We can say many things about Jackie Chan. He is an actor, director, producer, stuntman, martial artist, singer, etc. Chan is one of the most popular actors in the world. He is famous for doing almost all the things needed for a movie to be filmed, directing, acting, doing stunts, producing, editing, etc. What a versatile man, isn`t he?
During his long and successful career, he got a massive fanbase, which adores him. Also, he received recognition for his work from all over the world. Just imagine some actor starring in two hundred movies. Well, Jackie Chan has more than two hundred projects behind him. He holds the world record as an actor with the most stunts. Now, we will present you with some general information about a famous actor.
The real name of Jackie Chan is Chan Kong-Sang. He was born in 1954, in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, which was under the government of the United Kingdom during that period. Jackie Chan spends his childhood in Hong Kong. His education started at Naw-Hwa primary school, after some period of time, he transferred into China Drama Academy, where he learned acrobatics, judo, taekwondo, and karate.
Later, he went to Australia, where he attended a Dickson College located in Canberra. During that time, he worked in construction. His wife`s name is Joan Lin. His wife is an actress from Taiwan, who decided to end her career after she married Chan. They have one son named Jayce Chan. He has a daughter from an extramarital affair, her name is Elaine Ng Yi-Lei.
Jackie Chan started acting when he was only five years old. He appeared on several movies even before he started going to college in Australia. After he came back from college, he starred in several movies that were a huge failure. That didn`t have any influence on him. The movie that gave him world recognition was “Eagle`s Shadow and Drunken Master” from 1978.
Only a few years after this movie, Jackie Chan became a part of Hollywood. His first Hollywood movie was “The Big Brawl”, and shortly after that, he starred in “The Cannonball Run” in 1981. However, his breakthrough movie is “Rush Hour”, which was released in 1998. This movie got two sequels which were equally successful. From that point, his career is going only up.
He was cast in more successful movies like “The Forbidden Kingdom”, “Who Am I”, “The Karate Kid”, “The Spy Next Door”, “Police Story”, etc. His most recent movies are “Foreigner”, “Bleeding Steel”, and ”Railroad Tigers”. Jackie Chan is also a musician. From 1984 to today he released ten studio albums and several compilation albums.
Jackie Chan is one of the highest earning actors in the world. His net worth is estimated at $425 million. His wealth is increased by his several jobs on his movies. Also, he has signed a sponsorship with Mitsubishi Motors, that gives him much money. Plus, his music career only adds to this. Surely, we can expect more from his, due to his energy.
Most Important Awards and Achievements
He was awarded over 25 awards and around 30 nominations. These awards are from all over the world, from the United States to Hong Kong.