Jackie Chan receives an honorary Oscar

Jackie Chan receives an honorary Oscar

As has already been announced, the race to the oscars has already begun. And it has done so with the so-called "Governors Awards", where Jackie Chan has won an honorary Oscar.

To the delivery ceremony the most relevant of a Hollywood has come, which is already beginning to campaign to win the precious accolade of the American Academy.

Throughout history, there have been four recipients of this prestigious honorary Oscar award: the documentary maker Frederick Wiseman 86-year-old, known for «La danse», from 2009, the 90-year-old editor Anne V. Coates 90-year-old ("Laurence of Arabia in 1962, the casting director Lynn stalmaster 88 ("Fiddler on the Roof", 1971) and now 62-year-old Jackie Chan, the youngest and most well-known of the four.

The entrance to the gala had the modest price of 400 euros. In addition to honoring the greatest in Hollywood, this gala serves, as we have said, so that stars and professionals with aspirations to be eligible for the golden statuette in the next Oscars, begin to win votes.

Among those attending the event it was possible to see Emma Stone, Annette Benning and her husband Warren Beatty, Almodóvar, Paul Verhoeven, Nicole Kidman, Tom Ford or Isabelle Huppert and Marion Cotillard, among others.

The next edition of the Oscars

The 89th edition of the Oscars will be held on February 26, 2017. These awards drag, in recent years, the controversy over racial and gender differences.

This is a controversy that the president of the prestigious academy,  Cheryl Boone-Isaacs he wants it to be forgotten, and to rejuvenate the institution with fresh and renovating airs. In her own words,  "It is the names and not the numbers, in times of uncertainty the cinema can serve as a bond of union and promote change".

A dream come true

After a career full of titles in the cinema, with more than 200 films made, Jackie Chan has received the honorary Oscar at the XNUMXth Governors Gala, held in Los Angeles.

The famous comedy and martial arts actor has fulfilled his dream, and also that of his father, who She has been wondering for years when her son will be given the Oscar.

Jackie has replied to her father saying: "Dad, I only do comedy and action movies.".

The delivery gala

At the gala, Chris Tucker, Chan's co-star in "Rush Hour," introduced Jackie and greeted him onstage. with the long-awaited statuette.

Throughout the gala they left showing some videos with the testimonies of some directors who had worked with the actor, as is the case with Brett Ratner and Jennifer Yuh.

In the speech he gave, Jackie Chan wanted to have a few words of affection for his fans, in the moments before receiving the award:

«I want to thank my fans around the world because you you are the reason why I keep making movies, jumping out the window, beating up and breaking my bones. Thank you".

A private biography

Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong on April 7, 1954, he is 1.74 cm tall. and his real name is Kong-Sang Chan.

His father is a former cook for the French consulate in Hong Kong and the American embassy in Australia, and his mother is Lee-Lee Chan, who took care of housework in the same diplomatic headquarters.

As an anecdote, it must be said that his father and mother, in a situation of extreme poverty, they were about to give up their son for adoption.

The firsts years

From 1961 to 1971 Jackie studied martial arts, music and dance at the Chinese Opera Research Institute. In 1962, at the age of eight, he made his film debut taking part in the film "Big and Little Wong Tin Bar" (1962).

In the 70s he was getting to know the film industry, working initially without accrediting as a specialist and in secondary characters. Thus He appeared alongside Bruce Lee in "Eastern Fury" (1972) or "Operation Dragon" (1973).

In the mid-70s he would adopt various pseudonyms, such as Cheng Lung or Chan Yuang Lung, starring in films like "The Hand of Death" (1976) by John Woo or "Killing by Treason" (1977) by Wei Lo.

Among his most outstanding films at the end of the decade were "The Drunk Monkey in the Eye of the Tiger" (1978) or "The Serpent in the Shadow of the Eagle" (1978).

Around this time he would also begin to assume management tasks.

His American stage

In 1996 he would achieve fame with "Hard to kill", in 1996, and that opened the doors of Hollywood for him. Commercial success would come with "Rush hour" (1988), co-starring Chris Turner and directed by Brett Ratner.

Other well-known titles are "Shanghai Kid" (2000), a western made by Tom Dey, "The Tuxedo" (2002), "The power of the talisman”(2003), the new version of the Jules Verne classic“Around the world in 80 days ”(2004),“ The Forbidden Kingdom ”(2008), where he shared the limelight with another of the stars of the time in martial arts cinema: Jet Li.

In recent years, "The Super Kangaroo" and "Karate Kid", both in 2010, have consolidated their cinematographic trajectory.

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