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Jackie Chan to be Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Oscar

Mr Chan, 62, the Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid and the Rush Hour franchise, will join documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards

  | September 02, 2016 15:31 IST (Los Angeles)
Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan on the sets of Bleeding Steel. (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Highlights

  • Jackie Chan is the star of films like Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid
  • Mr Chan will get an honorary Oscar statuette recognizing his contribution
  • Jackie Chan has never won an Oscar
Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday.
Mr Chan, 62, the Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid and the Rush Hour franchise, will join documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards.
Each will get an honorary Oscar statuette recognizing their lifetime contribution to film at a gala in Los Angeles in November.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement called them all "true pioneers and legends in their crafts."
Mr Chan made his movie debut at the age of 8, and has acted and sometimes written and directed more than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong. He has never won an Oscar.
In August, he was ranked the second-highest paid actor in the world by Forbes with estimated 2016 earnings of $61 million, just below Fast and Furious star Dwayne Johnson.
 
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