Jackie Chan

Hong Kong Actor + Action Choreographer + Film Director + Film Producer + Martial Artist + Screenwriter + Singer and Stunt Performer
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Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE 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 that did all of his stunts in all of his films. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.… Read More

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1954 Birth Chan was born on 7 April 1954, in British Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang, to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. … Read More
1960 6 Years Old Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school. In 1960, his father emigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook for the American embassy, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. … Read More


1966 12 Years Old Chan appeared with Li again the following year, in The Love Eterne (1963) and had a small role in King Hu's 1966 film Come Drink with Me.
1971 17 Years Old In 1971, after an appearance as an extra in another kung fu film, A Touch of Zen, Chan was signed to Chu Mu's Great Earth Film Company. … Read More
1973 19 Years Old He received his first starring role later that year in Little Tiger of Canton that had a limited release in Hong Kong in 1973.


1975 21 Years Old In 1975, due to the commercial failures of his early ventures into films and trouble finding stunt work, Chan starred in a comedic adult film All in the Family in which Chan appears in his first nude sex scene. … Read More
1976 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Chan joined his parents in Canberra in 1976, where he briefly attended Dickson College and worked as a construction worker. … Read More
1978 - 1980 2 More Events
1981 27 Years Old Chan then played a minor role in the 1981 film The Cannonball Run, which grossed $100 million worldwide. … Read More
1982 28 Years Old In 1982, Chan married Lin Feng-jiao (a.k.a. … Read More


1985 31 Years Old 1 More Event
After the commercial failure of The Protector in 1985, Chan temporarily abandoned his attempts to break into the US market, returning his focus to Hong Kong films. … Read More
1987 - 1988 2 More Events
1989 35 Years Old In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Chan starred in a number of successful sequels beginning with Police Story 2, which won the award for Best Action Choreography at the 1989 Hong Kong Film Awards.
1993 39 Years Old This was followed by Armour of God II: Operation Condor, and Police Story 3: Super Cop, for which Chan won the Best Actor Award at the 1993 Golden Horse Film Festival.


1994 - 1995 3 More Events
1998 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Chan's first huge blockbuster success came when he co-starred with Chris Tucker in the 1998 buddy cop action comedy Rush Hour, grossing US$130 million in the United States alone. … Read More
1999 45 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving Golden Harvest in 1999, he produced and starred alongside Shu Qi in Gorgeous a romantic comedy that focused on personal relationships and featured only a few martial arts sequences.
2000 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Chan then helped create a PlayStation game in 2000 called Jackie Chan Stuntmaster, to which he lent his voice and performed the motion capture.


2004 - 2005 2 More Events
Chan's next release was the third installment in the Rush Hour series: Rush Hour 3 in August 2007. … Read More
Chan also released one of the two official Olympics albums, Official Album for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games – Jackie Chan's Version, which featured a number of special guest appearances.
2009 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Chan was named an "anti-drug ambassador" by the Chinese government, actively taking part in anti-drug campaigns and supporting President Xi Jinping's declaration that illegal drugs should be eradicated, and their users punished severely.
2010 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The first—Jackie Chan-Yaolai International Cinema—opened in February 2010, and is claimed to be the largest cinema complex in China, with 17 screens and 3,500 seats.
…  His role in "The Karate Kid" garnered Jackie Chan the Favorite Buttkicker award at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in 2011. … Read More
2012 58 Years Old 1 More Event
While at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Chan announced that he was retiring from action films citing that he was getting too old for the genre. … Read More
2013 59 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 June 2013, Chan responded to a hoax Facebook page created a few days earlier that alleged he had died. … Read More


2014 60 Years Old In 2014, when his own son Jaycee was arrested for cannabis use, he said that he was "angry", "shocked", "heartbroken" and "ashamed" of his son. … Read More
In 2015, Chan was awarded the title of "Datuk" by Malaysia as he helped Malaysia to boost its tourism, especially in Kuala Lumpur where he previously shot his films.
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