Born In: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Chan Kong-sang, famously known to us as Jackie Chan is the world renowned martial arts icon. He has been a successful actor, director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman, etc. He is well known in Asia as well as in the West for his perfect comic timing and his impeccable fighting style. Even after breaking and injuring almost every part of his body, Chan is known to have performed all of his stunts on his own. He has acted in more than 100 Hong Kong as well as Hollywood movies, out of which more than 10 were his own directorial ventures. He has acted in famous movies like ‘Rush Hour’, ‘Rush Hour2’, ‘Shanghai Knights’, ‘Shanghai Noon’, ‘The Tuxedo’, ‘The Karate Kid’, etc. and has been well proclaimed for each one of them. He started his career as a child artist in Hong Kong cinema and his talent and hard work soon made him a known figure in Hollywood. In 2012, at the Cannes Film Festival, he declared that he is taking semi-retirement from the action movies as he needs to take care of his body now.
Nick Name: Pao-pao, Little Jack, Jackie
Also Known As: Fang Shilong, Chan Kong-sang
Spouse/Ex-: Lin Feng-jiao (m. 1982)
father: Charles and Lee-Lee Chan
mother: Lily Chan
siblings: Fang Shide, Fang Shisheng, Guilan Chan, Yulan Chan
children: Etta Ng Chok Lam, Jaycee Chan
Born Country: Hong Kong
Notable Alumni: China Drama Academy
Founder/Co-Founder: Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, The Dragon's Heart Foundation
education: China Drama Academy
Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-sang on Aprl 7, 1954, to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan in British Hong Kong. His parents were the refugees from the Chinese Civil War and worked for the French ambassador in Hong Kong.
In 1960, Jackie Chan’s father was sent to Canberra, Australia, to work for the American Embassy. Around this time Chan went to the Chinese Opera Research Institute in Hong Kong to be trained in music, dance and Traditional martial arts. He joined a performance group called the Seven Little Fortunes there.
In 1962, at the age of eight, along with the fellow mates from the performance group, Jackie Chan appeared in the movie called ‘Big and Little Wong Tin Bar’. This lead to his appearance in another movie next year called ‘The Love Eterne’. Subsequently, he kept making small appearances in movies like ‘Come Drink with Me’ (1966) and ‘A Touch of Zen’ (1971).
At the age of 19, in 1973, Jackie Chan got his first major role in the movie ‘Little Tiger of Canton’ and then he starred in a comedy movie called ‘All in the Family’ (1975). This movie had Chan’s first nude sex scene. He made the shift from action movies to comedy because his action movies have been a failure until now.
In 1976, Jackie Chan got an opportunity from a film producer in Hong Kong called Willie Chan to work in his movie as a stuntman. The film was called ‘New Fist of Fury’ and it had Chan in the main lead. The movie did not do very well as Chan could not exhibit Bruce Lee’s martial arts style and the whole movie was supposed to be modeled on his style.
In 1985, Jackie Chan produced and directed as well as starred in ‘Police Story’, which was a Hollywood influenced action-comedy. The movie bagged the Best Film award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Jackie Chan Movies
(Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action)
(Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Action)
(Drama, Romance, Thriller, Action)
(Comedy, Romance, Action, Crime)
(Comedy, Action, Adventure)
|2002||Best Fight||Rush Hour 2 (2001)|
|1999||Best On-Screen Duo||Rush Hour (1998)|
|2011||Favorite Action Star||Winner|