Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. The young Jackie was less than successful scholastically, so his father sent him back to Hong Kong to attend the rigorous China Drama Academy, one of the Peking Opera schools. Chan journeyed back and forth to visit his parents and work in Canberra, but eventually he made his way back to Hong Kong as his permanent home. In the early s Chan commenced his movie career and interestingly appeared in very minor roles in two films starring then rising martial arts superstar Bruce Lee : Fist of Fury , aka "Fist of Fury" aka "The Chinese Connection", and the Warner Bros. Not long after Lee's untimely death Chan was often cast in films cashing in on the success of Bruce Lee by utilizing words like "fist", "fury" or "dragon" in their US release titles. Chan's own film career was off and running and he swiftly appeared in many low-budget martial arts films that were churned out at a rapid fire pace by Hong Kong studios eager to satisfy the early s boom in martial-arts cinema.
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He is known in the cinematic world for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. He has trained in Wushu or Kung Fu and Hapkido ,   and has been acting since the s, appearing in over films. Chan is one of the most recognisable and influential cinematic personalities in the world, gaining a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. He is also a globally known philanthropist and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine. His parents were so poor they had to borrow money from friends to pay the doctor. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island , where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school.
You're the ones who showed this old fossil he still had something left to give. That it was too soon to let the limits of age sentenced him to sit idly by on the sidelines. You boys who were never content to stop, who kept aiming for and climbing greater and greater heights want me to take it easy? Now listen to me boys! Always remember these words: Work hard!
He then had starring roles in several kung fu films , such as 's Little Tiger of Canton and 's New Fist of Fury. His first major breakthrough was the film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow , which was shot while he was loaned to Seasonal Film Corporation under a two-picture deal. In , Jackie Chan began experimenting with elaborate stunt action sequences in Dragon Lord ,  which featured a pyramid fight scene that holds the record for the most takes required for a single scene, with takes,  and the final fight scene in which he performs various stunts, including one in which he does a back flip off a loft and falls to the lower ground.