Presentation on theme: "Jacky Chan is a actor that I admire very much, for his willingness always to help anybody, for his gracious heart, for his kindness, for his love to elderly."— Presentation transcript:
Jacky Chan is a actor that I admire very much, for his willingness always to help anybody, for his gracious heart, for his kindness, for his love to elderly people and poor children too. I would like to tell something about him.For instant,his birth,his childhood,and his career as well. I hope you'll enjoy it.Thank you. By Lai Chih wei,208
Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong on April 7th, His parents, Charles and Lee-lee Chan named him Chan Kong-sang which means "born in Hong Kong.“ Jackie weighed a whopping 12 pounds when he was born and his mother required surgery to deliver him. Jackie's parents were so poor that they had to borrow money from friends to pay the doctor.
When Jackie was little, his father would wake him early in the morning and together they would practice kung fu. Charles Chan believed that learning kung fu would help build Jackie's character, teaching him patience, strength, and courage. When Jackie was 7 years old his father took a job as the head cook at the American embassy in Australia. He could not bring Jackie with him, so he enrolled him in the China Drama Academy where Jackie would live for the next 10 years of his life.
When Jackie was 17, he graduated from the China Drama Academy. Unfortunately the Chinese opera was not very popular anymore, so Jackie and his classmates had to find other work. Over the next few years, Jackie worked as a stuntman in Hong Kong.When the Hong Kong movie industry began to fail, he was forced to go to Australia in orther to live with his parents. He worked in a restaurant and on a construction site. It was there that he got the name "Jackie." A man named Jack who worked on the site had trouble pronouncing "Kong- sang" and started calling Jackie "little Jack." That soon became Jackie and the name stuck.
Jackie was very unhappy in Australia. The construction work was difficult and boring. One day Jackie received a telegram from a man named Willie Chan. Jackie didn't know it but Willie would end up becoming his best friend and manager. Willie Chan worked in the Hong Kong movie industry and was looking for someone to star in a new movie being made by Lo Wei, a famous Hong Kong producer/director. Willie had seen Jackie when Jackie was working as a stuntman and had been impressed. Jackie called Willie and they talked. Soon Jackie was on his way back to Hong Kong to star in "New Fist of Fury." It was 1976 and Jackie Chan was 21 years old. Once Jackie got back to Hong Kong, Willie Chan took control over Jackie's career. To this day Jackie is quick to point out that he owes his success to Willie.
The movies that Jackie made for Lo Wei were not very successful. The problem was that Jackie's talents were not being used properly. It was only when Jackie was able to contribute his ideas that he became a star. He brought humor to martial arts movies; his first success was "Snake in Eagle's Shadow." It was the first movie that Jackie had a part in making and it was a huge hit! Eventually Jackie ended up in the United States to make the movie "The Big Brawl." It was anot successful. Next came "Cannonball Run" which was successful in the US and Japan, but not in Hong Kong. Jackie was very discouraged and went back to Hong Kong to continue making the action- comedy movies he had become famous for.
·The Little Tiger of Canton (1971, also: Master with Cracked Fingers) The Heroine (1971, also: Kung Fu Girl) · Not Scared to Die (1973, also: Eagle's Shadow Fist) · All in the Family (1975) · Hand of Death (1976, also: Countdown in Kung Fu) · New Fist of Fury (1976) · Shaolin Wooden Men (1976) · Killer Meteors (1977, also: Jackie Chan vs. Wang Yu) To Kill with Intrigue (1977, also: Jackie Chan Connection) · Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978) · · Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978) · Magnificent Bodyguards (1978) · Spiritual Kung Fu (1978, also: Karate Ghost Buster) · Dragon Fist (1978) · Snake in Eagle's Shadow (1978, also: Snaky Monkey) · Drunken Master (1978, also: Drunk Monkey) · Fearless Hyena (1979) · Fearless Hyena II (1980) Page
Fearless Hyena II (1980) · The Young Master (1980) · Battle Creek Brawl (1980, also: The Big Brawl) · Cannonball Run (1980) · Dragon Lord (1982) · Winners and Sinners (1983, also: Five Lucky Stars) · Cannonball Run II (1983) · Project A (1984, also: Pirate Patrol) · Wheels on Meals (1984) · My Lucky Stars (1985) · Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars (1985) ·The Protector (1985) · Heart of Dragon (1985, also: First Mission) · Police Story (1985, also: Police Force) · Armour of God (1986, also: Thunderarm) · Project A II (1987, also: Project B) · Dragons Forever (1987, also: Three Brothers) Page
· Police Story II (1988, also: Police Force II) · Miracles: Mr.Canton and Lady Rose (1989) · Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1990) ·· Island on Fire (1991, also: When Dragons Meet, The Prisoner) · Twin Dragons (1991, also: Double Dragons, Dragons Collide) · Police Story III: Supercop (1992) · City Hunter (1993) · Crime Story (1993) · Drunken Master II (1994, also: Drunken Monkey II) · Rumble in the Bronx (1994) · Thunderbolt (1995 also: Dead Heat) · Police Story IV: First Strike (1996) · Mr. Nice Guy (1997 also: A Nice Guy) · Who Am I? (1998) · Rush Hour (1999) · Gorgeous (1999) · Shanghai Noon (2000) Page
Accidental Spy (2001) Rush Hour 2 (2001) The Tuxedo (2002) Shanghai Knights (2003) The Medallion (2003) The Twins Effect (Hong Kong: English title) Around the World in 80 Days (2003) New Police Story (2004) The Huadu Chronicles: Blade of the Rose (2004) The Myth (2005) Rob-B-Hood: (2006) Rush Hour 3 (2007) The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) Kung Fu Panda (2008) The Shinjuku Incident (2008) In post-production. The Spy Next Door (2008) In pre-production. Page