Jackie Chan to Receive Honorary Academy Award

Jackie Chan, legendary actor, writer, director, producer and all-round awesome guy, is to be given an honorary award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards this coming November.

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Jackie Chan, 62, a native of Hong Kong, has, in the 54 years since his first movie appearance as Yuen Lau in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962), appeared in over 30 martial arts movies. Perhaps best known in the west for his Hollywood features such as the Rush Hour series, Rumble in the Bronx and Shanghai Noon, his charisma and outstanding athletic talents have gained him many fans worldwide.

However, it is his work in Hong Kong that many of his fans consider to be the peak of his career. Be it in the seminal Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978), the iconic Drunken Master (1978, or the classic Police Story (1985), Chan’s ability to both charm and amaze has been at the forefront of his rise to stardom.

Chan, along with three others, will receive his Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November. The recipients of the awards were chosen by a panel of the Board of Governors based on their contributions to, and their achievements in, the global film industry.

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So if you have a spare ten minutes, why not check out this awesome compilation video of some of Jackie’s best 80s moments!

 

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