May 20, 2012 11:03 IST
Hong Kong born Chinese actor Jackie Chan who is in Cannes to promote his 100th film, Chinese 12 Zodiac denied reports that the movie will be his last action movie.
"I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies. After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working," the actor wrote on his Facebook page.
"I will continue to do international action movies," he added.
The 58-year-old actor at a press conference in Cannes had said that he is too "old for stunts" and will continue appearing in films outside the action genre and wants to be the Asian Robert De Niro, not just an action star.
Chinese 12 Zodiac, which is the third in Jackie Chan's Armour of God series, is likely to release in December this year.
Jackie Chan, who was last seen as a martial arts teacher in Karate Kid, began his career as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon.
His first major break was the 1978 film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow. Jackie Chan introduced the comedic kung fu genre in movies with his blend of martial arts, improvisation and humour.
He has successfully crossed over to Hollywood with movies like Shanghai Knights, Shanghai Noon and the Rush Hour series. He also voiced Master Monkey in Kung Fu Panda.