Jackie Chan, world’s most famous Martial Arts expert and Actor will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Oscar has announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science on Thursday. The grand event is going to held on 12th November at the Academy’s Governors Awards.
Along with Jackie Chan, the British editor Anne V Coates, Casting Director Lynn Stalmaster and Documentary Maker Frederick Wiseman will be honoured with Oscar.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said: “The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman —— true pioneers and legends in their crafts.”
She also added that “The Board is proud to honour their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November”.
The 62-year-old Chan Kong-sang, who was professionally known as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial arts expert, actor, producer, director, stuntman and singer. Chan has received the stars on the Hong Kong Avenue Star and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He started his acting career by debuting in the movie “Big and Little Wong Tin Bar at the age of 8, in the year 1962. Chan has starred in many of martial arts films in his native Hong Kong, including Police Story and Armour of God sequels, has a huge fan following throughout the world. He went on to have international success with hits like Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour Franchise, Karate Kid and Rumble in the Bronx.
Apart from starring and performing his own stunts, he also directed, written, choreographed, and produced many films.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a big heartfelt thank you to all my fans who have endlessly given me so much support. You’re the reason why I’m motivated to keep moving forward. Thank you!” posted by Jackie Chan on his Official Facebook page.
The honorary awards are intended to celebrate extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, their contributions to the martial arts and sciences or for outstanding service to the Academy.