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Jackie Chan News: A Look into His Honorary Oscar Award

Jackie Chan News

(Photo : Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Jackie Chan speaks on stage during a press conference and photocall for Bleeding Steel at Sydney Opera House on July 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Chinese superstar Jackie Chan is set to receive an honorary Oscar statuette in November.

Following this report, many might have gotten interested to know the bases of this award.

 Based on the statement released by the award-giving body, a number of reasons have been considered in conferring such award to the "Rush Hour" actor.

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In a Facebook post, Jackie Chan pointed out that receiving it would not only be an honor but an encouragement as well.

"It's been 56 years since I filmed my first movie when I was six, and I've worked on over 200 films to date. I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Oscars for giving me this award of encouragement and recognizing my achievements while I'm still 'young,'" the 62-year-old actor wrote. "I'm absolutely honored to be the first Chinese in history to receive this award."

According to CNN, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, including documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and film editor Anne V. Coates, have given their nod to give such recognition to Jackie Chan.

It was noted that his "distinctive international career" has been the basis for his honorary Oscar citation whose awarding will be made at the Academy's 8th Annual Governors Awards.

"He starred in -- and sometimes wrote, directed and produced -- more than 30 martial arts features in his native Hong Kong, charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma," the Academy said in a statement.

The statement further stressed that "Since 'Rumble in the Bronx' in 1996," Jackie Chan "has gone on to enormous worldwide success with the 'Rush Hour' movies, 'Shanghai Noon,' 'Shanghai Knights,' 'Around the World in 80 Days,' 'The Karate Kid' and the 'Kung Fu Panda' series of animated films."


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