Jackie Chan:

“I just run up, suddenly my eyes all black because he just one stick right on my head.”

Bruce Lee:

“You don’t go around on the street kicking people or punching people. Because if you do…pfft! That’s it. I mean, I don’t care how good you are.”

Jackie Chan:

“You fell down, and ‘pow’ he just hit you. My heart was beating, I’m gonna die.”

Various Commentators:

“Who killed Bruce Lee? Was he assassinated?”

“There’s absolutely positively something a little shady about the way that it all went down.”

[Why was Jackie Chan so desperate to fight Bruce Lee?]

Jackie Chan:

“How can I let the whole world know me? I was walking the street. In front of me then I see Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee is just too big. He’s a legend.

Very funny feeling. Then he turned around, he tried to say something…”

Bruce Lee:

“To express oneself honestly, not lying to one’s self, that, my friend, is very hard to do.”

[And what trauma pushed Jackie to fight?]

Jackie Chan:

“They just get the stick run, pow, pow, pow, they just hit you. No reason! Hit you for no reason.

He will never become a Dragon; he will only become a worm.

I go away crying by myself.

Everyday just fighting.”

Various Interviewers:

“Is it possible to be good at this and not be abused at some level when you’re young?”

“Your parents weren’t well off at all, they sold you when you were six years old.”

Jackie Chan:

“They tried to sell me to a British doctor.”

Interviewer:

“How much did they try and sell you for?”

Jackie Chan:

“100 something.”

Interviewer:

“100 something U.S.?”

Jackie Chan:

“Yeah. Still they have no money. So, they took me to the martial arts school. Early from five o’clock in the morning, get up, running. The teacher will fill the water, full cup, use two hands to run, without spill, and they hit you.

I have nothing to eat in the school.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“Every day was a fight for survival until Jackie found a way out.”

Jackie Chan:

“There’s a director come to our school to pick out some child actors. They want like four. I’m the one of them on the location. I really have a very good lunchbox. I love movies. I can get away from my teacher’s very tough punishment.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“And though Jackie was at the bottom of the movie world, there was one person he looked up to.”

Jackie Chan:

“I remember when he became a big star, I was a stunt guy.”

Presenter:

“Bruce Lee was earth-shattering, respected, envied, even worshiped.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“Inspired by Bruce, Jackie worked hard to make sure he’d never go hungry again.”

Jackie Chan:

“Just one dollar a day, that’s my salary…everyday you just very disappointed. I want to earn more money.

I work very hard; I always watch director.

My dream is going to west, break through American market. How can I let the whole world know me?”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“And when Jackie got the opportunity to work with his idol, he was determined to show his skill.”

Jackie Chan:

“Enter the Dragon fighting with Bruce Lee, and I was behind the camera, waiting, wait…then I just run up. Suddenly my eyes all black because he just one stick right on my head. And he just throws the two sticks and he turn around and, ‘OH MY GOD!’ He run to me and lift me up. ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry.’ And actually, I’m not pain anymore, because young guy I’m me, very tough. But suddenly, I don’t know why, I just pretend very painful. Uuugh! I just wanted Bruce Lee to hold me as long as he can.

The whole day, whatever, filming, in every shot, he turned around…I said, so nice to get hit by Bruce Lee.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“Impressed by Jackie, Bruce made sure he got more work.”

Jackie Chan:

“Over time, he had to pick up few stunt guys, follow 24-hours, so we get double pay…he says, ‘Oh this guy, this guy.’ Then, ‘Uh me? Uh, okay.’ Wow, I know he’s special, give me earn some more money.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“Jackie thought this was the start of a lifelong friendship.”

Jackie Chan:

“One day I was walking the street. In front of me, then I see Bruce Lee. ‘Hi Jackie.’ I said, ‘Hi!’ ‘Where are you going?’ ‘I am going to play bowling.’ ‘You play bowling? I go with you.’ When I get there, wow, I’m so everybody: ‘Bruce Lee!’ And I, ‘Yeah.’

I was very good. I showed to him how good I am. ‘Jackie?’ ‘Yes?’ ‘I think I’m leaving.’ I said, ‘Uh, okay.’ I send him to the street, we got the taxi, very funny feeling, he opened the door, turned around, he just walk, walk, I say, ‘Bye-bye’. I call him ‘Dragon Brother’. Then he turned around…he tried to say something. He didn’t say it, he just turned around.”

Bruce Lee:

“To express oneself honestly, not lying to one’s self, that, my friend, is very hard to do.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“But Jackie would never find out what Bruce wanted to tell him. The world was shocked when 32-year-old Bruce Lee suddenly died at the top of his game.”

Linda Lee Caldwell:

“Forensic scientists from around the world came up with the conclusion that he had a hypersensitive reaction to this medication that he had been given for a headache. That was just…unbelievable. There must be a mistake, you know, it’s not real.”

Jackie Chan:

“He died in somebody’s house. My boss went to pick him up and then send him to the hospital.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“Jackie’s mentor died on the cusp of achieving his dream.”

Interviewer:

“Bruce Lee, he’s on the verge of stardom in the United States. Are you going to be able to live in both worlds?”

Bruce Lee:

“I am going to do both.

If I were born 40 years ago, if I had a thought in my mind, I said, ‘Boy, I’m going to star in a movie or star in a television series in America, well, that might be a vague dream but I think right now, ‘Maybe’.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“The industry scrambled to find a Bruce replacement and they chose Jackie.”

Jackie Chan:

“All my life, just something pushed me, one step, one step, one step.

Bruce Lee’s style so successful. The director force me to learn this style. I asked myself, ‘Am I be Bruce Lee one day?’ No. Bruce Lee is just too big. He’s a legend. Just too big. I’m not handsome.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“And one day on set he overheard the crew saying the same thing.”

Jackie Chan:

“No good for you. I said, ‘Why?’ You were never successful. I just slowly walk in, slowly walking, in this small window peek conversation, they’re just standing there, like they just said, ‘How can the company spend this kind of money and let this guy making movies? Small eyes, big nose. He would never becoming a Dragon. He will only become a worm.’ I go away just crying by myself.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“Jackie was devastated when everything he worked for came crashing down.”

Jackie Chan:

“On the poster, my name, ‘SECOND BRUCE LEE – Jackie Chan’. My movie, nobody at the box office is very low. Because 10 theaters, 10 Bruce Lee movies, nobody went to see it.

I’m not Bruce Lee. There’s only one Bruce Lee in the world.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“Jackie went back to the wisdom his idol had shared.”

Bruce Lee:

“Be formless. Shapeless. Like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”

Jackie Chan:

“Then I said, ‘How I can be outstanding? No matter how tough I make the movie, I have to be outstanding.’

I like action but I hate violence. I tried to put a lot of comedy with all action.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“By being authentic to himself instead of imitating Bruce, Jackie was finally able to shine.”

Jackie Chan:

“Comedy changed the whole thing.

I like to make children smile.

My personality is happy-go-lucky.

In the movie, what you see is real Jackie Chan.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“He shot his own movie, his own way, for his own audience.”

Jackie Chan:

“We make the first movie, BOOM! Big success. Then the audience, ‘YES!’ Something new. Everybody went to see it.”

Life Stories by Goalcast:

“And he even carried on Bruce’s legacy by forging his own path.”

Interviewer:

“Do you still think of yourself as Chinese or do you ever think of yourself as North American?”

Bruce Lee:

“You know, what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Under the sky, under the heaven man, there is but one family.”

Jackie Chan:

“When I make movies, there is a good message. Very important, it is love. Love your people. Love your family. Peace around the world.

Every day I just do the best I can.

I choose the good things through my own way. Never give up, never give up. One day you’ll succeed.”




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