Celebrities from all walks of lives are being loved and adored by all. There is not a single person who does not admire or imitate any one of them. Apart from all the popular and wealthy celebrities, the most well-known action star is none other than Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan is the all time favorite for all the action movie lovers. He loves making movies based on self humor and physical clowning. He is one of those actors who love performing his own stunts. In order to make you know him better, we are sharing some interesting facts about Jackie Chan.
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Jackie Chan is a big name with variety of things associated to it. He is an actor, producer director, comedian, singer, choreographer, screenwriter, stunt performer and an entrepreneur from Hon Kong. He was born on 7th April 1954 in Chan Kong-sang. Jackie Chan himself is a complete brand that has been referenced in several cartoons, video games and pop songs. He is very famous for his acrobatic fighting style and innovative stunts. He is some of those rare actors who perform all their stunts themselves. He is a trained vocalist and he has been a part of many theme songs for his movies. About Jackie Chan, he says:
I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.
Jackie Chan is one of those very few artists who prefer to spend their lives fearlessly. Till date, he has performed all of his stunts on his own. He has team called Jackie Chan stunt team that deals with the choreography of his stunts. Jackie Chan has made a Guinness World Record for ‘Most Stunts by a Living Actor’. He is very particular about his work and prefers to opt for perfection. While shooting for a movie, he once took 2900 retakes which shows his level of dedication and urge for perfection. He says:
I don’t want to be an action star; action star’s life is so short. I want my life to get longer. I want my career to get longer.
Jackie Chan’s Trademarks
1) He always tries to do all the stunts by himself.
2) He likes giving thumbs up.
3) He always plays the Good Guy roles expect in Rumble in Hong Kong.
5) He keeps trying to get a hand on the failed stunts and accidents until he succeed.
About his stunts, he says:
The ads all call me fearless, but that’s just publicity. Anyone who thinks I’m not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am.
15 Interesting Facts about Jackie Chan
1) He prefers to do films based on strong humor and physical clowning.
2) He does all his stunts by himself and allows others to try out theirs as well.
3) He has a long relationship with Mitsubishi motors and they have given him many of their automobiles for his movies.
4) In 1976, he under-went a plastic surgery to get a more Western look.
5) He has a wife and a son as his family.
6) He dubs his own voice at times for English release of his Asian movies.
7) Jackie Chan has a hole in his head due to his stunt accidents.
8) He is also a talented singer.
9) While performing his stunts, he has broken his nose thrice, ankle once, most of his fingers, both cheekbones and skull as well. Yet he never gives up!
10) He admits he did Cannonball Run II in 1984 just to fulfill his contract with Warner Bros.
11) His fan club reached 10,000 members once which were mostly young girls.
12) He has worked with Bruce Lee as a stunt coordinator.
13) He is a great fan of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.
14) A girl committed suicide when she found out that Jackie Chan was married.
15) He was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to entertainment in 1989.
Jackie Chan is a multi-talented person who has been able to win millions of hearts. Hope you had a happy reading. All for now!