Jackie Chan

Lowest Rated: 8% 1911 (2011)
Birthday: Apr 7, 1954
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang Actor Producer 2019
22% Bleeding Steel Producer Executive Producer Actor 2018
No Score Yet Namiya Namiya $40.1K 2018
64% The Foreigner Producer Quan $34M 2017
100% Earth: One Amazing Day Actor 2017
55% The Lego Ninjago Movie Master Wu $59M 2017
15% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mr. Feng $28.4M 2017
50% Reset Producer Executive Producer $99.1K 2017
50% Kung-Fu Yoga Jack $0.4M 2017
39% Railroad Tigers Producer ?? Executive Producer $0.3M 2017
39% 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
86% Kung Fu Panda 3 Monkey $128.4M 2016
36% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) Huo An Producer $72.9K 2015
13% Police Story: Lockdown Zhong Wen Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Personal Tailor cameo) Producer 2013
38% Chinese Zodiac Director Screenwriter Asian Hawk 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) Old Soldier Producer Screenwriter 2011
81% Kung Fu Panda 2 Monkey $165.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Legend of Silk Boy Actor 2010
66% 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
64% 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 Screenwriter Executive Producer 2006
50% 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
32% 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
17% The Medallion Executive Producer Eddie Yang $22M 2003
66% Shanghai Knights Executive Producer Chon Wang $60.5M 2003
No Score Yet Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Actor 2003
21% 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 Chon Wang Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet Gen-X Cops (Dak ging san yan lui) Producer Actor 1999
No Score Yet Gorgeous (Boh lee chun) Producer Executive Producer C.N. Chan Screenwriter 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?) Director Jackie (aka Whoami) Screenwriter 1998
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon Actor 1998
41% Mr. Nice Guy (Yat goh hiu yan) Jackie 1997
96% Supercop Producer Chen Chia-chu 1996
57% 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
80% Rumble in the Bronx Keung 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
71% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Actor 1993
43% City Hunter (Sing si lip yan) Ryo 1993
64% Supercop 2 Chen Chia-chu 1993
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: Martial Arts Master Actor 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
71% Operation Condor (Fei ying gai wak) (Armour of God II) Jackie Director Screenwriter 1991
60% Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (Ji ji) (Miracles) (Black Dragon) Actor Screenwriter Director 1989
No Score Yet Qi xiao fu (Painted Faces) Actor 1988
91% 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) Executive Producer Producer 1988
67% Jackie Chan's Project A2 ('A' gai wak juk jap) (Project A, Part II) Screenwriter Dragon Ma Director 1987
78% Armour of God (Long xiong hu di) (Operation Condor 2) Director Jackie Hawk of Asia 1987
90% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) Screenwriter Director Executive Producer Chan KA Kui 1985
No Score Yet Heart of Dragon (Long de xin) (The First Mission) Fung 1985
33% The Protector Billy Wong $0.9M 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) Dragon Mi Yong Director 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
31% 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) Screenwriter Jiang 1980
No Score Yet Shi di chu ma (The Young Master) Director Screenwriter Dragon 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
82% 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
96% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
38% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Jackie Chan Adventures
2000-2005
Executive Producer Voice Himself
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Himself
  • 1996

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