Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan (born Chan Kong-sang, 7.4.1954)
Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong and is an actor, comedian, martial arts expert, stunt performer and film director. He has been appearing in films since the 1970s and has been in over 100 movies. He has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.

Jackie Chan: Net Worth
In 2012, Celebrity Net Worth posted an article claiming that Jackie Chan had a net worth of 130 million USD.

Jackie Chan: Childhood
Jackie Chan was born in Victoria Peak, to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. After failing his first year at Nah-Hwa Primary School, his parents withdrew him from school and in 1960, his father moved to Australia, sending his son to the China Drama Academy. Whilst he was there, Jackie Chan trained extensively in acrobatics and martial arts. He eventually joined the performance group Little Fortunes, with Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung.
Aged eight, Jackie Chan appeared in the 1962 film Big and Little Wong Tin Bar. Chan continued to appear in films and at the age of 17, he was a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. Chan's premier starring role came in 1973, when he starred in Little Tiger of Canton. 1975's All in the Family was notable for including Chan's only nude sex scene.

Jackie Chan: Film Career
Having seen Chan in John Woo's Hand of Death, the Hong Kong director Willie Chan took Jackie Chan on board for the film New Fist of Fury, emphasising his similarity to Bruce Lee.
The film that propelled Jackie Chan to mainstream popularity was Drunken Master. Willie Chan was an important figure in Jackie's crossover to Hollywood success in the 1980s. His first Hollywood film was 1980s Battle Creek Brawl, followed by a small role in the cult film Cannonball Run, starring Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett and Roger Moore.
Later on in the 1980s, Jackie Chan abandoned Hollywood and returned to the Hong Kong film industry, eclipsing the success of Bruce Lee with films such as The Young Master, Dragon Lord and The Young Master.
Jackie Chan made the first Police Story film in 1985, which was a huge success in Hong Kong, before returning to work with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao again in Dragons Forever.
Chan returned to Hollywood in the 1990s, initially turning down roles such as Simon Phoenix in Sylvester Stallone's Demolition Man (the role was eventually played by Wesley Snipes), for fear of being typecast. In 1995, he starred in Rumble in the Bronx.
In 1998, Jackie Chan starred with Chris Tucker in Rush Hour, a film that made a huge star of Jackie Chan. On the back of the film's release, the martial arts star released his autobiography I Am Jackie Chan.
Chan's success continued to improve with the success of 2000's Shanghai Noon, Rush Hour 2, Shanghai Knights and The Medallion.
His first collaboration with Jet Li was 2008's The Forbidden Kingdom and featured Chan's first use of wires and special effects. In the popular animation King Fu Panda, Jackie Chan voiced the character of Master Monkey. The film also featured the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman.
The next big Hollywood blockbuster from Jackie Chan was a remake of The Karate Kid, along with Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith). In 2012, Chan announced that he was going to retire from action roles in order to preserve his body in his old age.

Jackie Chan: Personal Life
Chan married Joan Lin in 1982 with their son being born in the same year. In 1999, Chan fathered a daughter with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei through an extramarital affair.
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Jackie Chan's Son Jaycee Chan Is Finally Charged Over Cannabis Incident

22nd December 2014 -

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18th August 2014 -

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4th December 2013 -

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8th August 2013 -

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Sylvester Stallone announced via Twitter that Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford would feature in Expendables 3. The Rocky actor criticised Bruce Willis, describing him as "lazy" and "greedy" following his decision to leave the film...

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Stallone Names Patrick Hughes As The Director For "The Expendables 3"

24th April 2013 -

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Australian director Patrick Hughes has been named by Sylvester Stallone to helm his newest writing endeavor, The Expendables 3. Nothing is official just yet though, as Hughes still has to win the approval of Millenium,...

Jackie Chan Caught Up In Anti-American Storm

12th January 2013 -

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Jackie Chan found himself at the center of a controversy, accusing him of anti-Americanism, following a heated interview on Chinese television, during which the action star called America “the most corrupt country in the world.”Chan...

A Week In News Feat: Scarlett Johansson Hacker Behind Bars, Zooey Deschanel Back On The Market, and Django Unchained Reviews Prove Tarantino Still Has It!

19th December 2012 -

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Hackerazzi! Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis received news they wanted to hear this week, as hacker Christopher Chaney was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. The 35-year-old was convicted of illegally accessing the email and...

1911

27th September 2011 -

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Shaolin

9th August 2011 -

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23rd November 2010 -

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What more can come for the Panda who has it all? Since gaining the respect of his heroes - Master Shifu and the furious five - and defeating the evil snow leopard Tai Lung, Po's...

The Karate Kid 2010

19th July 2010 -

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When Dre and his mum pack up all their belongings and move to Beijing, China neither of them expect it to be an easy change but they're willing to give it a go. At his...

The Spy Next Door

22nd October 2009 -

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marianabrezoi

Mr Jackie chan i'm really sorry beacause you lost father but now you most be strong for you son Jeyce chan and for you fan.

6 years 9 months ago
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pavan dupare

Instead of making movies like 'The Myth',plz,make like your old classics and dont forget you have a great fan following here in India and they too dont like your stupid American movies.plz,dont be puppet of their hands.

8 years 8 months ago
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marj

i like all his movies... and i really appreciate of his on going charity works with UNICEF... helping cancer victim children... esply he himself came to my country philippines to meet the philippine red cross personels... jackie chan has a goog heart man... i hope he keeps on doing that .. im proud of you.. GOD BLESS MR CHAN......

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