After Bruce Lee
's passing, no martial artist could replicate his success or come close until Jackie Chan (成龍). At the age of 17, Jackie Chan worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee (李小龍) films "Fist of Fury
" and "Enter the Dragon" under the stage name Chen Yuen Long. Jackie Chan's first major breakthrough was the 1978 film "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" where he established the comedic kung fu genre which proved to be a breath of fresh air for the asian audience. Jackie Chan followed up with "Drunken Master", which finally propelled him to mainstream success.
Jackie Chan finally succeeded in establishing a foothold in the North American market in 1995 with a worldwide release of "Rumble in the Bronx", attaining a cult following in the United States that was rare for Hong Kong movie stars. The success of "Rumble in the Bronx" led to a 1996 release of "Police Story 3" in the United States under the title "Supercop", which grossed a total of US $16,270,600. Jackie then co-starred with Chris Tucker in the 1998 buddy cop action comedy "Rush Hour", grossing US$130 million in the United States alone.
Jackie Chan is one of the best-known names worldwide in the areas of kung fu and action films. In his films, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons and innovative stunts. [source: wiki
This is Dragon's 1/6 scale 12-inch figure of Jackie Chan from "Jackie Chan: My Story (1998)". "Jackie Chan: My Story" chronicles Jackie Chan's life beginning with his birth and ending in 1998 with him poised on the brink of his current success in America.
Dragon's Jackie Chan comes with shades that go into the side of his head as his hair covers his ears. He is wearing the yellow jacket he wore in "Jackie Chan: My Story".
Accessories include a movie clapper board. Jackie Chan is not only a martial artist and actor but also action choreographer, film director, producer, omedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. We all know he is famous for doing his own stunts in his movies.
Jackie Chan without his sunglasses. Amazing likeness, down to the nose - LOL!
Dragon's 1/6 scale Jackie Chan with hood
Jackie Chan getting ready to execute a move
Jackie Chan is extremely agile, very acrobatic and nimble in his steps. The way he scales buildings and obstacles is just amazing to watch.
One of many fighting stances by Jackie
Jackie Chan was in Singapore last week for a go-green initiative. He took the chance to share his ways of saving the environment.
"Some people dispose the toothbrush and soap after using once or twice. It's a waste. My habit is that once I un-wrap the soap which the hotels provide, I will carry it along with me until I finish using it. As long as items are provided free of charge, everyone should just use as much as they can; I always tell the hotel staffs, they should consider charging people for the items they use, so that they will think twice before using," he added.
To save water, Chan says the production team and stuntmen will visit the washroom together and get in queue. "The last one flushes!" he laughed.