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Jackie Chan

Highest Rated:   96% Supercop (1996)
Lowest Rated:   8% 1911 (2011)
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Birthplace:   Hong Kong
One of the most popular film personalities in the world, Jackie Chan came from a poverty-stricken Hong Kong family -- so poor, claims Chan, that he was almost sold in infancy to a wealthy British couple. As it turned out, Chan became his family's sole support. Enrolled in the Chinese Opera Research Institute at the age of seven, he spent the next decade in rigorous training for a career with the Peking Opera, excelling in martial arts and acrobatics. Billed as Cheng Lung, Chan entered films in his mid-teens, appearing in 25 productions before his 20th birthday. Starting out as a stunt man, Chan was promoted to stardom as the potential successor to the late Bruce Lee. In his earliest starring films, he was cast as a stone-cold serious type, determined to avenge Lee's death. Only when he began playing for laughs did Chan truly attain full celebrity status. Frequently referred to as the Buster Keaton of kung-fu, Chan's outlook on life is a lot more optimistic than Keaton's, but in his tireless devotion to the most elaborate of sight gags and the most awe-inspiring of stunts (many of which have nearly cost him his life), Chan is Keaton incarnate. From 1978's The Young Master onward, Chan has usually been his own director and screenwriter. His best Hong Kong-produced films include the nonstop action-fests Project A (1983), Police Story (1985), Armour of God (1986), and the Golden Horse Award-winning Crime Story (1993) -- not to mention the multiple sequels of each of the aforementioned titles. Despite his popularity in Europe and Asia, Chan was for many years unable to make a dent in the American market. He tried hard in such films as The Big Brawl (1980) and the first two Cannonball Run flicks, but American filmgoers just weren't buying.At long last, Chan mined U.S. box-office gold with 1996's Rumble in the Bronx, a film so exhilarating that audiences never noticed those distinctly Canadian mountain ranges looming behind the "Bronx" skyline. Chan remained the most popular Asian actor with the greatest potential to cross over into the profitable English-speaking markets, something he again demonstrated when he co-starred with Chris Tucker in the 1998 box-office hit Rush Hour. In 2000 Chan had another success on his hands with Shanghai Noon, a comedy Western in which he starred as an Imperial Guard dispatched to the American West to rescue the kidnapped daughter (Lucy Liu) of the Chinese Emperor.He maintained his status as one of the biggest movie stars in the world throughout the next decades in a series of films that include Rush Hour 2, The Tuxedo, Shankghai Knights, The Myth, Rush Hour 3. He enjoyed his biggest U.S. hit in quite some time starring in the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid opposite Jaden Smith. Even with his hits in the English-language world, Chan continued to work in China as well, as both an actor and a producer. In 2016, he won an Honorary Academy Award for his more than 50 years of service to the film industry.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Foreigner
  • Producer
  • Quan
2017
No Score Yet The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Master Wu
2017
11% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
  • Mr. Feng
$17.7M 2017
43% Reset
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
$99.1k 2017
56% Kung-Fu Yoga
  • Jack
$0.4M 2017
34% Railroad Tigers
  • Producer
  • Ma Yuan
  • Executive Producer
$0.3M 2017
36% Skiptrace
  • Bennie Chan
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet Monkey King: Hero Is Back (Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)
  • The Monkey King
2016
87% Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Monkey
$128.4M 2016
No Score Yet The Karate Kid 2
  • Mr. Han
2016
33% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi)
  • Huo An
  • Producer
$72.9k 2015
13% Police Story: Lockdown
  • Executive Producer
  • Zhong Wen
2015
No Score Yet Personal Tailor
  • Producer
  • cameo)
2013
38% Chinese Zodiac
  • Screenwriter
  • Asian Hawk
  • Director
  • Producer
2013
No Score Yet Jui kuen (Drunken Master)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Legendary Amazons
  • Producer
2011
8% 1911
  • Producer
$0.2M 2011
74% Shaolin
  • Wu Dao
$42.8k 2011
79% Little Big Soldier (Da bing xiao jiang)
  • Screenwriter
  • Old Soldier
  • Producer
2011
81% Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Monkey
$165.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Legend of Silk Boy
  • Actor
2010
65% The Karate Kid
  • Mr. Han
$176.6M 2010
12% The Spy Next Door
  • Bob Ho
$24.3M 2010
No Score Yet Xun zhao Cheng Long (Looking for Jackie) (Jackie Chan Kung Fu Master) (Jackie Chan & the Kung Fu Kid)
  • Actor
2009
60% San suk si gin (The Shinjuku Incident)
  • Executive Producer
  • Nick Steelhead
2009
No Score Yet Enter the Phoenix
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu
  • Executive Producer
2008
87% Kung Fu Panda
  • Monkey
$215.4M 2008
65% The Forbidden Kingdom
  • Lu Yan/Old Hop
$40.1M 2008
No Score Yet Yat kor ho ba ba (Run Papa Run)
  • Executive Producer
2008
18% Rush Hour 3
  • Chief Inspector Lee
$140.1M 2007
No Score Yet Robin-B-Hood
  • Fong
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2006
57% New Police Story (San ging chaat goo si)
  • Executive Producer
  • Wing
2006
20% Jackie Chan: The Myth
  • Jack / General Meng-yi
2005
No Score Yet Rice Rhapsody (Hainan ji fan)
  • Producer
2005
No Score Yet Chin gei bin 2: Fa tou tai kam (Blade of Kings)
  • Armor
2004
No Score Yet Chop-Socky: Cinema Hong Kong
  • Actor
2004
31% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Passepartout
  • Executive Producer
2004
No Score Yet Enter the Phoenix
  • Producer
2004
No Score Yet Jackie Chan: Who Is He?
  • Actor
2003
18% The Medallion
  • Eddie Yang
  • Executive Producer
$22M 2003
66% Shanghai Knights
  • Executive Producer
  • Chon Wang
$60.5M 2003
22% The Tuxedo
  • Jimmy Tong
$50.2M 2002
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Ultimate Fights
  • Actor
2002
52% Rush Hour 2
  • Chief Inspector Lee
2001
29% The Accidental Spy (Te wu mi cheng)
  • Buck Yuen
2001
79% Shanghai Noon
  • Executive Producer
  • Chon Wang
2000
No Score Yet Gen-X Cops (Dak ging san yan lui)
  • Producer
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Gorgeous (Boh lee chun)
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • C.N. Chan
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet Jackie Chan: My Stunts
  • Producer
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Hot War (Waan ying dak gung)
  • Producer
1998
60% Rush Hour
  • Detective Inspector Lee
1998
No Score Yet Jackie Chan: My Story
  • Actor
1998
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn
  • Himself
1998
63% Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (Wo shi shei) (Who Am I?)
  • Jackie (aka Whoami)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon
  • Actor
1998
43% Mr. Nice Guy (Yat goh hiu yan)
  • Jackie
1997
96% Supercop
  • Producer
  • Chen Chia-chu
1996
55% Jackie Chan's First Strike
  • Sr. Insp. Chan Kwok Wing
1996
No Score Yet The Invincible Fighter: The Jackie Chan Story
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Thunderbolt (Pik lik feng)
  • Foh
1995
79% Rumble in the Bronx
  • Keung
1995
No Score Yet Top Fighter
  • Actor
1995
83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II)
  • Wong Fei-hung
1994
No Score Yet Cinema of Vengeance
  • Actor
1994
94% Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon)
  • Inspector Eddie Chan
1993
43% City Hunter (Sing si lip yan)
  • Ryo
1993
64% Supercop 2
  • Chen Chia-chu
1993
No Score Yet Center Stage
  • Producer
1992
45% Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother)
  • Boomer/John Ma
1992
No Score Yet A Kid from Tibet (Xi Zang xiao zi)
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Island of Fire (Huo shao dao) (Jackie Chan Is the Prisoner) (Island on Fire)
  • Actor
1991
70% Operation Condor (Fei ying gai wak) (Armour of God II)
  • Screenwriter
  • Jackie
  • Director
1991
60% Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (Ji ji) (Miracles) (Black Dragon)
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1989
No Score Yet Qi xiao fu (Painted Faces)
  • Actor
1988
86% Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II)
  • Director
  • Kevin Chan
1988
No Score Yet The Inspector Wears Skirts (Ba wong fa) (Top Squad) (Tyrant Flower)
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet Dragons Forever (Fei lung mang jeung) (Cyclone Z)
  • Jackie Lung
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet Yin ji kau (Rouge)
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1988
67% Jackie Chan's Project A2 ('A' gai wak juk jap) (Project A, Part II)
  • Director
  • Dragon Ma
  • Screenwriter
1987
78% Armour of God (Long xiong hu di) (Operation Condor 2)
  • Director
  • Jackie Hawk of Asia
1987
83% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Chan KA Kui
1985
No Score Yet Heart of Dragon (Long de xin) (The First Mission)
  • Fung
1985
33% The Protector
  • Himself
$12.1M 1985
No Score Yet Winners & Sinners 3: Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars (Xia ri fu xing)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet My Lucky Stars (Fuk sing go jiu) (Winners & Sinners 2: My Lucky Stars)
  • Muscles
1985
No Score Yet Wheels on Meals (Kuai can che) (Powerman) (Weapon X)
  • Actor
1984
13% Cannonball Run II
  • Jackie
1984
No Score Yet Ninja Thunderbolt
  • Actor
1984
82% Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)
  • Director
  • Dragon Mi Yong
1983
No Score Yet Winners and Sinners (Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing) (Winners & Sinners: Five Lucky Stars)
  • CID 07
1983
No Score Yet Fearless Hyena Part II (Long teng hu yue)
  • Chan Lung
1983
No Score Yet Dragon Strike (Long xiao ye) (Dragon Lord) (Young Master in Love)
  • Dragon
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1982
No Score Yet Fantasy Mission Force (Mai nei dak gung dui) (Dragon Attack)
  • Sammy
1982
30% The Cannonball Run
  • Subaru Driver No. 1
1981
67% The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl)
  • Jerry Kwan
1980
No Score Yet Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (Dian zhi gong fu gan chian chan)
  • Jiang
1980
No Score Yet Shi di chu ma (The Young Master)
  • Dragon
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Drunken Fist Boxing (Zui xia Su Qi Er)
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Dragon Fist (Long quan) (In Eagle Dragon Fist)
  • Tang How Yuen
1979
No Score Yet The Fearless Hyena (Xiao quan guai zhao) (Revenge of the Dragon)
  • Shing Lung
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet The Bone Crushing Kid (La shou xiao xi) (Monkey in the Master's Eye)
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Spiritual Kung Fu (Quan jing) (Karate Ghostbuster)
  • Yi-Lang
1978
81% Drunken Master (Jui kuen)
  • Wong Fei Hung
1978
No Score Yet Magnificent Bodyguards (Fei du juan yun shan) (Magnificent Guardsmen)
  • Lord Ting Chung
1978
No Score Yet Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (She hao ba bu)
  • Hsu Yin-Fung
1978
No Score Yet Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Se ying diu sau) (Eagle's Shadow)
  • Chien Fu
1978
No Score Yet To Kill with Intrigue (Jian hua yan yu Jiang Nan)
  • Cao Lei
1977
No Score Yet Shaolin Wooden Men (Shao Lin mu ren xiang) (36 Wooden Men) (Shaolin Chamber of Death)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Killer Meteors (Feng yu shuang liu xing) (Wind, Rain, Two Meteors)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Countdown to Kung Fu (Shao Lin men) (Hand of Death) (Strike of Death)
  • Tan Feng
1976
No Score Yet New Fist of Fury (Xin jing wu men)
  • A Lung
1976
No Score Yet Young Tiger (Xiao lao hu)
  • Actor
1973
95% Enter the Dragon
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Rumble in Hong Kong (Nu jing cha) (The Heroine)
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Return to China (Ding tian li di) (Eagle Shadow Fist) (Fist of Anger) (Not Scared to Die)
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Fists of the Double K (Hong Kong Face-Off) (Chu ba) (Fist to Fist)
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet The Young Tiger
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Master With Cracked Fingers (Guang dong xiao lao hu)
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet One Armed Boxer
  • Actor
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2000
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
  • Himself
  • 1996

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