After over 5 decades in the the film industry and doing over 200 movies, Jackie Chan has finally received an Oscar (an Honorary Oscar).
The 62-year-old action star was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker presented Chan with the award.
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“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,'” shared Can.
The star remembered seeing Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar when he had a meeting with him at his house 23 years ago.
“I touched it, kissed it, smelled it,” 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?'”
Chan thanked his fans and promised them to keep working and making movies.
“After 56 years in the film industry, making over 200 films, I’ve broken so many bones, finally this is mine. I want to thank you, Hong Kong, such an incredible city, my hometown, my hood, who make me.
“China, my country, I am proud to be Chinese. Thank you, Hollywood, for all of those years teaching me so many things, and also make me a little bit famous. I’m just honored to be here,” he said.
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