Jackie Chan to get an Oscar in November

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  • Sunday, 04 Sep 2016

Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan is set to receive an honourary Oscar. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong Chinese actor, director, producer, and stunt artist Jackie Chan is one of four members of the film industry who will receive an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles in November.

Chan has more than 130 acting credits to his name, starting his martial arts breakthrough with Jon Woo's Hand Of Death in 1976 and later becoming known for an atypical mixture of explosive action, heartfelt intention, original stunts, and pratfall comedy.

Today, he has The Karate Kid 2, Kung-Fu Yoga, The Nut Job 2 and a Lego Ninjago movie among his upcoming films.

Recognised alongside him at the 8th Annual Governors Awards on Nov 12, 2016, will be casting director Lynn Stalmaster, documentarian Frederick Wiseman, and film editor Anne Coates.

Stalmaster's achievements include Gunsmoke, Superman, Tootsie and Deliverance; Coates received an Oscar for Lawrence Of Arabia and four additional nominations over the course of her career, and Wiseman has three Emmys to his name (1969's Law & Order and two for 1970's Hospital.) – AFP Relaxnews


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