Martial Arts legend Jackie Chan gets a Honorary Oscar for his lifetime achievements.
Everyone on planet earth knows Jackie Chan. Now The Academy rewards that incredible Hong Kong born star. 62-year-old martial arts actor receives an honors Academy Award for his lifetime achievement.
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“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.”
After making his motion picture debut at the age of eight, Chan brought his childhood training with the Peking Opera to a distinctive international career.
He starred in – and sometimes wrote, directed and produced – more than 30 martial arts features in his native Hong Kong, charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma.
Since “Rumble in the Bronx” in 1996, he has gone on to enormous worldwide success with the “Rush Hour” movies, “Shanghai Noon,” “Shanghai Knights,” “Around the World in 80 Days,” “The Karate Kid” and the “Kung Fu Panda” series of animated films.
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also awards film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman with an honorary Oscar. The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 8th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.