56 Years of career, over 200 films, known as actor, director, producer, choreographer and much more ‘Action Legend’ 62 year old Jackie chan receives honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night. He received Oscar in the presence of Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and ‘Rush Hour’ partner Chris Tucker. Hanks compared Chan to the likes of John Wayne and Buster Keaton. Chan received his award, calling it a “dream” and shared his memories watching the Oscars with his parents.
“My dad always said, ‘Son, you get so many movie awards in the world, when are you going to get one of these?’ Then I just look at my dad. ‘Ha, ha, ha. Dad, I only make comedy action movies,’” he added. The star remembered seeing Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar when he had a meeting with him at his house 23 years back. “I touched it, kissed it, smelled it,” Chan kidded. “I believe it still has my fingerprints on it…Then I talked to myself, ‘I really want one.’ Finally, (Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs) called and I said, ‘Are you sure?’ Chan thanked his fans and promised them to keep working and making movies. “After 56 years in the film industry, making over 200 films, I’ve broken so many bones, finally this is mine. I want to thank you, Hong Kong, such an incredible city, my hometown, my hood, who make me. He refreshed his memory about his own country too. “China, my country, 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 honoured to be here,” he said. Chan also shared his happiness in Twitter too.