- Title: Five decades and 200 films later, Jackie Chan 'finally' wins Oscar
- Date: 13th November 2016
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 12, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF HONOREES ON RED CARPET POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS VARIOUS OF JACKIE CHAN POSING PHOTOGRAPHERS CHAN TALKING TO JOURNALIST (SOUNDBITE) (English) JACKIE CHAN, SAYING: "I've broken so many bones making more than 250 movies. Not every movie is right but every movie I make I care about the world, I care about the children, I care about the environment, I care about everything. And now I get the honor today and that means all those years what I'm thinking and what are the movies I make, I do the right things." CHAN WITH JOURNALIST ACTOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ON CARPET ACTORS RICHARD GERE AND SCHWARZENEGGER SHAKING HANDS VARIOUS OF GERE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS CHAN TALKING TO JOURNALIST (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR JACKIE CHAN SAYING: "I think because the technology is really helping people do it. Right now you see everybody in Hollywood can be a superhero or superwomen because of technology, it's clever, not like me when I was young I was so stupid, I really jumped in windows, jumped in cars, I've broken so many bones so this is why we don't need a real action stars anymore. So this is why slowly, slowly we don't have the real action star. Everybody can be action star now." VIEW OF RED CARPET ACTOR MARK WAHLBERG ON CARPET BEING INTERVIEWED ACTOR LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ON CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA SAYING: "I mean full stop like the greatest, the greatest ever do it. I was a kid in 80s in the VHS era, I remember my friends passing me bootlegs of Chan films that hadn't made it to the States yet but we had them. They were unlabeled and we watched fight sequences from Project A and our minds would boggle. And on the closing credits when you'd see how much he'd suffered for our sins so we could watch him and entertain us and this award is so long overdue." ACTRESS HELEN MIRREN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS FILMMAKER PEDRO ALMODOVAR ON CARPET VARIOUS OF ACTOR BRUCE DERN POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF OSCAR WINNER BEN KINGSLEY
- Embargoed: 28th November 2016 11:28
- Keywords: Jackie Chan Oscars governors awards
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA001589ZDJ9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: When Kung Fu movie legend saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.
On Saturday (November 12) at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film.
"I've broken so many bones making more than 250 movies. Not every movie is right but every movie I make I care about the world, I care about the children, I care about the environment, I care about everything. And now I get the honor today and that means all those years what I'm thinking and what are the movies I make, I do the right things," Chan, 62, told Reuters before receiving the Oscar.
Chan was presented the award by his Rush Hour co-star Chris Tucker.
Chan recalled watching the ceremony with his parents and his father always asking him why he didn't have Hollywood's top accolade despite having made so many movies.
"Academy Award, I still can't believe I'm standing here, it's a dream. Long time ago, every year when I watch Oscars sometimes with my dad or my mom, my dad always says son, you've got so many movie awards in the world when are you getting one of these? Then I just looked at my dad (and said) 'dad I only make comedy action movies," the actor said clutching his golden Oscars statuette.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, hosts of the annual ceremony, also bestowed honorary Oscars on British film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and prolific documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
The evening was attended by Hollywood's elite, including Denzel Washington, Lupita Nyong'o, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams and Dev Patel.
Stalmaster, 88, credited with securing career-defining roles for actors such as Jeff Bridges, Andy Garcia, Christopher Reeve and John Travolta, is the first casting director to receive an Oscar.
Coates, 90, who won the film editing Oscar for 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia" and has edited more than 50 films, said she shared her honorary Oscar "with all the unsung heroes" of filmmaking.
Wiseman, 86, documentaries' include 1970's "Hospital," 1987's "Blind" and last year's "In Jackson Heights."
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