Jackie Chan – journey for Oscar

Jackie Chan – journey for Oscar

Jackie Chan – journey for Oscar

We have people around us who dream more but many of them fail in fulfilling those desires. People will talk more instead of doing. But today, I am amazed by his working efficiency and his dedication towards his work. So, I have decided to make you aware about a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman and singer. I have a mesmerizing topic Jackie Chan – journey for Oscar and I will highlight his career step by step.

Early life and personal life

Jackie Chan – journey for Oscar
Jackie Chan with his wife

Jackie Chan was born on 7 April 1954, in British Hong Kong, to Charles and lee-lee chan, refuges from Chinese civil war .Chan attended Hong kong island primary school, where he failed his first year. Then his father migrated to Canberra, Australia, and chan was sent to china drama academy, run by master Yu Jim-Yuen.

Chan trained very badly and achieved excellence in martial arts and acrobatics. He also trained in other styles of martial arts such as karate, Judo, Taekwondo. He began his career by appearing in small roles at the age of five as a child actor. Due to commercial failure he worked in nude sex scenes. He worked with his parents in Canberra in 1976, as a construction worker.

Film career

In 1976, Jackie Chan received a telegram from Willie Chan, a film producer in Hong Kong film industry. who was impressed by Chan’s work. After doing his first film which was unsuccessful because Chan was not accustomed to lee’s martial arts style.

In 1978, Chan’s first major break through was his movie. Which proved refreshing to the Hong Kong audience. Chan then starred in other movies, which finally propelled him to mainstream success.

Entrepreneurship and charitable works

Under the admiration of his efforts made by Warren buffet and Bill Gates to help those in need. Chan pledged to donate half of his assets to charity after his death.

After the destruction caused by earthquake in china. Chan donated  10 million yen to help the people in china and he planned to make a film about the Destruction caused by earthquake to raise money for the survivors.

Chan founded the Jackie Chan charitable foundation in 1988, to offer scholarship and help to Hong Kong young people and provide aids to victims of natural disaster or illness. He created the dragon heart foundation to help children and the elder people in remote areas of china for building schools, providing books and other helps for all.

Main Journey for Oscar

After failing in his first movie Jackie Chan Worked in  many movies in his careers. He did action and comedy movies with wonderful stories.

Jackie Chan – journey for Oscar

But we all know “ hard work pays off”.

  • Success came in his way when his movie police story – 3 released in 1996  and got a huge box office collection, around US$ 116 million.
  • Jackie Chan’s second huge block buster success came when he worked with Chris tucker in the 1998 in a action comedy movie Rush Hour  which grossed  US$ 130 million in United States only.

This film made him a Hollywood star.

Jackie Chan finally won honorary Oscar after 56 years and 200 films. 23 years ago, Chan had a dream to win a Oscar. On Saturday at the annual governors awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his title gold statuette , an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film .

“After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 film, after breaking almost Every bones. Finally Jackie chan at the age of 62 won his first greatest achievement.

He is the first Chinese actor in history to receive the award.

I hope you enjoyed Jackie Chan – journey for Oscar. A story of legend who worked and served the people by entertaining  from so long.

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