Jackie Chan Retires As Action Hero After 100th Film

Jackie Chan Hong Kong-born Chinese actor and director Jackie Chan announced his retirement as an action star at Cannes today saying that he is too “old for stunts”.

The 58-year-old actor, who was last seen as a martial arts teacher in Karate Kid, said he felt “really, really tired”.

The Rush Hour actor, famous for his high speed, acrobatic fighting style. Is at Cannes to promote his 100th film Chinese Zodiac. Chinese Zodiac will be his last outing as an action hero.

The actor was also quoted as saying that the world has become “too violent” and that he hates “violence”.

Chinese Zodiac, which is the third in Jackie Chan’s Armour of God series, is likely to release in December this year.

The actor will continue appearing in films outside the action genre and said he wants to be the Asian Robert De Niro, not just an action star.

Jackie Chan began his career as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon.

His first major break was the 1978 film Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow. Jackie Chan introduced the comedic kung fu genre in movies with his blend of martial arts, improvisation and humour.

He has successfully crossed over to Hollywood with movies like Shanghai Knights, Shanghai Noon and the Rush Hour series. He also voiced Master Monkey in Kung Fu Panda.

–ndtv.com

  1. amazin Reply

    What a beautiful end to a career !

  2. Pastor david Reply

    Wat a wonderful decision, so that he can live to enjoy his wealth

  3. Chima Reply

    Oh, yeah. He absolutely, a Hero. I love u, my Man. You movies, are of standard to me. Kudos

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