Happy Birthday to Jackie Chan!
To celebrate with us, watch your favorite, from any of Chan’s 150 movies, and check out these fun facts about his life.
Yes, he really was! He confirmed it!
Jackie’s mom nicknamed him “Cannonball” because he was always energetic and rolling around on the floor.
Ironically, Jackie “Cannonball” Chan later starred in the original Cannonball Run in 1981. He loved the outtakes after the credits so much, that he started using outtakes at the end of all his future films too.
Chan teaches tourism management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, despite having little formal education. You know, because he needs a little carrying around cash from odd jobs.
Chan declined the role of Simon Phoenix in Sylvester Stallon’s film Demolition Man. He refused to play villains in Hollywood.
Jackie didn’t like the Rush Hour series. He says he didn’t like the action sequences or the American humor.
No insurance company will underwrite any productions where Jackie performs all his own stunts. He pays all the medical bills for his stunt men.
Let us know your favorite film from Jackie’s 45 years in the entertainment industry! Here’s to many more!
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