With more than 200 films under his belt, spanning a 56-year career, Jackie Chan has finally received an Oscar.
The 62-year-old action star was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker presented Chan with the award.
Chan accepted his award, calling it a
“dream” and shared his memories
growing up and watching the Oscars
with his parents. He remembered seeing Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar when he had a meeting with him at his house 23 years ago.
“I held it, and then I told myself that I really want one.”
Chan thanked his fans and promised
them to keep working and making
“After 56 years in the film industry, making over 200 films, finally, this is
mine. I want to thank you, Hong Kong,
such an incredible city, my hometown, who made me. I am proud to be
Chinese. Thank you, Hollywood, for all of those years teaching me so many things, and also make me a little bit famous. I’m just honored to be here.”
What can we say? It is an award well deserved. We congratulate him and wish him the best in life.