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Has a daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam (born November 19, 1999), with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei.
His father is Charles Chan and his mother is Lily Chan (also known as Lee-Lee Chan).
Won Taiwan Golden Horse "Best Actor" Awards Two Times: Police Story 3, 1992. Crime Story, 1993.
Won Hong Kong Academy "Best Picture" Award for Police Story, 1986.
He and Maggie Cheung made 6 movies together: Police Story (1985), 'A' Gai Wak 2 (1987), Ging Chat Goo Si 2 (1988), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), Twin Dragons (1992), and Center Stage (1991) (producer and actress). They also appeared in a music video together.
Is trained in Northern & Southern styles of Kung-Fu as well as other styles of Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Hapkido. Chan also has some experience in Jeet Kune Do having studied under Bruce Lee while working as a stuntman on some of his films.
Turned down the roles of "Wang Chi" in "Big Trouble In Little China"(1986) & "Simon Phoenix" in "Demolition Man"(1993).
Was John Carpenter's first choice for the role of Wang Chi in Big Trouble In Little China (1986) but declined in order to concentrate on his career in Hong Kong.
Despite being known for his extraordinary combat skills, Jackie abhors violence in real life and claims to having only been in one fight his entire life and only then because his friends dragged him into it.
Admits that he is not very good with technology, particularly computers.
Jackie Chan personally holds two Guinness World Records that were awarded to him December 5, 2012. He holds the records of Most credits in one movie and Most stunts by a living actor. The first record was made by him with the movie Chinese Zodiac (2012) where he carried out 15 of the major creative movie-making roles for the film including Director, Producer, Actor, Fight Choreographer and Composer, breaking the previous record of 11 credits held by Robert Rodriguez.
The character 'Hitmonchan' from the Pokemon series is named after him.
On 25th April 2008 in Chennai(Madras), Tamil Nadu, Southern India to attend as the Chief guest for the audio release of a great Indian [Tamil] Star KamalaHassan's much awaiting movie Dasavatharam along with CM Mr K. Karunanidhi, Amitab Bachan, Mammootty, Vijay, Hemamalini, Jayaprada, Mallika Shravat, Asin etc. [April 2008]
Taitung, Taiwan: Filming for Chinese Zodiac (2012) [January 2012]
Jelgava, Latvia: Filming for Chinese Zodiac (2012) [April 2012]
On June 10, Jackie Chan received the New York Asian Film Festival's Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award. The presentation was made at a special event at New York's Lincoln Center. Jackie also participated in a Q&A session with Grady Hendrix, one of the founders of Subway Cinema, the organization that began and now co-presents the annual NYAFF. The evening concluded with a screening of Jackie's most recent film "Chinese Zodiac".
While he's classed as a Martial Artist, he has little formal training, and doesn't hold any formal belt for any style. The fighting style he used during filming was a mix of different styles, primarily using Northern and traditional Kung-Fu as the base, then building on that with other fighting styles and slapstick to make the scene work is the most humorous way possible.
Despite his nearly innumerable injuries, he admits he still has a fear of needles.
He said the hardest thing about acting is speaking in English. Doing stunts are easy for him compared to speaking in English.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
There is a Chinese Take-away in Hyde Park, Leeds of the United Kingdom named 'Jackie Chan's'.
Was first approached to play Sato in Black Rain (1989) but decided the role did not match his values/image.
Received his name "Jackie" from fellow workers on a construction site in Canberra, Australia, who couldn't pronounce his real name.
His family roots originate from the coastal port city of Ningbo, which is located on southern edge of Hangzhou Bay along the Eastern seaboard of Zhejiang province, China.
Played a policeman in five movies in 1985 alone: Le flic de Hong Kong (1985) ["My Lucky Stars"], The Protector (1985), My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985) ["Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars"], First Mission (1985) ["Heart of Dragon"], and Police Story (1985) ["Police Story"]. Ironically, Chan said that if he didn't become an actor, he would have become a police officer.
Appointed Honorary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation along with Brooke Shields, Jerry Lewis, A.V.T. Shankardass, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Phil Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip, Heather Mills, Yoko Ono, Patch Adams, Sergei Khrushchev and Winnie Mandela.
Capable of speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Korean.
Supporter of The Salvation Army's work in China.
Is best friends with Sylvester Stallone.
Says the most painful of all the injuries he's sustained in his career happened on Opération dragon (1973), when Bruce Lee accidentally hit him in the face with a nunchuck.
Some of his favourite films include Gone with the Wind (1939), Singin' in the Rain (1952), and The Matrix (1999).
He is also a talented singer. He has released numerous albums in Asia. His music is normally heard in the outtakes of his HK movies. Movies include: The Young Master Project A (not in us version) Police Story (not in us version) Armour of God (not in us version) Project A 2 Police Story 2 Dragons Forever Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (not in us version) Twin Dragons (not in us version) Police Story 3 (not in us version) Drunken Master 2 (not in us version) Rumble in the Bronx (not in us version) Jackie Chans First Strike (not in us version) Thunderbolt Nice Guy Who Am I? Twins Effect New Police Story
Is good friends with Steven Seagal and James Lew.
He was a stunt/fight coordinator for John Woo during his kung-fu phase.
He worked with Bruce Lee as a stunt coordinator.
Elaine Wu gave birth to a daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam, on November 19, 1999. The Hong Kong media alleged that he was the father, but there has as yet been no verification by either party involved.
His role models are Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, all of whom were more important to him as a child than any martial arts star, the label he was basically forced into at a very young age.
He sings in the Chinese version of Mulan (1998). He sings the Chinese version of "I'll Make a Man Out of You".
According to his production diary on the official Shanghai Knights (2003) website, the producers of the film wanted to throw him a birthday party, but he asked them not to since his mother had recently died and Chinese tradition dictates that you should wait 3 to 12 months after a death to stop the mourning period. The producers threw the party anyway, and Chan did not object because, he said, "it is an important part of the American culture to celebrate birthdays".
His parents worked at the American Embassy in Canberra, Australia. Jackie lived with them there for a while after one of his attempts in the movie business fell through.
Underwent plastic surgery in 1976 to re-shape his eyelids, giving him a more "Western" appearance. The final film with the old-look Chan is L'impitoyable (1976).
Has a great, long-lasting relationship with Mitsubishi Motors. The company has donated many of their automobiles for his films.
In his action scenes, his punches and kicks actually connect with their targets. He has his actors wear special padding in their feet and body to prevent serious injury.
Despite the minimal formal education he received, he was made an honorary doctor of social science of the Hong Kong Baptist University, and an honorary fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region conferred the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) upon him in 1999.
In 1990, he was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Minister of Culture and Communication.
He has his own stunt team, known as the Sing Ga Ban (Jackie Chan Stuntman Association). Members of the team appear as extras in his films. The team includes Andy Kay, Chung Cheng, Chung Chi Li (Nicky Li), and Bradley James Allan.
His Opera Academy "brothers" include Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Corey Yuen, Wah Yuen, and Yuen Man Meng.
Admits he did Cannonball Run II (1984) just to fulfill his contract with Warner Brothers.
Has a permanent hole in his head from a stunt accident.
His fan club once topped 10,000 members, mostly young girls; one of them committed suicide after she discovered that he was married. Another female fan attempted suicide, but was saved.
In 1989, he was awarded an M.B.E.(Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to entertainment.
Was to star in a film entitled "Nosebleed", but the project was canceled after the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. He was to play a window-washer at the WTC who has to stop a terrorist plot.
Most often dubs his own voice for the English release of his Asian films. He also dubs his Asian films in Mandarin.
Has a son, Jaycee Chan (born December 3, 1982), with wife Feng-Jiao Lin.
Not only does he do his own stunts, but he is a lead-from-the-front kind of guy and expects the actors & actresses in his movies to do their own stunts as well.
In the act of performing his own stunts, he has broken his nose three times, his ankle once, most of the fingers in his hand, both cheekbones and his skull.
Prefers to do action films with strong humour streaks and physical clowning like Buster Keaton.
Sing Lung means "Already a Dragon."
Kong Sang means "Born In Hong Kong."