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Jackie Chan
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Name
Jackie Chan
Birthplace
British Hong Kong
Birth date
April 7, 1954 (1954-04-07) (age 65)
Occupation
Actor, Martial Arts Expert, Action Choreographer
Active Years
1959-present
Notable Films
Enter the Dragon, New Fist of Fury, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Jackie Chan is a Chinese-American actor known for his martial arts skills.

Early CareerEdit

Jackie Chan is known primarily for his martial arts abilities, which he learned at a young age. As a child, he was part of a group called the "Seven Little Wonders", and they performed in some films. He became a stuntman as he got older, showcasing his abilities in the films, Enter the Dragon and Fist of Fury, both Bruce Lee films.

Rise to StardomEdit

In 1976, Jackie Chan took on a role in the film, New Fist of Fury, modeled after Bruce Lee's role in the original film. He also starred in the 1978 film, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow which helped him rise to mainstream fame. He also starred in the popular film, Drunken Master.

In the 1980s, he began to take on roles that mixed martial arts with comedy, such as in the films Project A and Lucky Stars. He also enjoyed success overseas in China.

Later CareerEdit

From the late 1990s to today, Jackie Chan has become a household name, starring in films that range in genre from martial arts, to comedy, to action. He had a role in the film, Rush Hour 3, and starred in the animated film, Kung Fu Panda, which was a monumental success. In 2012 he announced he was too old for action films and would be retiring from the genre.

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