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Jackie Chan

Director

“Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.”

 

Biography

Hong Kong’s cheeky, lovable and best known film star endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong’s manic martial arts cinema industry.

Jackie Chan was born “Kong-sang Chan” on Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Peak on April 7th, 1954 to Charles & Lee-Lee Chan, and the family emigrated to Canberra, Australia in early 1960. The young Jackie Chan was less than successful scholastically, so his father sent him back to Hong Kong to attend the rigorous China Drama Academy, one of the Peking Opera Schools. Chan excelled at acrobatics, singing and martial arts and eventually became a member of the “Seven Little Fortunes” performing troupe and began life long friendships with fellow martial artists / actors Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and Biao Yuen. Chan journeyed back and forth to visit his parents and work in Canberra, but eventually he made his way back to Hong Kong as his permanent home.

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CEPUNK

10Jan14

That quote has me rolling. I love Jackie and study computers XD

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Zachary Curl

27Jul11

Jackie Chan will always be the best.

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HKFanatic

21Jun11

"Study computers instead." Bah ha ha. Did Jackie really say that?

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Seth Farmer

17Jan11

Rumble inna Bronx suxxx

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