently touring the globe to promote the movie, which stars Will's 11-year-old son .
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'Say Say Say' Lands Atop Michael Jackson Hit List, Beating 'Billie Jean'

June 18, 2010 07:22:00 GMT

"Say Say Say", 's 1983 duet with , has emerged as the late King of Pop's most popular song in the U.S. following an in-depth study of the pop superstar's chart statistics. Billboard magazine fact checkers have been compiling the ultimate Jackson hit list to coincide with the first anniversary of the singer's death next week.
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Jaden Smith Could Be the Next Great Martial Actor, Jackie Chan Says

June 18, 2010 07:17:06 GMT

is convinced his "" co-star has what it takes to be the next great martial artist superstar - because the youngster is so dedicated to his new fighting skills. Chan sent an expert from his own personal stunt team to train 's son for three months before the movie started shooting last year - and the "Rush Hour" star was so impressed when he eventually started working with the 11 year old himself.
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Jackie Chan to Enter Bollywood With Shahrukh Khan's Film

January 30, 2010 07:33:16 GMT

reportedly will spread his wings in Bollywood. According to Mid-Day, the Hong Kong-born actor has been approached to play in upcoming action entitled "". If the deal is sealed, he will star opposite famous Indian star .
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Jackie Chan Broke His Finger in His New Film

January 13, 2010 09:19:33 GMT

Martial arts star broke his finger during a fight scene in his new film "" - and had to snap it back into place or risk stalling the movie.
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Jackie Chan Plans to Make His Own Musical

January 09, 2010 05:31:21 GMT

is planning to tell his life story through song and dance - the martial arts star is writing his own musical. The Chinese action hero admits he's been a fan of American musicals since he was a kid, and now he's eager to complete one of his own - and share his inspiring rise to the top.
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