Martial arts expert and movie star Jackie Chan is all set to receive an Oscar Statuette at the Academy’s 8th Annual Governor’s Award which is all set to be held in November 2016. Chan was voted by the Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science for the award. The board consists of casting director Lynn Stalmaster, film editor Anne V. Coates and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
Chan made his debut in movies at the age of 8 and will soon be honoured for his distinctive international career. The Academy’s news release has mentioned, “He starred in — and sometimes wrote, directed and produced — more than 30 martial arts features in his native Hong Kong, charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma”.
After the super success of ‘Rumble in the Bronx’ in 1996, Chan rose to fame with worldwide success. Some of his movies like ‘Rush Hour’, ‘Shanghai Noon’ and ‘Shanghai Knights’, Chan has managed to make a mark in the audience’s mind.
The actor was grateful for the honour and also posted about it on his official Facebook page. Chan has worked in more than 200 movies and has also received a number of awards for his work till date.
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