These Interesting Facts About Jackie Chan Will Leave You Spellbound
Jackie Chan was named as Chan Kong-sang after being born to his parents Charles and Lee-Lee Chan in Hong Kong, China. He was a very strong infant. Yes!
His weight at birth has been reported as anywhere from nine to 12 pounds. Now this is something that not many knew.
#9 The Seven Little Fortunes
At the age of 8, Chan appeared in his first film the Cantonese feature 'Big and Little Wong Tin Bar'
#8 The Stuntman Job
He graduated from the China Drama Academy at the age of 17. Since he never learned reading or writing, it was difficult for him to fetch a job. Hence, he became a stuntman!
#7 The Bruce Lee Connection
His movie career actually began in the early 70's when he appeared in minor roles in movies which starred the rising martial arts superstar Bruce Lee like 'The Chinese Connection' aka 'Fist of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon'. He has played a stuntman in a lot of Bruce Lee movies.
#6 The Move To Canberra
Next big thing happened in his life when he moved to Canberra with his parents to join a construction firm. Soon he got bored out of this and planned for something else unknowing of the fact that something even bigger was yet to happen! A telegram from Willie Chan changed Jackie's life forever, and he moved back to Hong Kong to star in 'New Fist of Fury'.
#5 The Comic Characterization
Chan had also tried his hand at comic characterization and was impeccable at that!
#4 The Martial Arts Star
By the year 1978, Chan had become the most popular name in the field of martial arts. His directorial debut film 'The Young Master' is really a milestone in martial arts films.
#3 The Family
Chan had married Lin Feng-jiao who was a Taiwanese actress in the year 1982. In the same year, they had their son Jaycee Chan who is now a famous actor and singer.
#2 The Jackie Chan Stuntmen Association
Since many people were injured in the making of one of his films, people refused to work with him! Hence, he was forced to establish THE JACKIE CHAN STUNTMEN ASSOCIATION where he personally trained the stuntmen and also provided medical coverage to them
#1 He's a one-man film industry
By the mid-1980's, Chan was not just a movie star, but much more than that! Besides forming his production company Golden Way in the year 1986, he also founded Jackie's Angels, a modelling/casting agency to recruit talent for his films. After that, he experienced a meteoric rise in his fame and popularity globally!
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