Jackie Chan

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  • Chan is born

    Chan is born
    Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-Sang on the 7th of April, 1954, naturally enough in Hong Kong. He was the only child of Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, having, reports say, spent 12 months in the womb, finally being removed surgically and weighing 12 pounds (his mum nicknamed him Pao-Pao, meaning Cannonball). Charles borrowed money from friends to pay for the operation, turning down the doctor's offer to take the child in payment. The family lived in a mansion in the exclusive Victoria Peak district.
  • Chan joins Peking Opera School

    Chan joins Peking Opera School
    Charles decided to enrol the boy, now 7, at the Peking Opera School, operated by Shu Master Yu Jan-Yuen. Walking in with his dad, Jackie saw tens of kids, between 7 and their early teens, somersaulting and playing with swords and sticks. He recalls that he felt like kids must feel today on entering Disneyland.
  • Jackie appears in his 1st movie

    At age 8, Jackie was cast in "Big And Little Wong Tin Bar", with the great Taiwanese star Li Li-hua as his mother. She took to the boy and had him appear in her next series of features.
  • Jackie leaves the academy

    Jackie leaves the academy to become a dangerous stuntman as he is known today in most of his movies
  • Movie Disaster

    His first movie wasn’t really a hit to the box office, The movie New Fist of Fury wasn’t really my fighting style. But he continued making movies with the director Lo Wei
  • Chan's "Killer Meteors" releases

    Chan's "Killer Meteors" releases
    In this martial arts film, Jackie Chan and Jimmy Wang Yu portray two men proficient with a special secret weapon, the Killer Meteor. Together they embark is on a mission to find the thief of palace treasure, and in the process are hired by the Immortal Wa to kill Wa's wife, as he believes she has poisoned him. However, she is guarded by a small army, which means the Meteors may have a bit of trouble. Despite his star billing, Jackie appears in only a few scenes.
  • Jackie heads for Hollywood

    Jackie heads for Hollywood
    "The Big Brawl", also known as "Battle Creek Brawl", was the 1980 martial arts film which marked Jackie Chan's first attempt to break into the American movie market. It was directed by Robert Clouse and featured much of the crew from "Enter the Dragon".
    Its box office performance was less disastrous than reputed to be, but was a disappointment to distributor Warner Brothers and Jackie Chan, who were expecting an "Enter the Dragon"-sized hit.
  • Chan gets married

    Chan gets married
    In 1982, Jackie Chan married Lin Feng-Jiao. However, he revealed this much later. In an interview he said that he married young because his wife was pregnant.
    They had a son, Jaycee Chan, in the same year.
  • Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation is founded

    Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation is founded
    The heart of Jackie’s charity work lies in The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation which was founded by Jackie in 1988 to offer scholarships and active help to Hong Kong’s young people through a variety of worthy causes. Over the years, the foundation has broadened its scope to include provision of medical services, aid to victims of natural disaster or illness, and projects where the major beneficiaries are Hong Kong people or organizations.
  • Jackie admits his affair

    Jackie admits his affair
    Jackie Chan admitted he had had a love affair, confirming rumors linking him to a former beauty queen in Hong Kong. Speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong, Chan said he had "done wrong" and committed "a mistake made by many men in the world."
    The Hong Kong superstar added he has been forgiven by his Taiwanese wife Lin Feng-chiao and gained the understanding of his teenage son.
  • Jackie launches his garment brand

    Jackie launches his garment brand
    On April 2, Jackie Chan officially introduced his JC Collection line of clothing in Beijing. Jackie's wish is to supply comfortable and stylish clothes with a Chinese feel that can be enjoyed by people all over the world.
  • Chan plays anti-hero in "Rob-B-Hood"

    Chan plays anti-hero in "Rob-B-Hood"
    Having starred in over 40 action comedy films over the course of his acting career, Chan was tired of being typecast as an actor who plays "Mr. Nice Guy" in his films.
    Following "New Police Story" and "The Myth", "Rob-B-Hood" was the third film in which Chan attempted to introduce more dramatic elements in his films.
  • "Rush Hour 3" releases

    "Rush Hour 3" releases
    Chan and Tucker teamed up to do the third Rush Hour.
  • Release of "Kung Fu Panda"

    Release of "Kung Fu Panda"
    It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu.
  • The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid
    Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.