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Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan, (born Chan Kong-sang, 陳港生) born on 7th April 1954, is one of the worlds biggest martial arts starts. The Hong Kong star is an actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer.

Chan learnt martial arts at school, along with acrobatics singing and acting - at a school designed to prepare him for life in the Peking Opera.

He started out as a stunt man, and progressed to film roles soon enough. Jackie Chan has impressive collection of films to his name, both martial arts films and Hollywood films, including:

  • Drunken Master
  • The Forbidden Kingdom (alongside Jet Li)
  • The New Karate Kid
  • Rush Hour
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Police Story
The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation was founded in 1988, and has done a lot of great work around the world, including:
  • The Jackie Chan Gymnasium at Lingnan University
  • The Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Intercollegiate Invitation Tournament
  • The Jackie Chan Family Unit, Hong Kong Girl Guides Association Jockey Club Beas River Lodge
  • The Jackie Chan Whole Person Development Center
  • Renovation of the Bethanie Site, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Medical Funding in mainland China (Operation Smile)
  • Medical Donation in Hong Kong (Queen Mary Hospital, SARS Relief)
  • Support for the Performing Arts
  • Youth Development Programs
For more about Jackie Chan, check out his official website http://www.jackiechan.com


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