Jackie Chan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th August 2014

Quote: "I (want to be) against all the Expendable guys - but as a good-bad guy. I'm a good guy at the end. If I go against them, I stand out. Otherwise I'm (part of) the group... Sly, I thank him so much. He really helped me to get into the Hollywood market. I'll do almost whatever he says I should do." Martial arts star Jackie Chan is circling a villainous role in the next Expendables movie after turning down Sylvester Stallone's offers to join the all-star action movie franchise in the past.

16th August 2014

Quote: "Sly wants me for Expendables 4... They already asked me to be in two and three, but I refused. Well, I didn't refuse, but I said, 'Sly, can't we just do you and me? Not just a bunch of people and me only coming out for five minutes?' Because then the audience is, 'Oh!' - and then I'm gone." Jackie Chan isn't interested in becoming one of the growing list of action men in Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise.

28th October 2013

Quote: "I want to. Please, all the directors, James Cameron, hire me... Blue background with all the wire, flying around, that’s more easy. But all the directors, they think about me: 'Ok, Rush Hour 4 and Shanghai Noon'... (I’d) rather do a drama, comedy drama, a love story, sing a song on the beach, running around, slow motion, with a girl, kissing. But nobody buys a ticket to see Jackie Chan in a theatre kissing." Jackie Chan dreams of a role in a superhero movie or romantic film.

9th November 2010

Quote: "The nude scenes! I've been kicked, punched and slapped a thousand times in my movies and only got naked once - and it's going to take another 10,000 kicks and punches before I do that again." Jackie Chan would choose a painful fight sequence over a sex scene any day.

18th June 2010

Quote: "He said, 'We have to make a movie together...' then one year later he called my office and said, 'Jackie, I want you to do The Karate Kid.' I said, 'OK, who's the teacher...?' I really forgot how old I am. I still think I'm a kid." Jackie Chan thought he'd be The Karate Kid in Will Smith's remake.

13th June 2010

Quote: "If I can find him! Where's Chris? Call me please!" Action star Jackie Chan is keen to reteam with Chris Tucker to make a new sequel in the Rush Hour franchise.

12th June 2010

Quote: "I wanna be a singer. Singing's easy, you don't have to fight." Jackie Chan jokes about quitting acting to focus on a music career.

9th April 2010

Quote: "Jackie has mad swagger. He, like, runs China." Actress TARAJI. P. HENSON on working with martial arts superstar Jackie Chan in the new KARATE KID remake.

14th January 2010

Quote: "I want the audience to know I’m an actor who can fight, not just an action star. An action star’s life is very short. They do the same kick, the same punch... I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino." Jackie Chan wants to be more than just an action star.

13th January 2010

Quote: "I had to move my hands for three hours... The car broke down and I was stuck in the same place for half an hour." Jackie Chan discovered it's tough to wave to fans while taking part in the Pasadena Rose Parade in California on New Year's Day (01Jan10).

11th January 2010

Fact: Jackie Chan has a new sock line which features acupuncture pressure points printed on the sole.

29th April 2009

Fact: Martial arts star Jackie Chan's 100th film will be Rumble In the Bronx director Stanley Tong's CHINESE ZODIAC.

14th November 2008

Quote: "You can't compare my work to what Jackie Chan does. Jackie Chan really performs all these incredible stunts by himself that you see on camera. The difference here being it's not really me doing these things all by myself. My job is just to make the whole thing look good." James Bond star Daniel Craig is modest about his stunt work as 007.

26th June 2008

Fact: Angelina Jolie and Jackie Chan have pulled out of the London premiere of their new movie KUNG FU PANDA, which takes place on Thursday night (26Jun08). Stars Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Lucy Liu are all expected to attend the red carpet bash.

25th June 2008

Quote: "Well, I want to be a kung-fu king in Asia, and he wants to be a kung-fu king in Asia! But we're friends." Martial arts star Jackie Chan insists his rivalry with Jet Li is a friendly one.

11th June 2008

Quote: "I love Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Those two are the giant heroes in my house. If JACKIE CHAN walked in, my kids would drop to their knees!" Angelina Jolie's family love martial arts films.

4th July 2007

Quote: "Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon are first. Second are Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hrs. Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in Stir Crazy are third. We rank below them." Actor Chris Tucker rates his partnership with Jackie Chan in the Rush Hour buddy movies.

4th October 2006

Quote: "Everybody thinks it's easy to drive a vehicle like this. Like riding a bicycle, one has to learn how to properly drive a Segway. Even when a person thinks they understand how to ride it, they may go too fast and get hurt." Action man Jackie Chan takes scooter safety extremely seriously.

2nd October 2006

Quote: "Everybody thinks it's easy to drive a vehicle like this. Like riding a bicycle, one has to learn how to properly drive a Segway. Even when a person thinks they understand how to ride it, they may go too fast and get hurt." Action man Jackie Chan takes scooter safety extremely seriously.

20th September 2006

Fact: Action man Jackie Chan has admitted he starred in a 1975 porn film in China before his acting career took off.

13th February 2006

Fact: <p>Crouching Tiger, HIDDEN DRAGON star Michelle Yeoh is the only actress Jackie Chan allows to perform her own stunts on his movies. </p>

10th November 2005

Fact: <p>A galaxy of stars including Jack Black, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Ian McShane will voice characters in forthcoming animated movie KUNG FU PANDA. </p>

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