With over two hundred films under his belt and more to come (he's recently confirmed that he and Owen Wilson will be teaming together once again to bring us the threequel to Shanghai Knights), Jackie Chan is set to receive an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in the Film Industry. The award will be presented to him on 12 November, along with others that have made exceptional contributions in their respective careers.
He will be first actor of Chinese descent to receive this honour, and hopes that it will go on to inspire others to reach this goal in their careers.
He began his acting career at age six, where he was a child extra in the 1962 film Big and Little Wong Tin Bar; his stunt career began in Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. Chan has remained a staple in film and television since.
He garnered international fame with his martial arts films in the 1980's (some that he wrote and produced himself) and the Rush Hour trilogy.
With this announcement in early September, Chan took to social media to express his gratitude for the Oscar award for his extraordinary achievements in film where he thanked his fans, family, as well as the Academy. You can check out his response to this honour below:
You can check out the trailer for his most recent work, Skiptrace, starring himself and Johnny Knoxville. The film is currently out in theatres.