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 Chinese 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 Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress. … 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
1986 - 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 Project A Part II and 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
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 instalment in the Rush Hour series: Rush Hour 3 in August 2007. … Read More
2008 54 Years Old Chan performed "Hard to Say Goodbye" along with Andy Lau, Liu Huan and Wakin (Emil) Chau, at the 2008 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. … Read More
2009 55 Years Old 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. … Read More
2010 56 Years Old In 2010 he starred with Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 original. … Read More
2011 57 Years Old 1 More Event
His role in The Karate Kid Jackie Chan the Favorite Buttkicker award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2011. … Read More
2012 58 Years Old 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
In 2013, Chan starred in Police Story 2013, a reboot of the Police Story franchise directed by Ding Sheng, and it was released in China at the end of 2013.


Chan's next film Dragon Blade was released in early 2015.
2016 62 Years Old In April 2016, Chan was named in the Panama Papers. … Read More
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