- Jackie Chan, a known martial arts expert and actor, will receive the prestigious Oscar lifetime achievement award
- Some famous movies of Jackie Chan include “Rush Hour” and “Kung Fu Panda”
- He’s ranked by Forbes as the second highest paid actor of 2016 with estimated earnings of $61 million
Jackie Chan, the famed Asian actor who worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood will be getting an Oscar lifetime achievement award, a recognition given to a few people in the industry.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made the announcement Thursday, giving due recognition to the contribution of the Hong Kong born star to the film industry both in Asia and Hollywood. The awarding ceremony will be held in Los Angeles, at a gala dedicated for such purpose.
On the said night, Jackie Chan will be receiving an honorary Oscar statuette, along with three other lifetime achievement award recipients namely, Frederick Wiseman, a documentary film maker, Lynn Stalmaster, a casting director and Anne Coates, a British film
Although Jackie Chan has never won an Oscar award, he has been the star of many famous Hollywood movies which includes the big hits, “Rush Hour,” where he starred with Chris Tucker, “Kung Fu Panda,” with Angelina Jolie and Jack Black, and “The Karate Kid” with Jayden Smith.
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The 62-year-old actor, is considered by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy President, as one of the “true pioneers and legends in their crafts.”
Jackie Chan is a living legend when it comes to the film industry. He made his first movie at the young age of eight. He has also been paired and has worked with the biggest names in the industry.
Aside from being an actor, he has also directed more than 30 martial arts movies. He has also written some of the movies that he directed.
Based on Forbes, Jackie Chan came second to Dwayne Johnson in its list of highest paid actors in the world. He earned an estimated $61 million in 2016.