Jackie Chan, martial arts star, and Chinese actor shared that he has always wanted to earn an Oscar since he first saw it at the house of the Hollywood actor, Sylvester Stallone 23 years ago.
Finally, after 5 decades and more than 200 movies, this 62-years old Chinese actor has earned his own honorary Oscar at the Annual Governors Award this Saturday as an honor of his contribution for the last 5 decades in the film industry.
While holding his Oscar at the gala-dinner of the stars after the award ceremony, Jackie Chan said, “After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally.”
During this dinner speech he recalled watching Oscar award ceremonies with his parents and how his father always used to ask him why he wasn’t able to have Hollywood’s top accolade in spite of starring in more than 200 movies and also being the talk of the action movie town.
He also went on to praise his hometown Hong Kong and said, he is proud to be a Chinese. He also thanked all his fan frenzy saying his fans are the major reason “I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones.”
This Chinese actor was introduced by his co-star of ‘Rush Hour’, Chris Tucker and Actress Michelle Yeoh and Actor Tom Hanks who addressed him as Jackie ‘Chantastic’ Chan.
Acknowledging Jackie Chan’s hard work in the last 5 decades he says that it is absolutely gratifying to be able to recognize his work because action comedy films and martial arts have been two such genres that have mostly been overlooked during such award ceremonies.
The award evening was attended by Hollywood’s elite, including Emma Stone, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Dev Patel and Lupita Nyong’o.