Jackie Chan

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25 Amazing Facts about Jackie Chan | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Jackie Chan’s real name is Chan Kong-Sang .
  2. Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong on April 7 , 1954.
  3. Jackie Chan reportedly spent 12 months in the womb. His Mother therefore nicknamed him “Cannonball”.
  4. Jackie Chan’s mother was an opium smuggler and his father was a spy.
  5. Jackie Chan got the name Jackie while he was working as a construction worker in Canberra, Australia.
  6. Jackie Chan while he was working as a nightclub bouncer spent two days after a fight trying to push his bone back into his fist. He later found that it wasn’t his bone, it was in fact the other guy’s tooth.
  7. Amazing fact is that Jackie Chan is a classically trained vocalist and has released more than 20 albums in over five languages, in addition to providing the theme tunes for several of his earlier films and singing in several Chinese dubs of Disney classics.
  8. In one scene it took Jackie Chan 2900 separate takes in the movie Dragon Lord for a 10 minute scene because it was so complicated and he demanded perfection..
  9. Jackie Chan once broke twelve concrete blocks with his hand, while keeping the egg he was holding intact.
  10. Nosebleed was a 2001 movie (starring Jackie Chan) about a window washer at the World Trade Centre, who stops a terrorist attack, had to be cancelled when the attacks happened in the real world.
  11. Jackie Chan speaks 7 languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English, German, Korean, Japanese and Thai and also American sign language.
  12. The hardest thing for Chan when it comes to acting is speaking in English. He says speaking English is harder than doing most of his stunts.
  13. Jackie Chan actually began his film career as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon.
  14. Jackie Chan was awarded Guinness World Records for the 2012 movie Chinese Zodiac for “Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor”.
  15. Jackie Chan has a permanent plastic plug in his skull due to an accident that he sustained while filming Armour of God when he had to jump from the top of the building to a tree branch. First take was OK but he wanted to repeat the shot . He missed the branch and fell  40 feet to the rocks below. He had a brain hemorrhage and was saved after eight hours of surgery.
  16. While shooting the movie “Police Story” Jackie Chan had crack fracture in his seventh and eighth vertebrae along with pelvic dislocation. This injury is almost unheard of.
  17. So many stunt men were injured during the shooting of “Police Story” that he found no stunt man willing to work for him again. He formed The Jackie Chan stuntmen association and provided personal training and paid all medical bills.
  18. Jackie Chan claims to have broken every bone in his body at least once while performing stunts.
  19. Jackie Chan actually jumped out of a plane and landed on top of hot air balloon while filming the movie, Armour of God.
  20. Possibly his most difficult stunt was sliding down from roof to 21 floors below on a 45 degree inclined façade of a building in Rotterdam Holland  in the movie “Who Am I ?”. It took him 2 weeks  to work up the nerve to do it.
  21. Amazingly no company insures Jackie Chan or his team, so he pays it for himself and his stunt team.
  22. Jackie Chan has his own stunt fighters that communicate when they attack him by specific grunting noises.
  23. It is possible to train a fish, and Jackie Chan taught a catfish tricks in Mandarin and English.
  24. Jackie Chan married Taiwanese Lin Feng Jiao in 1982. They have one son.
  25. Jackie Chan is a noted philanthropist and his son may get little of his $130 Million fortune. According to him , “If my son is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.”

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