Academy Lifetime Honoree Jackie Chan Sends His Regards
Actor and legendary action cinema auteur Jackie Chan's recent achievement with the Academy's Honorary 2016 Governors Award has beem no easy feat to accomplish. A good look at his history will tell you that with respect to the challenges he's faced both in front and behind the camera, and to no affect at all is he stopping any time soon with the current production of new sci-fi actioner, Bleeding Steel.
Chan took to social media today to announce his gratitude in the wake of his latest announcement, marking yet another career milestone as well as a first for the Oscars. As per his Facebook post, read either language below, and by all means, feel free to fawn and remimisce over some nifty footage with Chan on screen by way of WatchMojo.
It’s been 56 years since I filmed my first movie when I was six, and I’ve worked on over 200 films to date. I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Oscars for giving me this award of encouragement and recognizing my achievements while I’m still "young". I’m absolutely honored to be the first Chinese in history to receive this award.
The JC Stunt Team has always had a motto: We don’t ask why, we just do or die. This was one of our fundamental principles, and also a kind of passionate attitude that we, as action movie stars, kept at heart. To be honest, making an action movie isn’t easy. It’s normal for us to get hurt and bleed. Many of us have sustained a body full of injuries and I’m no exception to the case. That’s why I’d like to share this honor with my brothers of the JC Stunt Team who have been with me through good times and bad times over the many years, and I’d like to share this award with every action movie star from all over the world!
I’d like to say thank you to my family; thank you to every outstanding, talented and professional person I’ve worked with on the movie set; and thank you to all the business partners who have continuously supported me. I’ve actually set myself a “little goal” and hope that this honorary golden statue won’t be my last one. I don’t think the Oscars have a rule where you can’t win another golden statue after receiving an honorary award, right?
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a big heartfelt thank you to all my fans who have endlessly given me so much support. You’re the reason why I’m motivated to keep moving forward. Thank you!
很多年前成家班就經常說一句話，We don't ask why, we just do or die.這是我們的信條，也是所有動作電影人的態度。拍動作電影很辛苦，受傷流血是常事，很多人都落了一身傷病，我自己也不例外。所以，奧斯卡這份榮譽，我要把它要与几十年來与我共同出生入死的成家班兄弟，与全世界的動作電影人一起分享！