I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.
The life of an action star is very short. I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro , like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their 70s or 80s can still act.
Jackie was very saddened to hear the news about the man who often played the part of a mentor to Jackie.
Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.
I just wanted to tell everyone that our company makes art-house movies apart from commercial movies. So I will consider any good scripts you have.
Asia has a population of two billion so why isn't (Asian film) thriving It's because of piracy and the Internet and piracy,
Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
I'm tired of fighting. I've always known that I can't be an action star all my life.
I'm crazy, but I'm not stupid.
There was a lot of criticism on the Internet saying that the Oscar results were unfair.
It may be funny to watch our skit. But there's nothing funny about counterfeits,
My skull, my eyes, my nose three times, my jaw, my shoulder, my chest, two fingers, a knee, everything from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. Listing what body parts he has broken
The ads all call me fearless, but that's just publicity. Anyone who thinks I'm not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am.
Today when our actors go to the U. S., what movies can they make Can they appear in 'Titanic' Could they do 'Kramer vs. Kramer' No. No actor could do it,
American stuntmen are smart - they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance... But in Hong Kong, we don't know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you've got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt.
The economy of Hong Kong is going through a painful restructuring. Advertising is getting more competitive and there's tremendous pressure on editors and reporters to boost sales,
For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses - makes more money for me than making movies.
Fifteen years ago, I really give up American market,
I don't want to be an action star, an action star's life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer.
I've let my family down, but I'm very lucky. My wife has forgiven me. ... She's supported me all these years, she will do so now.
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.
For example a child wanted to eat something and the parents refused, and as the child began to act up and pretended to cry because there were no tears his parents immediately surrendered and offered the little master food with two hands.
These things just happen. I always put safety first when filming, but still, sometimes things just go wrong. It was just an ordinary accident. The stunt man working with me had on the wrong shoes and I got hurt.
Very difficult to understand American audience, what they like, what they don't like. Some movie I like very much, it doesn't work. Some movie I don't like, it gets big box office. Very difficult.
When I look back to when I was young, when parents said no they meant no, no matter how much you cried and how many times tears would run out, it would be useless. We knew that losing our temper and crying would not get us what we wanted so we wouldn't da
I will make action movies, I think, for a few more years, another five years.
A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, 'Jackie, are you scared?' Of course I'm scared. I'm not Superman.
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
Chan jumped at the opportunity to play a role that was such a departure from his usual on-screen persona. It's the kind of part I've never done before, and that is what made me want to do the movie, ... The script was funny, and my character was interesti
It's hardest to get a girl to smile. She just doesn't smile. She looks at the people manning the cameras like they're idiots. She would smile right after we run out of film.
Sometimes I'd like to play the bad guy and sometimes I'd like to die in a movie.
I just want people to remember me like I remember Buster Keaton. When they talk about Buster Keaton or Gene Kelly, people say, 'Ah yes, they good.' Maybe one day, they remember Jackie Chan that way.
In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.
Since the child knew his parents would give in, he tried the same trick again and again.
I guess her beauty is deceiving everyone. You may think that Hee-sun is like a princess all the time, but she is more like pretty boy in real life, ... She is really good at crying scenes. There must be a switch somewhere in her body to do that.
I'm crazy, but I'm not too crazy.
I hate violence, yes I do. It's kind of a dilemma, huh?.
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