Jackie Chan to get honorary Os­car

China Daily (USA) - - FRONT PAGE - By AMY HE in New York amyhe@chi­nadai­lyusa.com

Hol­ly­wood is giv­ing Jackie Chan an honorary Os­car.

The Acad­emy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts and Sciences an­nounced on Thurs­day that Chan will be given an honorary Os­car at its an­nual Gov­er­nors Awards on Nov 12.

The 62-year-old Chan, who has never been nom­i­nated for an Os­car, was praised by the Acad­emy for his “dis­tinc­tive international ca­reer”.

Also re­ceiv­ing an honorary Os­car will be film editor Anne V. Coates, doc­u­men­tary film­maker Fred­er­ick Wise­man, and cast­ing di­rec­tor Lynn Stal­mas-ter. Ch­eryl Boone Isaacs, pres­i­dent of the Acad­emy said all four are “true pi­o­neers and le­gends in their crafts”.

Chan, from Hong Kong, has starred in more than 30 mar­tial arts films, and has di­rected, pro­duced and writ­ten movies as well in his 50-plus years in the in­dus­try.

He made his mo­tion pic­ture de­but when he was 8-years-old, hav­ing trained with the Pek­ing Opera. He made his cross­over de­but in Rum­ble in the Bronx and achieved success through the Rush Hour fran­chise, Shang­hai Noon, and The Karate Kid. Most re­cently, Chan has lent his voice for the Kung Fu Panda se­ries.

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