Updated: Feb 15
"Chan is one of the most recognizable and influential film personalities in the world, and he gained a widespread global following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. He has received fame stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, films, and video games. He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of music albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. He is also a globally known philanthropist and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine. In 2004, film scholar Andrew Willis stated that Chan was perhaps the "most recognized film star in the world". In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $350 million, and as of 2016, he was the second-highest-paid actor in the world."
If you are his fan, you don't want to miss his inspirational quotes:
“I think as a celebrity, we have to teach the young generation how to speak with the old generation.” – Jackie Chan
“I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.” – Jackie Chan
“The best fights are the ones we avoid.” – Jackie Chan
“Why did I become Jackie Chan? Mostly because I work very hard. When people were sleeping, I was still training.” – Jackie Chan
“If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?” – Jackie Chan
“I only want my work to make people happy.” – Jackie Chan
“Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.” – Jackie Chan
“I’m good for some things, bad for a lot of things.” – Jackie Chan
“I want to build up my philosophy… my philosophy with kung fu is to respect people.” – Jackie Chan
“A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, ‘Jackie, are you scared?’ Of course I’m scared. I’m not Superman.” – Jackie Chan
“After all those years in Asia, I don’t have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and – Boom! – people go.” – Jackie Chan
“Life will knock us down, but we can choose to get back up.” – Jackie Chan
“You don’t get to do over parts or go back and change your path. Your life is decided by your character and the decisions you make at the moment.” – Jackie Chan
“I want to make people laugh and I want to try to encourage world peace.” – Jackie Chan
“The world isn’t that big, but it’s not that small either, and connections between two human beings are always a little mystical.” – Jackie Chan
“When I came to Hollywood, I spoke no English – except nobody bullied me. Every day, I had nothing to do except training in English, to keep talking.” – Jackie Chan
“Pain is my daily routine. As long as I don’t go to the hospital, it’s nothing for me.” – Jackie Chan
“Now I am older, I understand we have to accept who we are.” – Jackie Chan
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