51 Facts About Jackie Chan

1. In 2005 Jackie Chan created the Dragon's Heart Foundation to help children and the elderly in remote areas of China by building schools, providing books, fees, and uniforms for children; the organisation expanded its reach to Europe in 2011.

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2. In January 2017, Jackie Chan donated $65,000 to help flood victims in Thailand.

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3. Jackie Chan is a supporter and ambassador of Save China's Tigers, which aims to save the endangered South China tiger through breeding and releasing them into the wild.

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4. Jackie Chan has campaigned for conservation, against animal abuse and has promoted disaster relief efforts for floods in mainland China and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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5. In 2004, Jackie Chan launched his own line of clothing, which bears a Chinese dragon logo and the English word "Jackie", or the initials "JC".

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6. Jackie Chan remarked, "I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs.

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7. In 2009, Jackie Chan was named an "anti-drug ambassador" by the Chinese government, actively taking part in anti-drug campaigns and supporting President Hu Jintao's declaration that illegal drugs should be eradicated, and their users punished severely.

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8. Jackie Chan warned that "publicity seekers" planning to stop him from carrying the Olympic Torch "not get anywhere near" him.

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9. On 1 February 2015, Jackie Chan was awarded the honour of Knight Commander of the Order of the Territorial Crown by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia Tuanku Abdul Halim in conjunction with the country's Federal Territory Day.

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10. In November 2013, a statue of Jackie Chan was unveiled in front of what is known as the JC Film Gallery, scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.

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11. Jackie Chan is a spokesperson for the Government of Hong Kong, appearing in public service announcements.

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12. Jackie Chan funded the construction of the Jackie Chan Science Centre at the Australian National University and the establishment of schools in poor regions of China.

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13. Jackie Chan was the primary catalyst for the creation of review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, whose founder Senh Duong was his fan and created the website after collecting all the reviews of Chan's Hong Kong action movies as they were being released in the United States.

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14. Jackie Chan has a sponsorship deal with Mitsubishi Motors that has resulted in the appearance of Mitsubishi cars in a number of his films.

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15. Jackie Chan was awarded the MBE in 1989 and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999.

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16. Jackie Chan has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.

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17. Jackie Chan holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Stunts by a Living Actor", which emphasizes that "no insurance company will underwrite Chan's productions in which he performs all his own stunts".

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18. Jackie Chan performed similarly elaborate stunts in numerous other films, such as several Police Story sequels, Project A Part II, the Armor of God series, Dragons Forever, Drunken Master II, Rumble in the Bronx, and the Rush Hour series, among others.

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19. Jackie Chan has stated in interviews that the primary inspiration for his more comedic stunts were films such as The General, directed by and starring Buster Keaton who was known to perform his own stunts.

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20. Jackie Chan has performed most of his own stunts throughout his film career, which are choreographed by the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.

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21. Jackie Chan is a fan of the Italian duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, from which he was inspired for his movies.

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22. Jackie Chan is an avid football fan and supports the Hong Kong national football team, England National Football Team, and Manchester City.

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23. Jackie Chan is currently a faculty member of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he teaches the subject of tourism management.

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24. Jackie Chan received his honorary Doctor of Social Science degree in 1996 from the Hong Kong Baptist University.

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25. In 2007, Jackie Chan recorded and released "We Are Ready", the official one-year countdown song to the 2008 Summer Olympics which he performed at a ceremony marking the one-year countdown to the 2008 Summer Paralympics.

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26. Jackie Chan performed the song "I'll Make a Man Out of You", for the film's soundtrack.

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27. Jackie Chan voiced the character of Shang in the Chinese release of the Walt Disney animated feature, Mulan.

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28. Jackie Chan has released 20 albums since 1984 and has performed vocals in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Taiwanese and English.

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29. Jackie Chan began producing records professionally in the 1980s and has gone on to become a successful singer in Hong Kong and Asia.

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30. Jackie Chan had vocal lessons whilst at the Peking Opera School in his childhood.

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31. Jackie Chan starred in the 2016 action-comedy Railroad Tigers and the 2017 action-thriller The Foreigner, an Anglo-Chinese production.

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32. In 2015, Jackie Chan was awarded the title of "Datuk" by Malaysia as he helped Malaysia to boost its tourism, especially in Kuala Lumpur where he previously shot his films.

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33. In 2013, Jackie Chan starred in Police Story 2013, a reboot of the Police Story franchise directed by Ding Sheng, and it was released in China at the end of 2013.

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34. Jackie Chan was the co-director, executive producer, and lead star of the movie.

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35. Jackie Chan plays Mr Han, a kung fu master and maintenance man who teaches Jaden Smith's character kung fu so he can defend himself from school bullies.

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36. Jackie Chan is the lone survivor of his army and must bring a captured enemy soldier Leehom Wang to the capital of his province.

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37. Jackie Chan continued his Hollywood success in 2000 when he teamed up with Owen Wilson in the Western action comedy Shanghai Noon.

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38. Jackie Chan declined and the role was taken by Wesley Snipes.

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39. Jackie Chan rekindled his Hollywood ambitions in the 1990s, but refused early offers to play villains in Hollywood films to avoid being typecast in future roles.

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40. In 1988, Jackie Chan starred alongside Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao for the last time to date, in the film Dragons Forever.

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41. In 1986, Jackie Chan played "Asian Hawk", an Indiana Jones-esque character, in the film Armour of God.

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42. In 1985, Jackie Chan made the first Police Story film, a crime action film in which Chan performed a number of dangerous stunts.

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43. Jackie Chan produced a number of action comedy films with his opera school friends Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.

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44. Jackie Chan was instrumental in launching Chan's international career, beginning with his first forays into the American film industry in the 1980s.

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45. Jackie Chan gave Chan the opportunity to make his directorial debut in The Fearless Hyena.

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46. The film was unsuccessful because Jackie Chan was not accustomed to Lee's martial arts style.

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47. Jackie Chan joined his parents in Canberra in 1976, where he briefly attended Dickson College and worked as a construction worker.

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48. Jackie Chan trained in other styles of martial arts such as Karate, Judo, Taekwondo and Jeet Kune Do.

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49. Jackie Chan eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school's best students, gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master.

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50. Jackie Chan trained rigorously for the next decade, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics.

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51. Jackie Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.

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