After breaking so many bones, Jackie Chan finally gets an Oscar.
Jackie Chan recalls seeing an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, which was the moment that made him realize he wanted one as well.
Finally, at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film.
“After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally,” Chan, 62, quipped at the star-studded gala dinner while holding his Oscar. Towards the end of his speech, he praised his hometown Hong Kong for making him “proud to be Chinese,” and thanked his fans.
He thanks his fans and adds: “I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones.”
Who is Jackie Chan?
Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-sang on April 7, 1954, in Hong Kong, China. He began studying martial arts, drama, acrobatics and singing at age 7. 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 U.S. as well.