Jackie Chan, a very familiar name in the movie business around the globe is now honoured with Oscar for his long-term dedication to the movie industry in the world platform.
Jackie Chan who is one of the most popular stars around the globe is known for his action studded performances. He was surprised to get the award. Mr Chang who never thought of getting one because his movies are mostly cited with action and less drama was very obliged to receive the award for the first time.
The 62-year-old action star was bestowed an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Centre in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker presented Mr Chan with the award.
Mr Chan accepted his award, calling it a ‘dream,’ and shared his reminiscences growing up and watching the Oscars with his parents. “My dad always said, ‘Son, you get so many movie awards in the world, when are you going to get one of these?’ Then I just look at my dad. ‘Ha, ha, ha. Dad, I only make comedy action movies,'” he shared. The star remembered, seeing Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar (Rocky won Best Picture) when he had a consultation meeting with him at his house 23 years ago. “I touched it, kissed it, smelled it,” Mr Chan kidded. “I believe it still has my fingerprints on it. Then I talked to myself, ‘I really want one.’ Finally, (Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs) called and I said, ‘Are you sure?'”
Martial arts representative Jackie Chan has finally received an Oscar after starring in over 200 films with a career straddling over five decades. We totally agree that Mr Chan has given some real masterpiece acting portrayal in his movies and we congratulate him on getting the award. He truly deserves it.
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