Celebrity News: Jackie Chan Get Lifetime Achievement Oscar Award

Friday, 2 September 2016

Jackie Chan Get Lifetime Achievement Oscar Award

Actor Jackie Chan poses for the cameras at the announcement of the beginning of production for the science fiction action film 'Bleeding Steel', which has been billed by producers as the biggest budget Chinese film ever shot in Australia, in Sydney, Australia, 28 July 2016. Source: Reuters

Martial arts expert and entertainer Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday.

Chan, 62, the Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies a well known as "Kung Fu Panda," "The Karate Kid" and the "Rush Hour" authority, will join documentary artisan Frederick Wiseman, British silver screen editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards.

Each will gain an honorary Oscar statuette recognizing their lifetime contribution to movie theater at a festival in Los Angeles in November.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a explanation called them generally "true pioneers and legends in their crafts."

Chan obligated his movie presentation at the age of 8, and has acted and mostly written and directed preferably than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong. He has never won an Oscar.

In August, he was ranked the second-highest paid actor in the world by Forbes mutually estimated 2016 revenue of $61 million, somewhat below "Fast and Furious" star Dwayne Johnson.