Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan (Chinese: 成龍; born 7 April 1954), born Chan Kong-sang, is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films. Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, in the former Crown colony of Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang (meaning "born in Hong Kong") to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. He was nicknamed Paopao (Chinese: 炮炮, literally meaning "Cannonball") because he was such a big baby, weighing 12 pounds, or about 5.4 kgs. Since his parents worked for the French Consul to Hong Kong, Chan spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul's residence in the Victoria Peak district. Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island, where he failed his first year, after which his parents withdrew him from the school. In 1960, his father immigrated to Canberra, Australia, to work as the head cook ...

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  John Stevenson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Jackie Chan

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  John Stevenson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Jackie Chan

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

A Touch of Zen (1971)

Ming dynasty noblewoman Yang must escape from the evil eunuch Hsu. She seeks refuge at a decrepit town where she gets assistance from a naïve scholar and a group of mysterious yet powerful monks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Hu
CAST:  Hsu Feng  •  Tien Peng  •  Roy Chiao  •  Shih Chun

Ming dynasty noblewoman Yang must escape from the evil eunuch Hsu. She seeks refuge at a decrepit town where she gets assistance from a naïve scholar and a group of mysterious yet powerful monks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Hu
CAST:  Hsu Feng  •  Tien Peng  •  Roy Chiao  •  Shih Chun

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Cécile de France  •  Robert Fyfe  •  Jim Broadbent

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Cécile de France  •  Robert Fyfe  •  Jim Broadbent

Come Drink with Me (1966)

Golden Swallow (Cheng Pei-pei) is a fighter-for-hire who has been contracted by the local government to retrieve the governor's kidnapped son. Holding him is a group of rebels who are demanding that their leader be released from prison in return for the captured ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Hu
CAST:  Cheng Pei-Pei  •  Elliot Ngok  •  Chen Hung-Lieh  •  Yeung Chi-Hing

Golden Swallow (Cheng Pei-pei) is a fighter-for-hire who has been contracted by the local government to retrieve the governor's kidnapped son. Holding him is a group of rebels who are demanding that their leader be released from prison in return for the captured ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Hu
CAST:  Cheng Pei-Pei  •  Elliot Ngok  •  Chen Hung-Lieh  •  Yeung Chi-Hing

Crime Story (1993)

A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Wong
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Kent Cheng  •  Christine Ng  •  Law Kar-Ying

A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Wong
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Kent Cheng  •  Christine Ng  •  Law Kar-Ying

The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

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Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong must fight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liu Chia-Liang
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Ti Lung  •  Anita Mui  •  Felix Wong

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong must fight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liu Chia-Liang
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Ti Lung  •  Anita Mui  •  Felix Wong

Enter the Dragon (1973)

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Clouse
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Jim Kelly  •  John Saxon  •  Ahna Capri

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Clouse
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Jim Kelly  •  John Saxon  •  Ahna Capri

Fist of Fury (1972)

Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Jackie Chan  •  Nora Miao  •  James Tien

Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Jackie Chan  •  Nora Miao  •  James Tien

Gorgeous (1999)

When Ah Bu, a girl from a small fishing town in Taiwan, finds a glass bottle with a romantic message, she travels to Hong Kong to find her prince charming. As it turns out, her prince charming, Albert, happens to be gay. But all is not lost when Ah Bu meets the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Kok
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Shu Qi  •  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Wakin Chau

When Ah Bu, a girl from a small fishing town in Taiwan, finds a glass bottle with a romantic message, she travels to Hong Kong to find her prince charming. As it turns out, her prince charming, Albert, happens to be gay. But all is not lost when Ah Bu meets the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Kok
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Shu Qi  •  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Wakin Chau

Island of Fire (1990)

Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chu Yen-ping
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Andy Lau  •  Sammo Hung  •  Tony Leung Ka-Fai

Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chu Yen-ping
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Andy Lau  •  Sammo Hung  •  Tony Leung Ka-Fai

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tong
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Anita Mui  •  Françoise Yip  •  Bill Tung

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tong
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Anita Mui  •  Françoise Yip  •  Bill Tung

Rush Hour (1998)

When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Chris Tucker  •  Ken Leung  •  Tom Wilkinson

When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Chris Tucker  •  Ken Leung  •  Tom Wilkinson

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Roselyn Sánchez

It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Roselyn Sánchez

Shanghai Noon (2000)

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Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lucy Liu  •  Xander Berkeley

Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lucy Liu  •  Xander Berkeley

The Cannonball Run (1981)

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A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Roger Moore  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Dean Martin

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Roger Moore  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Dean Martin

The Myth (2005)

When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tong
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Kim Hee-seon  •  Tony Leung Ka-Fai  •  Mallika Sherawat

When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tong
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Kim Hee-seon  •  Tony Leung Ka-Fai  •  Mallika Sherawat

The Protector (1985)

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Danny Aiello  •  Sandy Alexander  •  Roy Chiao

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Danny Aiello  •  Sandy Alexander  •  Roy Chiao

The Tuxedo (2002)

Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive accident, Jimmy puts on the tux and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Donovan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Debi Mazar

Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive accident, Jimmy puts on the tux and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Donovan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Debi Mazar

Wheels on Meals (1984)

Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Yuen Biao  •  Lola Forner  •  Jackie Chan

Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Yuen Biao  •  Lola Forner  •  Jackie Chan
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