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Jackie Chan is getting lifetime Achievement Oscar
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Jackie Chan will get a lifetime achievement award Oscar perceiving his lifetime commitment to film. The Hong Kong born martial art star will be awarded at a function in Los Angeles in the month of November 2016.
According to Reuters report, Jackie Chan, aged 62, will join documentary producer ‘Frederick Wiseman’, manager of the British film editing division ‘Anne V. Coates’ and ‘casting director’ Lynn Stalmaster a role as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards.
The star of ‘Rush Hour’ was the second highest paid actor this year, as indicated by Forbes Magazine. His earning has risen $61 million and his popularity in China’s film market is still rising. The previous wrestler Dwayne Johnson was the highest paid actor, taking home $64.5 million this time.
Chan was born on 7th April 1954 in Hong Kong, which was under British rule as ‘Chan Kong-sang’, to Charles and ‘Lee-Lee Chan’, exiles from the Chinese Civil War. His mom or guardians nicknamed him ‘Pao-pao’ because the enthusiastic youngster was continually moving around. His parents worked for the French embassy in Hong Kong, and Chan spent his developmental years inside the grounds of the consul’s residence in the Victoria Peak area.
Chan went to the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he fizzled his first year, after which his parents pulled back him from the school. In 1960, his father emigrated to Canberra, Australia, to act as the head cook for the American government office, and Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School keep running by Master Yu Jim-yuen.
Chan trained extremely with perfection for the following decade, exceeding expectations in martial arts and gymnastics. He inevitably turned out to be a part of the ‘Seven Little Fortunes’, an execution group made up with best students of the school, creating the stage named ‘Yuen Lo’ in homage to their master. Chan turned out to be close friends with companion group individuals ‘Sammo Hung’ and ‘Yuen Biao’. These three friends later got to be known as the ‘Three Brothers’ or ‘Three Dragons’. While entering in the film industry, ‘Jackie Chan’ along with ‘Sammo Hung’ got the chance to prepare themselves in ‘hapkido’ under the great expert Jin Pal Kim, and Chan inevitably achieved a ‘black belt’. Jackie Chan additionally was being trained in different styles of martial arts like ‘Karate’, ‘Judo’, ‘Taekwondo’, and ‘Jeet Kune Do’.
Jackie Chan’s first major film success forward in 1978 offered ascend to the new sort of comic kung fu. Praised by ‘martial arts’ fans as the new Bruce Lee, he rapidly turned into the most generously paid Asian star in the American film industry, taking $1 million for Warner Bros’ ‘The Big Brawl’.
I can recall one of some greatest scenes of Jackie Chan’s movie. For example, in ‘The Karate Kid’ he not only demonstrated fantastic physical training but also focused on psychological training to the little boy ‘Dre Parker’. I cannot help delineating one of the famous scenes where ‘Mr. Han’ (Jackie Chan) was giving great psychological training, which ultimately utilized the boy at the last fighting scene.
Let us remember some dialogues between Mr. Han and Dre Parker from “The Karate Kid” movie:
Mr. Han: You did not watch closely enough, Shao Dre. The snake was copying the woman.
Dre Parker: What? I don’t get it.
Mr. Han: Look. – What do you see?
Dre Parker: Me, well my reflection. – Yes.
Mr. Han: Now, what do you see?
Dre Parker: It’s blurry.
Mr. Han: Yes. That woman was sliced through water quiet and calm. In here and in here.
So, the snake reflects her action, like still water.
Dre Parke: Like a mirror?
Mr. Han: Yes.
Dre Parker: So, she controlled a snake by doing nothing?
Mr. Han: Being still and doing nothing, are two very different things.
Not only in China, Jackie Chan has numerous fans throughout the world. He really deserves the award because of his contributions to the film industry since 1978. We pay a great salute to him.