PICS: Jackie Chan gets an Oscar and everyone is happy for him

2016-11-14 12:18

Los Angeles - Action movie star Jackie Chan accepted an honourary Oscar on Saturday. 

Chan, known for his comic timing and acrobatic fighting style, has appeared in around 200 movies since becoming a child actor in his native Hong Kong in the 1960s.

Global star 

His Hollywood breakthrough came with Rumble in the Bronx in 1996, and he has gone on to be become a global star through the Rush Hour movies, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid and the Kung Fu Panda series of animated films.

The 62-year-old - who shared a table with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone - left politics out of an unscripted acceptance speech.

But he roused Hollywood's Ray Dolby Ballroom with an anecdote about realising how badly he wanted an Academy Award after going to Stallone's house 23 years earlier and touching, kissing and smelling the American actor's Oscar statuette.

"After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films - I broke so many bones - finally this is mine!" Chan, who performed many of his own daring stunts, said of his Oscar.

Film editor Anne Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman were also awarded statuettes at the Academy's 8th Annual Governors Awards.

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The Governors Awards were created as a separate event in 2009 to allow more space for the honourees to accept their statuettes and to unclutter the main show's packed schedule.

Previous winners of honourary Oscars include Lauren Bacall, Francis Ford Coppola, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Spike Lee.

(Photos: AP)

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