Jackie Chan: biography
7 April 1954 in a poor Chinese family Chan was born a boy. The baby weighed more than 5 kg, so the mother for a long time called him «PAO PAO», which means «Cannonball.» At the time Charles and Lily Chan fled China from the civil war to Hong Kong. There they found work in the French Embassy chef and a maid. When the son of Jackie grew up, the family in the 60-ies he moved to Australia.
With 6 years of Jackie Chan goes to school Beijing Opera. There he Pribram stage experience and learning to understand my body. Also, does kung fu.
In the movie Jackie Chan was still a child. At the age of 8, he starred first in the crowd, then trust him the role of son of the main character in the Beijing Opera.
As a teenager he starred in the films about martial arts, but only in the crowd. Although the list of works are such films as «Fist of fury» and «enter the dragon» by Bruce Lee. By the way, in these films, Jackie plays a negative characters. Perhaps it was then that he realized that not make sense to copy Bruce Lee, becoming one of thousands.
He moved to his parents in the 70-ies, he tried to study in the «Dickson College», worked in construction. Along the way, he began to act in films as a stuntman. Jackie Chan artistic, flexible, incredibly charismatic and kung fu. All this allows him to move to these roles. He puts Comedy movies, where the characters take part in street fights, demonstrate combat abilities. His characters are lazy, sometimes simple, they, the simpletons, the lot of problems, but overall this is a brave, good guys. All the stunts Jackie Chan has invented. In fact, at the time the new born genre.
The film «Snake in eagle’s shadow» was a breakthrough in the career of Jackie Chan. The film allowed the talented actor to put tricks to improvise. It was what we needed, because the film was shot in the genre of Comedy with elements of martial arts. By the time Jackie Chan has already got used to the interesting genre.
The film «Drunken master» showed us the comic tandem of Jackie and actor Ewan Shu Chien. Jackie plays a sprightly, light-hearted bully who fights with everyone, shame the combat school of his master-father. Ewan plays the role of a mentor, took up the re-education of the talented bugger.
In 1983, working on the film «the Project «A», Jackie Chan has organized his stunt group. In subsequent films he worked with her. Today actor blacklisted by all insurance companies because it often puts your life at risk. On account of his many «battle wounds» received on the set: a dislocated pelvis, broken fingers, sternum, bones and ribs. By the way, repeatedly broken right ankle, Jackie is forced to always land on your left foot. And on the set of «Armour of God» traumatic brain injury received in a fall from a tree, nearly led to death.
In the 80-ies there were many attempts to break into Hollywood. «The big fight», «Race «Cannonball»», «Patron» has not gone unnoticed, but had no real success.
Success came in 1995 with the film «rumble in the Bronx», said the award to Jackie MTV.
«First strike», «Mr. nice guy» and other movies consistently beat cash. The audience was surprised, to laugh, to admire the dexterity of Jackie Chan.
«Rush hour» with two sequels have grossed a billion dollars, becoming the absolute Hollywood hits. In the Western, «Shanghai noon» he plays in a pair with Owen Wilson.
Jackie Chan is experimenting. Changing roles, adds movies, a number of expensive and spectacular special effects, although this is not a big success, but his films have always been a martial art, these famous fights using various available tools.
«The tuxedo» and «Around the world in 80 days» is a failure, if you look at them from a commercial point of view. In «the Tuxedo» Jackie Chan had seven doubles.
After the failure of Jackie Chan took himself in hand. He starred in three successful films in a row, continuing to experiment. Interesting movie «the Myth», where the actor plays the role of a Chinese Emperor, who is crazy about beautiful girls and archaeologist. Completely different heroes, but both know kung fu.
«The fall of the last Empire» is the anniversary film of the actor, one hundredth, released in 2011. And not the last.
More than 100 songs in the repertoire of Jackie Chan, though not all know that he sings very well. He performs songs in several dialects of the Chinese language, Japanese and English. For his films he often he creates a soundtrack, but in Europe and America, they are typically replaced.
Star by name Jackie Chan can be seen in Hong Kong, in Hollywood and on the Old Arbat in Moscow.
Jackie Chan married in the early 80-ies on the Taiwan actress Lin Fentszyao. In their family a son was born Coming, who followed in the footsteps of his father. He plays in the movie and sings.
Actress Elaine From Qili, telling about their extramarital Affairs, claims that they have a Chan have a daughter together. However, Jacky does not recognize her officially.
- «Snake in eagle’s shadow»
- «Drunken master»
- «Dragon fist»
- «Armour of God»
- «Twin dragons»
- «Rumble in the Bronx»
- «Mr. Cool»
- «Rush hour»
- «Shanghai noon»
- «The fall of the last Empire»