Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan

Chan at Bleeding Steel press conference at Sydney Opera House in 2016
Chan Kong-sang

(1954-04-07) 7 April 1954 (age 69)
NationalityChinese (Hong Kong)
Other namesBig Brother ()
Fong Si-lung
Alma materPeking Opera School
Occupation(s)Actor, action choreographer, director, martial artist, producer, screenwriter, singer, stunt director and performer
Years active1962–present
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Joan Lin (m. 1982)
Parent(s)Charles Chan (father)
Lee-Lee Chan (mother)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
GenresCantopop, Mandopop, Hong Kong English pop, J-pop
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese成龍
Simplified Chinese成龙
Literal meaningBecome the Dragon
Real name
Traditional Chinese房仕龍
Simplified Chinese房仕龙
Birth name
Traditional Chinese陳港生
Simplified Chinese陈港生
Vietnamese name
VietnameseThành Long
Thai name
Korean name
Japanese name
Chan in 2002

Jackie Chan (成龍) (born Chan Kong-Sang on 7 April 1954) SBS,[1] MBE,[2] PMW[3] is a Hong Kong actor, director, entrepreneur, martial artist, producer, screenwriter, singer and stuntman. He is known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. By blending martial arts, death-defying gymnastic stunts, and comedy, Chan created a new sub-genre of martial arts movies called "wu da pian".[4] He is widely considered one of the biggest martial arts superstars in history.[5]

As a martial artist, Chan is skilled in multiple forms of Kung-fu, acrobatics, and Hapkido.[6] He is also known to have trained in other martial art forms such as Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, and Jeet Kun Do.[7] During his film career, Chan has starred alongside many other martial arts stars, such as Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Hwang Jang-lee, Donnie Yen, and Bruce Lee (in Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon as a stunt double and extra).

Chan has appeared and provided the voice for his character's animated counterpart in the animated TV series Jackie Chan Adventures which originally aired from 2000 to 2005.

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, which was his ultimate 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.[8]

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.[9] Also, a tree branch in which he was to swing off had snapped just when he did jump upon and over for it. Chan fell 10 meters onto the rocky ground. In Police Story, Chan was doing a stunt when and where he fell off from about 5 to 6 stories through a series of window canopies.[10] Chan nearly became disorientated about halfway through down. Instead of landing on upon his feet, Chan fell in a head-down position. His arms became caught in the material of the last canopy. He landed on his head first and his head was then forced on to the side as he could not break his fall up with his arms. While the Police Story fall looked worse, Chan has also said that the Armour of God fall was the closest he has come to death while filming.[11]

Filmography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Civil And Miscellaneous Lists : Recipients of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Honours and Awards Grand Bauhinia Medal (G.B.M.)". www.info.gov.hk. Archived from the original on 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  2. "No. 51772". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 1989. p. 17.
  3. "Jackie Chan Panglima Mahkota Wilayah". MalaysianReview.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  4. https://evolve-mma.com/blog/7-reasons-jackie-chan-one-biggest-martial-arts-superstars-history/
  5. https://evolve-mma.com/blog/7-reasons-jackie-chan-one-biggest-martial-arts-superstars-history/
  6. https://screenrant.com/jackie-chan-fighting-style-martial-arts-explained/
  7. https://evolve-mma.com/blog/7-reasons-jackie-chan-one-biggest-martial-arts-superstars-history/
  8. "Broken Ankle: Rumble in the Bronx". The JC Group. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  9. "Back Injuries". The JC Group. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  10. "Injuries". Jackie Chan Fan Site. Archived from the original on 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  11. "Head Injury: Armour of God". The JC Group. Retrieved 2010-05-10.

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