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Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
General Information
Birth Name Chan Kong-sang
Gender Male


Birth Place Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong
Birth Date April 7, 1954
Occupation Actor, martial artist, director, producer, screenwriter, action choreographer, singer, stunt director, stunt performer
Years Active 1959–present

Background

Biography

Personal Life

Philanthropy

Jackie Chan has made visits to southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and human trafficking. He had supported the Dragon's Heart Charity where the program help poverty-stricken children and elderly in remote regions of China.

Filmography

Trivia & Quotes

  • Jackie Chan is famous for doing his own stunts and has nearly lost his life on several occasions. He has suffered several extreme injuries over the course of his film career. His injuries include: dislocation of his shoulder, sternum, pelvis, and cheekbone; lacerated his lip; fractured his skull; had his legs crushed; damaged his brow ridge; suffered several neck and back injuries; broken his hip and foot; and has had his nose broken three separate times. He has suffered temporary paralysis from spinal injuries and almost lost his eye from several of these stunt injuries. In addition, he is partially deaf in one ear and has a permanent hole in his skull.  Jackie also tends to have an unsual running style which is a result of his numerous leg and knee injuries.
  • Jackie Chan frequently includes clips of his stunts at the end credits of his films as an attempt to demonstrate to viewers not to try and imitate his stunts. He has stated that he does this to show his fans that even though he is a trained professional stuntman, even he has been seriously injured.
  • Current holder of the Guinness World Record for "Most Stunts by a Living Actor".
  • Jackie Chan has commented that he is apparently 'uninsurable' and that no insurance company would even consider underwriting one of his movies. Chan subsequently created the Jackie Chan Stuntman Association which not only trains stuntmen for his movies but also pays their medical bills out of his own pocket.
  • Jackie Chan unofficially holds the record for having to do 'Most Takes for a Single Scene'. During the shooting for the 1982 Dragon Lord movie; Chan was forced to redo a single and hugely complex scene over 2,900 times to get it right. This excessive amount of retakes however was never documented thus it remains an unofficial record.

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