Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE (born Chan Kong Sang, 陳港生; 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong[filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. actor, action choreographer,
Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films.
Chan was born in 1954 in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong Sang to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War.His name literally means ''Born in Hong Kong''
In 1960, his father immigrated 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. Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. He eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master.
Jackie in a scene from Forbidden Kingdom
Jackie's first major breakthrough was the 1978 film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, shot while he was loaned to Seasonal Film Corporation under a two-picture deal.
The director was Yuen Woo Ping ,who went on to direct Jackie in Drunken Master ,it was after this film that Jackie could set out to do the films he wanted to after the Strict control of working for Director Lo Wei in the 70's.
Jackie Chan and Jet Li
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The clown prince of Kung Fu ,Jackie Chan over the years has cheated death and broken most bones in his body and all to bring entertainment to the big screen in the form of Martial arts and hard core stunt work .
Along with his stunt teams he has set a bench mark in action that not many other stars can match.
Jackie and The Wushu boys Jackie and Jadan Smith ''Karate Kid''
This is the reason he is the Biggest action star in the world with his films playing in every country ,and at the age of 58 he is still giving it large in the action stakes,even though he may not be as wild as he used to be he still entertains with a capitol F for Fun.
Here we look at some of his past work and pay homage to it.
Also below is a photo gallery of Jackie and other Facts.
Here are some of the newest pictures of Jackie Chan's CZ12 film which premiered on the 12-12-12 at the Birds Nest in China.
Jackie on stage at the Birds Nest for the premier of CZ12.
Latest Hong Kong Poster
Yes Chinese Zodiac is the latest film from Peking Opera Star Jackie Chan, the film which is supposed to be the third in the series to the Armour of God films ( Armour of God was one of Jackie's biggest successes in Europe and the UK) .
With the film more or less wrapped with only a few more days filming to go , then it's down to editing and showing it to the film community and selling the film for release.
So we may have to wait a while before the official artwork gets posted. Below are a few of the set shots from the film ,enjoy.This is one film that will prove Jackie still has it.
Jackie Filming Riga (above and Below)
Jackie apologizes to the many fans who are around the gates in Riga, The sign roughly reads ''Sorry i can sign no more autographs ,but thanks for coming'' He still went out and greeted them each night though.
Jackie goes to greet the many fans surrounding the set fences and gates.
Jackie injured his arm on Monday the 2nd May, after coming from Hospital ,as you can see his arm is in a sling. Apparently he twisted it, it ' OK now and he has resumed his tight schedule.
Jackie met the Latvian President ,here he sports a Latvian hat for the occasion.
Jackie in Shanghai in March 2012, arriving in his new JC JET
Jackie with his Peking opera brother Sammo at Timmy Hung's wedding.
The Many fans in Riga waiting to get a glimpse of Jackie, But of course Jackie being Jackie he obliges by saying hello / Apr May 2012
Jackie Chan in London in 2000
For Shanghai Noon Premier
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Jackie Chan at Planet Hollywood in London just after the Shanghai Noon Premier
Receiving his Planet Hollywood Jacket
Jackie takes some questions from the London Fans
Jackie comes down the stairs to introduce Shanghai Noon to the London Fans at, if i remember rightly , the Empire Leicester Square , it's the one next to the current Odeon West End.
Keanu Reeves met La and Zy and of course Jackie in China. Keanu is to play the main villain in forthcoming film Tai Chi.
Jackie at the premier of Legendary Amazons, Jackie produced the movie while Frankie Chan (Outlaw Brothers,Operation Condor) directed the movie ,Frankie is to JC's right.
- 2012 - Jackie is back as the Asian Hawk in his most awaited film in years.
1911 Revolution 2011 - Jackie plays Huang Xing ,the right hand man to Sun Yat Sen
Shaolin 2011 - Jackie co-stars in this remake of the Jet Li classic from Benny Chan
Crime Story 1993 - Jackie plays a cop in this hard hitting story based on fact
Drunken Master 2 1994 - Regarded as Jackie's finest Moment by Many
Mr,Nice Guy 1997 - Jackie Chan is a Chef caught up with Gangsters by mistake
- This time Jackie takes on the Yakuza
- Jackie Captures a general and heads of for the rewards
New Police Story 2004 - Jackie Pays tribute to his own films in this fantastic film
Fearless Hyena 1979 - Jackie becomes Bodyguard to help a Failing Kung Fu school
The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 - Jackie teams up with Jet to free the Monkey King
Twin Dragons 1992 - Jackie pairs up with himself to fight the mob
Police Story 3 1992 - Jackie returns as Hong Kong's finest police officer.
Police Story 2 1988 - Sequel to JC's iconic film from 1985 ,Police Story
Police Story 1985 - Dubbed Glass Story by the Stuntmen on the film, Jackie's Favorite
Wheels on Meals 1984 - Jackie,Sammo and Yuen Biao in entertainment heaven
Armour of God 1986 - Jackie's out to get the Armour of God and help his friends
Snake in the Eagles Shadow 1979 - Jackie plays Chien a orphan who is bullied.
The Himalayan 1976 - Jackie is a stunt man in this film and a bit part player
Hapkido 1972 - Jackie appears a couple of times for a fleeting moment .
Here are some Random film stills from some of Jackie's films,i add these pretty much at random ,so you never know what might turn up here.Enjoy
Police Story 2
Here are a few video's of Jackie Singing ,some are from his films and others from his albums.
From Wong Fei Hong ( Mulan)
Higher Upon High from Armour of God
Sourcing various news about Jackie and pictures is not to hard as he's a world wide phenomenon, but there are quite a few sites out there that put a lot of work into what they do. Here we thank those sites who are a great source for all things Jackie.