Date
23 July 2017
Jackie Chan, 62, will get be recognized for his lifetime contribution to film at a gala in Los Angeles in November. Photo: Reuters
Jackie Chan, 62, will get be recognized for his lifetime contribution to film at a gala in Los Angeles in November. Photo: Reuters

Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

Hong Kong martial arts star Jackie Chan, who appeared in such Hollywood blockbusters as The Karate Kid, Kung Fu Panda and the Rush Hour franchise, will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar.

Chan, 62, will join documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards, Reuters reports, citing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Each will get an honorary Oscar recognizing their lifetime contribution to film at a gala in Los Angeles in November.

In a statement, academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs called them all “true pioneers and legends in their crafts”.

Chan made his movie debut at the age of eight and has acted and sometimes written and directed more 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 with estimated 2016 earnings of US$61 million, just below Fast And Furious star Dwayne Johnson.

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