Jackie Chan to receive his first ever Oscar award for lifetime achievement
Jackie Chan is receiving an Oscar award for lifetime achievement. The world famous martial artist and actor is the first Chinese to receive the honorary award. Find out what Jackie said upon learning the exciting news.
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is awarding the prestigious honorary award to Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
Jackie Chan and fellow honorees are praised by the Board as "true pioneers and legends in their crafts." They will receive the awards on November 12, at the Academy's 8th Annual Governors Awards, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.
Jackie Chan issued his official response, in both English and Chinese, as follows:
"It’s been 56 years since I filmed my first movie when I was six, and I’ve worked on over 200 films to date. I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Oscars for giving me this award of encouragement and recognizing my achievements while I’m still "young". I’m absolutely honored to be the first Chinese in history to receive this award.
The JC Stunt Team has always had a motto: We don’t ask why, we just do or die. This was one of our fundamental principles, and also a kind of passionate attitude that we, as action movie stars, kept at heart. To be honest, making an action movie isn’t easy. It’s normal for us to get hurt and bleed. Many of us have sustained a body full of injuries and I’m no exception to the case. That’s why I’d like to share this honor with my brothers of the JC Stunt Team who have been with me through good times and bad times over the many years, and I’d like to share this award with every action movie star from all over the world!
I’d like to say thank you to my family; thank you to every outstanding, talented and professional person I’ve worked with on the movie set; and thank you to all the business partners who have continuously supported me. I’ve actually set myself a “little goal” and hope that this honorary golden statue won’t be my last one. I don’t think the Oscars have a rule where you can’t win another golden statue after receiving an honorary award, right?
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a big heartfelt thank you to all my fans who have endlessly given me so much support. You’re the reason why I’m motivated to keep moving forward. Thank you!"
很多年前成家班就經常說一句話，We don't ask why, we just do or die.這是我們的信條，也是所有動作電影人的態度。拍動作電影很辛苦，受傷流血是常事，很多人都落了一身傷病，我自己也不例外。所以，奧斯卡這份榮譽，我要把它要与几十年來与我共同出生入死的成家班兄弟，与全世界的動作電影人一起分享！
Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1954. He started training in martial arts and Peking Opera at the age of six and made his film debut at the age of eight. The charismatic actor well known for performing his own dazzling stunts has acted in over 100 films, and he has also expanded into directing and producing. He has supported and contributed to many philanthropic causes. In 2016, he is ranked the 4th in the Top 10 Most Admired Men in the world, behind Microsoft founder Bill Gates, US President Barack Obama, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
True to his pledge to "keep moving forward," 62-year-old Jackie Chan has continued to stay busy with his prolific career. His newest film in 2016 is action comedy Skiptrace, and he is the voice for Monkey in Kung Fu Panda 3. He is currently filming the movie Bleeding Steel as a special forces agent. In 2015, he published a tell-all autobiography titled Jackie Chan: Never Grow Up, Only Get Older.
Congratulations to Jackie Chan and his fellow honorees!
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