Congratulations, Jackie Chan!

imageIn September 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Jackie Chan will be receiving a lifetime achievement Oscar in November 2016! I am so excited and proud to learn of Chan’s amazing accomplishment. His achievement makes him the first Chinese person to ever win this honorary award.

I believe that Jackie Chan fully deserves to win this award. He starred in/directed/produced over one hundred films during his lifetime and has also created and performed much of his own action choreography in these films. Not only do his fans view him as an inspiration, but even the Academy has stated that Chan has been “charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma.”

Jackie Chan, 62, is receiving this honorary award at a relatively young age, compared to other recipients this year, who are around 90 years old! He is determined to win another “golden statue” during his fruitful career.

Here is a Facebook message that the gracious and modest Jackie Chan posted after he heard the wonderful news:

“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!

從6歲開始拍電影,到今年已經56年,作品超過200部,很感謝奧斯卡在我還打得動的時候,給了我這樣一個鼓勵,也非常榮幸成為第一次獲得這個榮譽的華人。

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!

感謝我的家人,感謝多年來所有优秀又敬業的戲中搭檔,還有所有支持我的合作伙伴。而且,我還有個“小目標”,那就是希望這座小金人不是我的最后一座,奧斯卡應該沒規定拿完終身成就獎就不能再拿別的獎了吧!

最后,感謝全世界一直支持我的影迷們,你們是我繼續前進的動力!”

Congratulations, Jackie Chan, on your magnificent accomplishment!

There are 3 comments

  1. 茱蒂

    要成为一位几乎全世界都认识的中国演员,成龙Jackie Chan当之无愧!所有的中国父母都希望子女能成龙成凤, 他今天也用他的成就证明了我们所有中国人的期望。作者能以现今的新闻题材来为The Daily China的读者们做最适时的报导,可见作者是一位非常注意实事的同学,我要代表所有的读者们给作者一个👍!

  2. Michael P.

    Great article! I like how you included the fact that Chan has been associated with over a hundred films in his lifetime! That is remarkable! Considering Jackie Chan does stunts, is bilingual, and is very entertaining, he deserves this award. Keep up the good work Jackie and Caroline!

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