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Fang Shilong, born Chan Kong-sang and known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong-born Chinese actor, filmmaker, martial artist, and stuntman. He was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong, and is now 67 years old. Chan is one of the most recognizable and influential film personalities in the world, with a widespread global following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. He has been acting since the 1960s, performing in more than 150 films, and is known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.
Real Name: Fang Shilong
Nickname: Jackie, Pao Pao, Big Brother, Yuan Lung Chan, Chen Gang Shen
Birth Date: April 7, 1954
Place of Birth: Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong
Occupation: Actor, Martial Artist, Filmmaker, Stuntman
Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chan was born to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He grew up on the grounds of French console as his parents worked for the French ambassador. Chan was enrolled in the China Drama Academy not long after he felt his first-year primary school. In this school, Chan learned acrobatics and martial arts for the first time, excelling in both areas and becoming one of the school’s brightest students.
In the late 70s, Jackie Chan moved to Australia for his parents were working for the American embassy. He worked as a construction worker for a time and this is when he earned the nickname Jackie.
Chan married Joan Lin Feng-jiao, a Taiwanese actress, in 1982. Their son singer and actor, Jaycee Chan, was born that same year.
Chan has an illegitimate daughter named Etta Ng Chok Lam born in 1999, the result of his affair with Miss Asia 1990 Elaine Wu. This turned into a scandal within the media and one of the biggest scandals of Chan’s career.
Jackie Chan’s career in acting started off when he was a little boy of 5, when he would make appearances as a child actor. After a slew of other model roles, Chan was signed by Great Earth Film Company and worked as a stuntman, which was proven to be a valuable launching platform for his later career. A major breakthrough came when Jackie Chan was able to put his trademark comedic skills to use in the 1978’s The Snake in The Eagle Shadow. The same year, he also starred in Drunken Master, which was one of Jackie Chan’s most iconic performances and finally propelled him to mainstream success.
After a number of other similar films, Chan was ready to tackle the national film industry. With the help of manager Willie Chan, the actor started to land roles in Hollywood blockbusters, starting with The Big Brawl in 1980. Chan frequently traveled back to Hong Kong to work on various films and started to experiment with even more daring stunts and this gained the attention of an international audience.
Here is the top 10 list of Jackie Chan’s best movies in his career according to IMDb:
- The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
- Police Story (1985)
- Dragons Forever (1988)
- Project A (1983)
- Project A 2 (1987)
- Rush Hour (1998)
- Nice Guy (1997)
- Police Story 2 (1988)
- First Strike (1996)
- Shanghai Noon (2000)
This continued into the 90s and the 2000s and Jackie Chan slowly became the sought-after addition to various Hollywood movies. His Hollywood breakthroughs including movies like Rush Hour series, Shanghai Noon, and the sequel Shanghai Night, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Karate Kid, and more.
Chan has received global recognition for his film acting and stunt work. His accolades include The Innovator Award from the American Choreography Awards and a lifetime achievement award from the Taurus Warstun Awards. He has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue Stars.
As of 2022, Jackie Chan’s net worth is a $520 million.
Besides this house in Beijing, the film star also owns real estate in California, Miami, Australia, Phuket Island, and Hong Kong. The French-inspired villa in Beverly Hills, California with $3 million is one of his houses. The lavish house features six bedrooms, five bathrooms, three fireplaces, a pool, and many amenities.
Jackie may be one of the most simple-looking and humble celebrities you know but the man has an eye for style. This Lamborghini Aventador is approved to that. The design of this Aventador was done according to Jackie Chan’s taste and preference, with a titanium gray color, where the calibers of the break are coated in red. It’s one of the best Lamborghinis ever to be created and probably the most priced car in Jackie’s collection. It’s worth a costly $354,000.
Jackie Chan and Mitsubishi have a special kind of relationship, so much so that Mitsubishi even named a car after him and made only 50 Jackie Chan special edition Evo 9, with a starting price of a whopping $77,000.
Jackie Chan’s favorite car from his collection is said to be Subaru Impreza WRX STI. It might not be the most glamorous or fastest car on the block, but it sure is reliable, impressive reasonable at $32,000.
Jackie Chan is probably best known as an action star but he’s also a talented singer. He’s an operatically trained vocalist and is also a [inaudible] pop and [inaudible] pop star, having released a number of music albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.
Chan speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and American sign language and also speaks some German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Thai.
In his early film career, Jackie Chan got to work on stunt coordination with famous martial arts superstar Bruce Lee in two different films including the classic film Enter the Dragon. “He influenced me a lot”, said Chan in an interview. “I admired him and the way he would talk.”
Since 2013, Chan has been a pro-communist politician, serving in the Chinese people’s political consultative conference. After the Hong Kong electoral reform in 2021, Chan became an election committee member and could vote for the chief executive.
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