Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan was born in Wood Horse - Chia Wu Year of the 60-year Cycle of the Chinese Zodiac

Kong-sang Chan was born in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong on April 7, 1954. He is better known as Jackie Chan a very agreeable film star, stunt man and coordinator and director. Jackie attended the China Drama Academy when he was only six. He was trained in dance, music and martial arts. He left the Academy to begin a career in Chinese films. He worked as a stunt coordinator and stunt man in Chinese films before becoming an actor and director. Chan was picked to be the next ?Ä?Bruce Lee?Äô, but decided to develop his own style. He directed The Young Master (1980) that combined comedy with action. Chan performs all his own stunts and is often the victim of on-set injuries. His breakout film was Drunken Master (1978) and Jackie played in the toughest street fighter contest in his next film The Big Brawl (1980). He was cast in The Cannonball Run (1981) with Burt Reynolds, but he is only in a very brief scene. Chan returned to China to make incredible action films that included awesome stunt work. Chan and is stunt team were excellent in their ability to set incredible fight scenes and action sequences. Chan filmed Rumble in the Bronx (1995), Jackie Chan?Äôs First Strike (1995), Mr. Nice Guy (1997), and Rush Hour with Chris Tucker (1998). He worked with Owen Wilson in 2000 on the very successful Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights (2003). He again worked with Christ Tucker in Rush Hour 2 (2001) and was a headliner in the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days. Chan is involved in charity ventures helping with financial assistance to schools and universities. Chan is a UNICEF GoodWill Ambassador and campaigns against animal abuse, pollution and aids when disaster relief is needed. Chan is currently married to Feng-Jiao Lin and they have one child.
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