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Jackie Chan: Oscar Honor Bestowed After More Than 200 Films

Jackie Chan: Oscar Honor Bestowed After More Than 200 Films

Actor Jackie Chan poses with his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 November 2016 06:32 PM

Jackie Chan has won an Oscar 56 years after starting his film career at age 6 and 23 years after ogling Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar and deciding he wanted one.

The Chinese actor who appeared in many martial arts movies finally got his golden statue on Saturday at the Governors Awards, Reuters reported.

The award was given to Chan in recognition of his five-plus decades of work on more than 200 films.

Chan related in his remarks after receiving the award that when he watched the ceremony with his parents, his father would always ask why he didn’t have one.

Chan also thanked his hometown Hong Kong for making him “proud to be Chinese,” and his fans for being the reason he keeps making movies.

“Rush Hour” co-star Chris Tucker, Michelle Yeoh, and Tom Hanks introduced Chan, with Hanks calling him “Jackie ‘Chantastic’ Chan.” Hanks mentioned that the martial arts and comedy action movies Chan mostly made are typically overlooked by the Oscars, Reuters said.

Chan holds the world record for most stunts by a living actor, and he joked about the numerous broken bones he received doing his many stunts.

The ceremony is hosted Annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to honor actors and other industry professionals for their lifetime achievements in their art.

Also honored at Saturday’s ceremony were casting director Lynn Stalmaster, film editor Anne V. Coates, and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, all of whom were in their 80s and 90s.

The ceremony was attended by the elite of Hollywood, including Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Amy Adams.

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