‘Shanghai Knights’ Star Jackie Chan waiting to Receive Honorary Oscar

The US Film Academy announced that Jackie Chan will be awarded an honorary Oscar for his “extraordinary achievements” in film at the November 2016 awards ceremony.

Jackie Chan will receive his honorary Academy Award on Nov. 12 at the Governor’s Ball. He was one of four announced recipients this year, including longtime editor Anne V. Coates, legendary casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and pioneering documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

Chan Kong-sang, professionally known as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. Chan has been training in Kung fu and Wing Chun. He has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 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. He is also a notable philanthropist. In 2015, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth to be $350 million.

He had a massive hit last year with Dragon Blade, a period piece with Adrien Brody and John Cusack that earned $121m worldwide. His latest action comedy “Skiptrace” has already made $133m following a boffo $60m four-day opening in China. Shanghai Knights is one of the finest movies ever made.

After receiving the Oscar, Chan will be well paid for his contribution to film society and popularity.

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