After over 200 films and 56 years in the film industry, Jackie Chan has finally won an Oscar.
The Hong Kong star was finally given the award at the Governors Awards ceremony earlier this month, earning an Honorary Oscar for a lifetime of dedication and achievement.
“Standing here is a dream,” Jackie told the crowd at the podium. “After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, breaking so many bones, finally this is mine.”
Jackie epitomizes hard work, famously performing all of his own stunts. The real life action hero has literally given blood, sweat and tears for the films he has performed in. Blockbusters as well as critically acclaimed works litter his extensive CV, which started as a child star in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar.
Jackie Chan as a child star in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour
Tom Hanks, who introduced the martial art legend, recognized that the Jackie’s unique, masterful blend slapstick comedy and pristine martial arts had been “historically underrepresented at the Oscars.”
Now at 62, Jackie said that he had discovered the ambition to win the iconic statue after he’d touched Sylvester Stallone’s award for Rocky. How fitting then that Stallone was in the audience to see the superstar finally win the award.
Rush Hour co-star Chris Tucker presented Chan with the award. Watch his acceptance speech below (VPN on):
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