The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced on Thursday to honor the action-comedy star Jackie Chan with a lifetime achievement Oscar Award. The 62-year old star is a Hong-Kong born actor, who is known for his action flips ,martial art and action-filled movies like The Karate Kid, Rush Hour and Armour of God.
Some of his movies like ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Rumble in the Bronx’ pushed him to the international fame. Moreover, the actor is also known for performing his own stunts and has broken almost every bone in his body. In one of the scenes of Armour of God, the actor almost died due his head injury. While jumping from a wall to a tree branch, the actor fell hard and landed on a hard rock.
The actor has worked as directed, written, choreographed and produced many of his films. Well, he shared his feelings in a Facebook post and thanked his fans and whoever associated with him.
“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.” he said in the post.
“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.” he adds.
He continues to thank his family and the support he gets from people.
“I’d like to 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.” he continues.
“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!” he ends.