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Jackie Chan and three others tapped for honorary Oscars


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Actor Jackie Chan, whose chop-socky action films have made him a highly successful international star, will receive an honorary Oscar in November at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Board of Governors ceremony. 

 

Also scheduled to receive awards: film editor Anne V. Coates (a 1962 Oscar winner for "Lawrence of Arabia"), longtime casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

 

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Chan and Chris Tucker co-starred in the smash "Rush Hour" movie series

 

Born in Hong Kong in 1954, Chan began his career there as a child actor. He went on to become a stuntman in the Bruce Lee action films "Fist of Fury" (1972) and "Enter the Dragon" (1973). Once his own acting career took off overseas, he became familiar to millions of American moviegoers because of his appearance in the 1984 Burt Reynolds comedy "Cannonball Run II."

 

Thanks to his inventive martial arts scenes, Chan has enjoyed enormous worldwide stardom in films. Among his hit movies: "The Legend of Drunken Master" (1994), "Shanghai Noon" (2000), "Shanghai Knights" (2003), a 2004 version of "Around the World in 80 Days" and the 2010 "Karate Kid" remake with Jaden Smith. He also provided the voice of the Monkey in the "Kung Fu Panda" animated series.

 

Chan has co-starred with actor-comedian Chris Tucker in three blockbuster "Rush Hour" movies between 1998 and 2007. A fourth installment is said to be in the works. 

 

Last month, Forbes magazine ranked Chan second on its list of the world's highest-paid actors for 2016 with a reported take of $61 million. No. 1 was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at $64.5 million.

 

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/governors-awards-oscars-2017-1201848728/

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Wow! That's amazing, and very well-deserved. It may baffle many of the people around here, but Jackie Chan has been one of the world's biggest stars for over 35 years, and his mastery of physical comedy and truly astounding stuntwork put him in the same league as Buster Keaton and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. His films, while naturally not all winners, are much better than most "chop socky" films.

 

Frederick Wiseman is also an inspired choice, and it's nice to see other facets of the process getting attention (editing and casting).

 

Nice, eclectic choices, even if they once again passed over many deserving classic performers. (Max Von Sydow! Doris Day! Donald Sutherland!)

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Wow! That's amazing, and very well-deserved. It may baffle many of the people around here, but Jackie Chan has been one of the world's biggest stars for over 35 years, and his mastery of physical comedy and truly astounding stuntwork put him in the same league as Buster Keaton and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. His films, while naturally not all winners, are much better than most "chop socky" films.

 

Wonder if they'll get Quentin Tarantino to present the award, like they did at Chan's '95 lifetime MTV Movie Award:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4C_WJdZiYA

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While I appreciate that Jackie Chan's fans are delirious about his getting an Oscar I'm blown away by Lynn Stalmaster also getting his due.  How many films and TV shows might never have been successful without his ability to chose just the right actor for so many parts?  I can't begin to guess how many times I've seen his name on the credits.  HOORAY!  

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Honorary Academy Awards were presented Saturday night to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. The Academy's annual Governors Awards were held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles.

 

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Actor Chan received an honorary Oscar for his body of work as a martial arts star 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/11/13/governors-awards-jackie-chan-honorary-oscars/93761556/

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