Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan

Chan in July 2012
Chinese name (Traditional)
Chinese name (Simplified)
Pinyin Chéng Lóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Sing4 Lung4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Chan Kong-sang
Chén Gǎngshēng (Mandarin)
Can4 Gong2 Sang1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Linzi, Shandong, China
Origin British Hong Kong
Born 7 April 1954 (1954-04-07) (age 60)
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Other name(s) (Fong Si-lung)
(Yuen Lou)
(Big Brother)
Occupation Actor, martial artist, director, producer, screenwriter, action choreographer, singer, stunt director, stunt performer
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop, Hong Kong English pop, J-pop
Years active 1959–present
Spouse(s) Lin Feng-jiao (m. 1982–present) «start: (1982)»"Marriage: Lin Feng-jiao to Jackie Chan" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Chan)
Children Jaycee Chan (born 1982)
Parents Charles and Lee-Lee Chan
Influences Bruce Lee
Buster Keaton
Harold Lloyd

Jackie Chan (成龍) (born 7 April 1954) is an actor, director, producer, stuntman and singer from Hong Kong. He was famous for his action-comedies. He also appeared in the Jackie Chan Adventures TV series. He is the father of actor and singer Jaycee Chan.[1]

In his earlier roles Chan did all of the dangerous stunts without safety equipment. Possibly the role where this was taken farthest is Rumble in the Bronx (his breakthrough American movie) where he subjected his already aging body to several leaps and falls which, while finally gaining his American stardom, led to injuries including a broken ankle.[2]

His two worst injuries occurred during the making of Armour of God and Police Story. Footage of the former's aftermath was shown over the credits and showed a subdued and bloodied Chan in a spinal injury stretcher.[3] A tree branch he was to swing off snapped when he jumped for it. Chan fell 10 metres onto rocky ground.

In Police Story, Chan was doing a stunt where he fell five or six stories through a series of window canopies.[4] Chan became disorientated halfway down. Instead of landing on his feet, Chan fell in a head-down position. His arms became caught in the material of the last canopy. He landed head first. His head was forced to the side as he could not break his fall with his arms.

While the Police Story fall looked worse, Chan has said that the Armour of God fall was the closest he has come to death while filming.[5]

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