JACKIE CHAN (Quan/Producer) was born in Hong Kong on April
7, 1954 to
parents so poor they had to borrow money to pay the doctor for his delivery. At
of 7, Jackie was enrolled in the China Drama Academy where he spent the next 10
years training in the art of Peking Opera. It was at the Academy that Jackie
acrobatics, martial arts, acting, and singing that would later help him to
When Jackie left the Academy at the age of 17, the Peking Opera was no longer
popular and many of the graduates turned to stunt work in Hong Kong movies.
soon gained a reputation as a talented and fearless stuntman and over the next
years he swiftly climbed the ladder of success and was soon acting, directing,
choreographing stunts for dozens of films.
After a series of attempts in the 1980s to break into the American movie
Jackie returned to Hong Kong to concentrate on making films in his hometown. He
extremely successful, yet never gave up his dream of making it in America. In
returned to the US to film Rumble in the Bronx which became a huge hit in 1996.
the next several years, Jackie starred in a succession of American productions,
more successful than the blockbuster Rush Hour series. Jackie had finally
dream of making it in America. Over his nearly four-decade career in film,
received hundreds of awards for his acting, directing, writing, and stunt work.
His amazing accomplishments and success in the film industry was recognized
November 2016 where he was awarded an Honorary Oscar "Lifetime Achievement
Award" at the Governors Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and
For over the past 30 years, Jackie has devoted much of his spare time and
energy to charity work. In 1988, he established the Jackie Chan Charitable
and since then he has worked tirelessly for dozens of charities both at home and
abroad. In recent years, he has focused his energies on his Dragon's Heart
which builds schools in remote areas of China. Among his many charitable
he is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF/UNAIDS, a celebrity cabinet member of the
American Red Cross, founder of the Jackie Chan Civil Aviation Foundation in
and has hosted charity concerts and car races for many years.
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