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JACKIE CHAN (Master Wu) was born in Hong Kong on April 7,
1954 to parents so poor
they had to borrow money to pay the doctor for his delivery. At the age of 7,
Chan was enrolled
in the China Drama Academy where he spent the next 10 years training in the art
of Peking Opera.
It was at the Academy that he learned the acrobatics, martial arts, acting, and
singing that would
later help him to become an international superstar.
When Chan left the Academy at the age of 17, the Peking Opera was no longer
and many of the graduates turned to stunt work in Hong Kong movies. Chan soon
reputation as a talented and fearless stuntman and over the next few years he
swiftly climbed the
ladder of success and was soon acting, directing, and choreographing stunts for
dozens of films.
After a series of attempts in the 1980s to break into the American movie
returned to Hong Kong to concentrate on making films in his hometown. He was
successful, yet never gave up his dream of making it in America. In 1995, he
returned to the U.S.
to film "Rumble in the Bronx," which became a huge hit in 1996. Over the next
Chan starred in a succession of American productions, none more successful than
blockbuster "Rush Hour" series. Chan had finally fulfilled his dream of making
it in America.
Over his nearly four-decade career in film, Chan has received hundreds of awards
acting, directing, writing, and stunt work. His amazing accomplishments and
success in the film
industry were recognized in November 2016, when he was awarded an Honorary Oscar
Achievement Award at the Governors Awards, hosted by the Academy of Motion
For over the past 30 years, Chan has devoted much of his spare time and
energy to charity
work. In 1988, he established the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation and, since
then, he has
worked tirelessly for dozens of charities both at home and abroad. In recent
years, he has focused
his energies on his Dragon's Heart Foundation, which builds schools in remote
areas of China.
Among his many charitable endeavors, he is a Goodwill Ambassador for
celebrity cabinet member of the American Red Cross, founder of the Jackie Chan
Foundation in China, and has hosted charity concerts and car races for many
years. For more
information, visit www.jackiechan.com on the web.
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