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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.

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

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.

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.

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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Kung Fu Panda 3 Review

Excellent

This animated trilogy concludes on a very high note with this smart, involving and often hilarious adventure. Both the writing and the animation are especially strong this time around, drawing in bigger themes while still keeping things both thrilling and very silly. But it's the endearing central characters who make it resonate.

As the Dragon Warrior, the panda Po (voiced by Jack Black) is struggling to rise to the challenge to become a teacher, coaxed by his master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). He'd rather be out fighting battles with his five warrior pals Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper and Crane (Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross). Then he meets his long-lost father Li (Bryan Cranston), who tells him of a secret homeland for pandas, where Po might be able to find himself. Meanwhile, the power-mad warlord Kai (J.K. Simmons) has broken through from the spirit realm, determined to collect the chi of every master in the mortal world. So it's rather urgent that Po discovers his own chi before Kai finds him.

This is far more than the usual story about discovering your place in life. It's a complex exploration of how our backgrounds and communities contribute to who we are, and why each of us has a distinct role to play. These themes emerge naturally through the snappy, sometimes exhilarating story and characters. In voicing Po, Black finds the perfect balance between goofiness and honest emotion that often eludes him in live-action roles. His interaction with all of the surrounding characters bristles with humour and insight, with sharply funny one-liners peppering every scene. Most of the side roles are spread very thinly, but both Cranston and Simmons register strongly, while Jolie and Hoffman get some solid scenes all their own. And Hudson's riotously flirtatious ribbon-dancing panda easily steals her scenes.

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Atmopshere - Bus explodes on Lambeth Bridge for filming of the new Jackie Chan Movie 'The Foreigner'. at Lambeth Bridge - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th February 2016

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer


Po and The Furious Five return in Kung Fu Panda 3! Po might now be the undisputed Dragon Warrior but his mission of self-growth and protection for the citizens of the Valley of Peace. Taking advice from the person he trusts most, Master Shifu Po discovers that his real journey is just beginning as he must transition from warrior to teacher.

After finding his birth father, Li, Po finally feels he belongs to someone. Po's stepdad, Mr Ping on the other hand isn't so convinced that this new panda is a relative at all! The Panda's travel to a secret panda village where Po, for the first time, is surrounded by Bears - most clumsy - just like him.

When a supernatural beast named Kai comes to their region, he threatens to put the lives a of some of the animals Po loves most in danger. To survive the attack by Kai, Po must train his new family and teach them how to fight for themselves - after all, surely they all have some of the Dragon Warrior in them?

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Robert Downey Jr Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actors List Again


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The Avengers and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes list of the world's highest paid actors for the third year in a row, taking home a massive $80million last year. The star’s ranking was said to have be greatly helped by the Chinese box office, where Downey’s latest offering The Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $240 million.

Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr has been named the world’s highest paid actor by Forbes magazine.

In the number two spot was Hong Kong born action star Jackie Chan, who raked in an impressive $50 million thanks to the release of Dragon Blade. Following Chan at number three was another somewhat surprising entrant, Vin Diesel, whose role in mega-hit Furious 7 saw him take home $47 million.

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Dragon Blade Trailer


Tiberius is the Roman leader who has forced his way to power through corrupt and violent means, leading defected Roman General Lucius to escape to the East along the Silk Road to the Parthian Empire with his legion and the betrayed younger brother of Tiberius. It's there they encounter Huo An and his small army of warriors, who - after an impressive but fair sword fight - offer to aid Lucius in their fight against Tiberius, who in turn will stop at nothing to seize control over the Silk Road. His army is a huge and formidable one, and so Huo An begins to form a major battalion with 36 nations involved. Sacrifices must be made in order to bring down Tiberius and his men, but Lucius has to rely on strangers - and are they really willing to risk their lives for each other?

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Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer


Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still has a lot to learn. Even so he faces yet another dangerous threat to China in the form of the evil spirit Kai, who is determined to take over the country by robbing various martial arts masters of their powers. Meanwhile, Po has a few personal problems to contend with. His long lose biological father has re-appeared out of the blue, looking for his soon having sensed that he is still alive somewhere. And so, Po returns to where he was born - though he has never felt less at home. He is being pressured into an arranged marriage with a needy panda named Mei Mei, but he's got to put his family issues on hold if he wants to save China yet again. Unfortunately, the only way he can do it is by training up his new panda neighbours in the art of kung fu - he's never had a more difficult task than this.

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Jackie Chan - Jackie Chan goes shopping in Beverly Hills with friends - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 1st June 2015

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Jaycee Chan Released From "Harsh" Chinese Prison, Apologises For Drug Use


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Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan's son, has been freed from jail on drug charges. The 32-year-old actor was arrested in August 2014 after police found 100 grams of marijuana at his Beijing apartment.  He was immediately imprisoned but formally charged with "the crime of sheltering others to take drugs" in December 2014. He was released on Saturday (14th February) after serving his six month sentence.

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Jackie Chan's son has apologised for his drug use at a press conference in Beijing.

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Jackie Chan's Son Jaycee Issues Apology Following Release From Jail


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Jaycee Chan, the 32 year old son of action star Jackie Chan, has apologised publicly following his release from jail after serving a six month sentence on drug charges.

Jaycee ChanJaycee Chan with the director Kenneth Bi at Sundance 208 [Getty/Bryan Bedder]

Wearing a black suit, Jaycee who is also an actor, told reporters in Beijing he would now be focusing his efforts on film and music projects as well as spend more time with his mother Lin Feng-jiao.

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Jackie Chan's Son Jaycee Sentenced To Six Months Behind Bars On Drug Charge


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Jaycee Chan, the son of beloved international film star and martial artist Jackie Chan, is about to spend six months in a Chinese prison, after pleading guilty to the charge of “sheltering others to use drugs.” Yes, that offence exists in China and yes, Jaycee apparently got off pretty easy.

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Jackie Chan's Son Jaycee Chan Is Finally Charged Over Cannabis Incident


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The son of Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan, has finally been charged for drugs offences by police in China following his arrest back in August 2014, where he was found to have a considerable amount of cannabis in his home.

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Jackie Chan was left heartbroken over son's arrest

The 32-year-old was busted in Beijing when more than 100 grams of the drug were unearthed, and he has now been charged with 'the crime of sheltering others to take drugs' according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate. The news comes as further embarrassment to his movie star father,  who in 2009 was named Goodwill Ambassador for the National Anti-Drug Committee and subsequently did much humanitarian work to support the drugs education in schools.

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China Bans Tainted Celebrities From TV Screens Over Drugs, Prostitution


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China has taken the severe though not altogether surprising step of banning tainted celebrities from TV and movie screens. The ban, which will see stars arrested for drugs, prostitution, etc removed from media outlets, is meant to keep the industry healthy, reports China Daily.

Jackie ChanJackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan was arrested for drug possession earlier this year

The Chinese government said celebrities who break the law - like Jackie Chan's son who was arrested on drug charges this year - would not be invited to appear in programmes and broadcasts of their work would be suspended. 

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Jackie Chan - Jackie Chan at a screening of his new film "Chinese Zodiac" wearing a black and white, pin strip jacket with fedora hat. After the Screening a Q&A was held with Jackie, which was all part of the BFI Southbank's A Century of Chinese Cinema season - DH, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th August 2014

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Jackie Chan - Actor and stunt performer Jackie Chan outside ITV Studios after an appearance on Good Morning Britain to promote his new film Chinese Zodiac wearing a white shirt, jeans, fedora hat and shades. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th August 2014

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Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith - Jackie Chan is honoured with a hand and foot print ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood - Hollywood, CA, United States - Thursday 6th June 2013

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Jackie Chan

Date of birth

7th April, 1954

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.74






Jackie Chan Movies

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

This animated trilogy concludes on a very high note with this smart, involving and often...

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

Po and The Furious Five return in Kung Fu Panda 3! Po might now be...

Dragon Blade Trailer

Dragon Blade Trailer

Tiberius is the Roman leader who has forced his way to power through corrupt and...

Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still...

1911 Trailer

1911 Trailer

In 1911, China is under the rule of the 250 year old Qing Dynasty. However,...

Shaolin Trailer

Shaolin Trailer

In early Republican China, feuding warlords are fighting over neighbouring lands to expand their power...

Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Review

Jack Black's cuddly alter-ego is back for another epic adventure in this lively, colourful sequel....

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Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom Trailer

Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom Trailer

What more can come for the Panda who has it all? Since gaining the respect...

The Karate Kid Movie Review

The Karate Kid Movie Review

Even though it's corny, unnecessary and far too long, this remake of the 1984 hit...

The Karate Kid 2010 Trailer

The Karate Kid 2010 Trailer

When Dre and his mum pack up all their belongings and move to Beijing, China...

The Spy Next Door Trailer

The Spy Next Door Trailer

Watch the trailer for The Spy Next DoorJackie Chan's character is a good guy who's...

Kung Fu Panda Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda Movie Review

It's surprising that Hollywood has taken until 2008 to come up with Kung Fu Panda....

Kung Fu Panda Trailer

Kung Fu Panda Trailer

Kung Fu Panda New TrailerKung fu fanatic, Po the Panda (Jack Black), is a lowly...

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Kung Fu PandaTrailer"Kung Fu Panda" features Jack Black as Po the Panda, a lowly waiter...

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