Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jackie Chan Is Also A Cantopop and Mandopop Star

Jackie Chan Has Received Stars On The Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and The Hollywood Walk of Fame-

Jackie Chan
Chinese name 成龍 (Traditional)
Chinese name 成龙 (Simplified)
Pinyin Chéng Lóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Sing4 Lung4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Chan Kong-sang
陳港生 (Traditional)
陈港生 (Simplified)
Chén Gǎngshēng (Mandarin)
Can4 Gong2 Sang1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Linzi, Shandong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born 7 April 1954 (age 57)
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Other name(s) 房仕龍 (Fong Si-lung)
元樓 (Yuen Lou)
大哥 (Big Brother)
Occupation Actor, martial artist, director, producer, screenwriter, action choreographer, singer, stunt director, stunt performer
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop, Hong Kong English pop, J-pop
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Lin Feng-jiao (1982–present)
Children Jaycee Chan (born 1982)
Parents Charles and Lee-Lee Chan
Influences Bruce Lee
Buster Keaton
Harold Lloyd
Jim Carrey

Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Film
1989 Rouge
Best Action Choreography
1996 Rumble in the Bronx
1999 Who Am I?
Professional Spirit Award
Golden Horse Awards
Best Actor
1992 Police Story 3
1993 Crime Story
Golden Rooster Awards
Best Actor
2005 New Police Story
MTV Asia Awards
Inspiration Award
Other Awards
MTV Movie Awards
2002 Best Fight (Rush Hour 2)
1999 Best Fight (Rush Hour)
1995 Lifetime Achievement Award
Shanghai International Film Festival
2005 Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema

Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE (born Chan Kong-sang, 陳港生; 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 100 films.

Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. An operatically trained vocalist, Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

His films have since featured an increasing number of dramatic scenes while continuing to succeed at the box office; examples include New Police Story (2004), The Myth (2005) and the hit film Rob-B-Hood (2006). Chan's next release was the third installment in the Rush Hour series: Rush Hour 3 in August 2007.

It grossed US$255 million. However, it performed poorly in Hong Kong, grossing only HK$3.5 million during its opening weekend.

Rush Hour star Jackie Chan is spearheading a charity concert to benefit Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims. The event, dubbed the Love Without Borders 3/11 Candelight Gala, takes place April 1 at Hong Kong's Victoria Park and participants include singers such as Alan Tam, Shirley Kwan and Chinese-American rapper Jin.

The group has recorded the song "Succmb Not to Sorrow" which is based on a Japanese poem and serves as the theme for the concert.

New experiments and change in style-

On 22 June 2009, Chan left Los Angeles to begin filming The Karate Kid, a remake of the 1984 original, in Beijing. The film was released in America on 11 June 2010 and sees Chan's first dramatic American film. In the film, he plays Mr. Han, a kung fu master and maintenance man who teaches Jaden Smith's character, Dre, kung-fu so he can defend himself from school bullies. In Chan's next movie, Shaolin, he plays the cook of the temple instead of one of the major characters.

Jackie Chan's 100th film 1911 was released on 26 September 2011. He is the co-director, executive producer, and lead star of the movie.

Jackie Chan won the Favorite Buttkicker award at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in 2011 for The Karate Kid.


Filmography and screen persona-

Year        Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008        The Forbidden        Kingdom 功夫之      王 "Lu Yan" / "Old Hop"        aka King of Kung Fu
Kung Fu Panda 功夫熊貓               "Master Monkey" (voice)
Run Papa Run 一個好爸爸 executive producer
Wushu 武術之少年行   executive producer
2009 Shinjuku Incident 新宿事件 "Steelhead"
executive producer

Looking for Jackie 尋找成龍 himself               aka Jackie Chan and The Kung Fu Kid
aka Jackie Chan Kung Fu Master
The Founding of a Republic 建國大業 "Li Jishen's Interviewer" (cameo role) aka Jian Guo Da Ye (lit. The Great Cause of China's Foundation)
aka Founding of the Nation
aka Lofty Ambitions of Nation Building
2010 The Spy Next Door 鄰家特工 "Bob Ho" aka Double Mission
Little Big Soldier 大兵小將 "Big Soldier"
aka Big Soldier, Small General
aka Junior Soldiers
The Karate Kid 功夫夢 "Mr. Han" aka The Kung Fu Dream
The Legend of Silk Boy 世博冠軍湖      絲仔 "Xu Rongcun" (voice)
2011 Shaolin 新少林寺 "Wu Dao" aka The New Shaolin Temple
Kung Fu Panda 2 功夫熊貓2 "Master Monkey" (voice)
1911 辛亥革命 "Huang Xing"
Executive Producer
Stunt Co-ordinator

Legendary Amazons 楊門女將 Producer                filming
The Great Magician 大魔術師 (cameo)
action director
2013 Karate Kid 2 功夫夢2 "Mr. Han"
TBA Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac 十二生肖 "Jackie Condor" aka "Asian Hawk"

Chan has many historic artifacts, such as old door frames from 2000 years ago. He also owns the Jinricksha Station in Singapore.

January 19, 2011 Jackie Chan joins U.S. President Barack Obama for the welcome of President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao to the White House state dinner.
In April 2008, Jackie Chan was invited for the audio launch of an Indian film, entitled Dasavathaaram (2008) in Chennai (Madras), where he shared the dais with Indian celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Mammootty and Kamal Hassan. Though he did not understand a word of Tamil, Chan was touched by the Indian community's love for him and his films, and was impressed with the movie Dasavathaaram, expressing a keen interest in working with the star of the film, Kamal Hassan.

In response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jackie Chan and fellow Hong Kong-based celebrities, including American rapper Jin, headlined a special three-hour charity concert, titled Artistes 311 Love Beyond Borders, on 1 April 2011 to help with Japan's disaster recovery effort, where Jackie Chan addressed the victims of the earthquake and tsunami by saying: "You will not be alone, we will be by your side".

The concert raised over $3.3 million dollars in just three hours for disaster relief.
Chan also holds guest lectures at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art of Fudan University, Shanghai.



source- From Wikipedia

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