Jackie Chan ‘Finally’ Grabs an Oscar, After 56 Years in the Industry!
“After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally,” Chan, 62, quipped at the star-studded gala dinner while holding his Oscar.
The action star Jackie Chan is awarded an honorary Oscar for his lifework in November. As the US film academy announced on Thursday , the British film editor Anne Coates, US casting director Lynn Stalmaster and the US documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman are to receive the special prize, including the 62-year-old actor.
The honorary Oscar “Governors Awards” was created for artists like these four, said the President of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs. They are “true pioneers and legends”.
Chan is from Hong Kong and started his career as a child. Since then he has appeared in more than 150 films, and has also worked as a director, producer and screenwriter. His most famous films include “Rumble in the Bronx”, “Karate Kid”, “Shanghai Noon” and “Rush Hour”. Chan has never been nominated for one of the regular Oscars .
The Honorary Oscars are awarded on November 12th. The special prize had in the past, among others, the US director Francis Ford Coppola and the US talk show host Oprah Winfrey received.