Los Angeles, November 13: "After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally," were the words of victory that came straight from the heart of veteran actor Jackie Chan while holding his Oscar.
The Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work and struggle in films, on Saturday at the annual Governors Awards. Nostalgia stroke the actor and an incident from the past was recollected where Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago and said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.On the occasion the actor recalled watching the ceremony with his parents and his father always asking him why he didn't have Hollywood's top award despite having made so many movies. Praising his home town he said “I am proud to be Chinese,” further thanked his fans, “they were the reason I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones."
Martial arts and action comedy films are two film genres which are often left unnoticed during awards season. The actor was introduced by his "Rush Hour" co-star Chris Tucker, actress Michelle Yeoh and Tom Hanks, who referred to him as "Jackie 'Chantastic' Chan."Other than Jackie British film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and prolific documentarian Frederick Wiseman were also awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, hosts of the annual ceremony.
Jackie Chan, 62, began his career as a stuntman in Bruce Lee films and made his debut in 1984. Later Jackie delivered outstanding performance in movies like Rush hour, Police story, who am I, The legend of drunken master, Dragons forever, Snake in the eagles shadow etc.