Jackie Chan

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Birth

Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong on April 7, 1954. His Chinese name is Chan Kong Sang. Image Courtesy: www.jackiechankids.com

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Birth
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Parents

Jackie Chan’s parents used to work for the French Counsel to Hong Kong. In 1960, his family moved to Australia, and his father began to work as a head cook for the American embassy. Image Courtesy: 1.bp.blogspot.com

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Parents
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School

Jackie Chan was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School, where he learned how to act, do stunts, and use kung-fu. He studied at this school for ten years. Image Courtesy: opera-beijing.com

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School
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The Seven Little Fortunes

Jackie worked very hard at the opera school. His teacher, Yu Tsim Yuen, saw that Jackie was strong and skilful. He asked Jackie to join a group called ‘The Seven Little Fortunes’ with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biu. Image Courtesy: www.cnngo.com

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The Seven Little Fortunes
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1st Movie

At the age of 8, Jackie Chan appeared in the movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962). Image Courtesy: i.ytimg.com

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1st Movie
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Film starring Bruce Lee

When Jackie left the opera school, he got a few small parts in films. In 1972, he worked on two films starred Bruce Lee. They were 'Fist of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon'. In Fist of Fury, Bruce Lee kicked Jackie through a wall. He became famous after this stunt. He changed his name to Sing Lung, which means ‘already a dragon’. Image Courtesy: wordpress.com

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Film starring Bruce Lee
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First action film

Jackie’s first action comedy was Drunken Master. This film was made in 1978. In Drunken Master, Jackie played a funny but skilful kung fu hero. The film was successful in Hong Kong. Image Courtesy: lovelyduckie.com

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First action film
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World wide fame

In the 1980s, Jackie’s success grew. He made films in both Hong Kong and America. In 1996, he made Rumble in the Bronx. This film was very popular in America. Image Courtesy: fanpop.com

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World wide fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

He has appeared in over 100 movies and has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Image Courtesy: flickr.com

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Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Active in charitable causes

Although he is a famous actor, Jackie Chan is also an active philanthropist (the love of humanity) who works tirelessly to help those in need and to support charitable causes. Image Courtesy: www.chinadaily.com.cn

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Active in charitable causes
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