Have You Read About These 11 Unknown Facts About Jackie Chan?! He's So Much More Awesome Than You Think!
Jackie Chan is an amazing singer!
Jackie started his career as a singer from the 80's itself and recorded many a songs. He has sung over 20 albums and more than 100 songs.
He even won Best Foreign Singer award in Japan in 1984.
#10 Jackie Chan did a Comedic adult film in 1975.
Jackie Chan actually did a adult comedy! There was a time when he had to work in this adult movie(albeit it was a comedy one) to earn a living. According to Jackie, if the work demanded, even the big celebrities where expected to expose their body.
#9 Jackie Chan was a stuntman in Bruce Lee's Fists of Fury and Enter The Dragon.
In a video released a few months back, Jackie revealed that his best moment when he acted as a junior artist with Bruce Lee.
Jackie and his mates from a China academy were called 'Seven Little Fortunes'. They worked as extras in some of the movies including some which starred Bruce Lee as well and the group had amazing acrobatic skills.
#8 Jackie Chan doesn't like to so Villain roles.
And has not done any till now either!
And Jackie is not the only one either. Many artists of the industry do not like to play villain roles either!
But recently many are breaking this boundary and excelling in villainous roles!
#7 Jackie Chan was not always the best.
Jackie wasn't the best in Marshal arts or in dramatics at his training center.
According to the Jackie's sifu(Master) Yu Jim-Yuen, Jimmy wasn't the best in Marshal arts in the academy, but was the naughtiest.
In 1988, a movie called 'Painted Face' was released depicting the story of Seven Little Fortunes and their strict master.
#6 Jackie Chan was not always Jackie Chan!
Jackie Chan's earlier name was Chan-Kong-Sang.
Earlier in his film career, producer Willie Chan gave the name "Jackie Chan" to him.
He wanted to re-model Jackie like Bruce Lee but Jackie was nothing like Bruce lee. He was a legend of his own waiting to be told!
#5 Jackie Chan basically invented a whole new genre of film!
He is more or less the father of the Comedy Kung-Fu Genre!
It's said that Jackie did few super serious movies and his career was getting no where. Then he did his first comedy Kung fu movie called "Snakes in the Eagle's Shadow". And the rest as they say, is history.
#4 Jackie Chan never uses body doubles.
Jackie Chan did all of his stunts, it was in rare cases if a body-double was used.
But this choice was not without consequences...
Doing all of his stunts, Jackie got injured many times but still he continued to do his own stunts. He was even hit badly while shooting a sequence for The Accidental Spy. His tailbone was so deeply hit that it caused temporary partial paralysis!
#3 Jackie Chan even holds a record for most takes for a shot.
In movie dragon lord, Jackie Chan did 2900 takes for a shot involving Jianzi, a game of shuttlecock soccer. But, he did it in the end. His determination is outstanding indeed!
That's our Jackie after all! He's a perfectionist!
#2 Jackie Chan never really got Rush Hour.
But we surely loved him in it!
Jackie said that he didn't like the movie because he doesn't understand American humor. He shared this thought of his when he said he had no idea whether the Rush Hour film will do well in America because he didn't understand American audience.
#1 Jackie Chan is not scared of anything!
Except for two things.
The first is needles(I bet there's any interesting story behind this) and the second is public speaking(but he is so good at it!).
Rock on Jackie Chan! You are amazing!
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