|Birth Name:||Chan Kong-sang|
|Birth Place:||Victoria Peak, Hong Kong|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Date of Birth:||07/04/1954|
|Age:||64 years old|
|Net Worth:||$49 million|
|Qualification:||University of Cambodia|
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong martial artist. In addition, Jackie, actor, director, producer, screenwriter, action choreographer, singer, stunt director and a stunt performer, is the fifth-highest-paid actor of the world in the entertainment industry. Jackie Chan’s Movies are the reason he is earning high net worth.
Since 1962, he is contributing an amazingly different part of the entertainment industry. Though Chan is renowned personality and is living a blissful life at the present date, he faced several difficulties and injuries earlier. During the shoot of Jackie Chan’s movies, he broke his nose, ankles, most of the fingers, both cheekbones and skull.
Over 150 films, action-comedy Railroad Tigers (2016) and action-thriller The Foreigner (2017) are the latest ones. Science-fiction film Bleeding Steel and Viy2: Journey to China is his pending project.
Jackie Chan renamed as Chan Kong-sang was born on 7 April 1954 to parents Charles Chan and Lee-Lee Chan. His name Kong-sang means “Born In Hong Kong”. Also, Yuen Lou, Big Brother, and Fong Silung are his others name.
Chan attended Hong Kong Island. Later, with the shift of the residence place, he shifted to Peking Opera School, China Drama Academy operated by Yu Jim-Yuen. After a specific interval, Chan stood as an excellent individual both in martial arts and acrobatics. Then, he eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a group of Opera school member.
In the meantime he became close to Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, the trio later got renamed as Three Brothers or Three Dragons.
Jackie Chan along with his fellow member of Opera house produced a film Project A in 1983. The film based on a stunt-driven style of martial finally won the Best Action Design Award at Hong Kong Film Awards in 2012. Subsequently, Trio appeared in film Wheels on Meals following Lucky Stars.
Further, Chan attended Dickson College in Canberra in 1976. Then in 1996, he received honorary Doctor of Social Science degree from Hong Kong Baptist University. Regularly, in 2009, Jackie received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambodia. Apart, Savannah College of Art and Design awarded an honorary professorship to him in 2008.
Currently, Chan is working as a faculty member in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Besides, he is serving under Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences as the Dean of the Jackie Chan film and Television Academy.
As of 2016, he won honorary Oscar for his extraordinary achievements by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at 8th Annual Governors Award Ceremony on 12 November 2016.
Jackie Chan, at the age of five, started his career as a child artist in a small role. Similarly, at the age of eight, Jackie Chan’s movies appearance was in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962).
The following year, Jackie Chan appeared in Love Eterne (1963), Come Drink With Me (1966), first starring role in Little Tiger of Canton (1973) and comic adult film All in the Family (1975). Following, Jackie appeared in Hand of Death (1976) which remained unsuccessful.
Next, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow is the first breakthrough to convert his fortune. Have a look at the trailer.
Through this, audience noticed him and helped him to upgrade his professional career. In 1980, Jackie entered Hollywood industry and get up in the film The Big Brawl.
The same time, he played a minor role in the movie The Cannonball Run in 1981, grossing $100 million worldwide. The commercial failure of The Protector enforced him to leave US market and return to Hong Kong Films.
In Hong Kong, he appeared in the film Young Master (1980) and Dragon Lord (1982). They are the hit films of his early career. Through Young Master, he beat previous box office records set by Bruce Lee and renamed as the Hong Kong cinema’s top star. Alike, from the film Dragon Lord, he elaborates his stunt action sequences.
In 1985, Jackie Chan appeared in the film Police Story. The film based on action comedy along with dangerous stunts which successively led him to receive an honor as the Best Film at 1986 Hong Kong Film Awards.
After collecting recognition from several sectors, Jackie, in 1986, appeared in the film Armour of God. The particular film created a new record on China’s biggest domestic box office grossing over HK$35 million. Jackie started shooting into several big projects with the flow of time.
By late 1980 and early 1990, he appeared in a number of sequels like Project A Part II and Police Story 2. As of before, the sequel also won the Best Action Choreography Award in 1989 at Hong Kong Film Awards.
Besides, he appeared in Armour of God II: Operation Condor following Police Story 3: Super Cop receiving the Best Actor Award at 1993 Golden Horse Film Festival. Afterward, he appeared in another sequel Police Story 4: First Strike winning several awards and domestic box office success.
An action comedy Rush Hour is Chan’s first huge blockbuster movie grossing US$130 million alone in the United States.In the mid-2000, Jackie Chan appeared in Rush Hour 2 (2001) which listed as the more significant success than the original grossing $347 million worldwide.
Despite the broad spread success, Jackie got frustrated with Hollywood and the filmmaking process. Then, associating with Emperor Multimedia Group, he created his own film production company titled as JCE Movies Limited.
Jackie Chan’s movies include New Police Story (2004), The Myth (2005), Rush Hour Series: Rush Hour 3 (2007) grossing US$255 million and HK$3.5 million. In addition, The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), Shinjuku Incident (2009), The Karate Kid (2010), Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac (2012), Police Story 2013, Dragon Blade (2015), Skiptrace (2016) and many more.
An extra talented actor Jackie Chan is not specified only to movies. He also voiced several films as a theme song. The first musical recording was Kung Fu Fighting Man for The Young Master (1980). Likewise, Story of a Hero (theme song of Police Story), I’ll Make a Man Out of You for Mulan’s soundtrack, We Are Ready to 2008 Summer Olympics are Chan’s song.
Jackie Chan also released two official albums for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games including Jackie Chan’s Version and Hard to Say Goodbye along with Andy Lau, Liu Huan, and Wakin (Emil) Chau.
Jackie Chan, who is a popular actor for his own impressive and dangerous stunts throughout his film career, is not considered as the most famous actor of the world. The reason may differ on individual’s perception. But still the major reason behind the statement could be:
Apparently, the first reason could be the net worth. The most famous actor in the world Mark Wahlberg worth is $68 million whereas Jackie Chan Net worth is $49 million. The data mainly fluctuate on the basis of worth an individual is earning the particular year. In addition, how many movies he produced in a year. As of now, he is the fifth highest-paid actor in the world.
Secondly, Jackie Chan generally arose as Stuntman in most of the film. No doubt, he is famous in the entertainment industry because of that distinct character. But still, I believe stunt is not the only factor that viewers want in a film.
A film must be the mixture of action, comedy, romantic, stunt along with the best quality of the presentation. As of conclusion, a similar type of film production could be the reason he is earning a fewer audience which ultimately is descending his position.
Thirdly, the controversy relating to the statement of Jackie Chan in an interview with Phoenix TV, drawn in 2012 referring United State as the most corrupt country in the world could be the reason. Apart, Panama Papers in 2016 may be the major reason.
Jackie Chan is not only popular for his onscreen work, he is more famous for his off-screen work too. He is down-to-heart. Chan is an individual engaged in charitable works, campaign related to conservation, animal protection, relief efforts to flood or natural disasters victims and others as well.
He possesses his own organization named Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, founded in 1988 with an aim to provide support to the needy ones. In addition, he is also an Entrepreneur.
Till date, Jackie Chan’s movies led him to earn 28 awards and 34 nominations. He won American Choreography Awards, Asia Pacific, Blockbuster Entertainment, golden Phoenix, golden Rooster, MTV Movie, People’s Choice, and many more.
Jackie Chan as Most Stunts by a Living Actor has a Guinness World Record. Additionally, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Frame and Avenue of Star.
Jackie Chan married Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress, in 1982. The same year, couple blessed with a son named Jaycee Chan, singer and actor. However, Jackie Chan has two children as of ex-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei. But, as per Jackie, the incident happened unknowingly and is a fault. Thus, he is not ready to take care of daughter born on 18 January 1999.
Most of the Jackie Chan’s Movies are the biggest hit of the times. You can see Jackie Chan’s Movies on YouTube as well.
Jackie Chan has an average height of 5 Feet 7 Inch matching his body weight 143 lbs. He has brown colored eyes and brown color hair. A Chinese native Chan is an Aries. Jackie is active in the social pages like Instagram, Twitter.