History Creator / JackieChan

25th Jan '16 1:03:17 PM deimos415
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* ''Film/DrunkenMaster''. One of his first breakout hits in Asia.
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* ''Film/DrunkenMaster''. One of his first breakout hits in Asia. This is also, arguably, the film that helped popularize Shaolin Drunken Boxing and put it on the map outside China.
25th Jan '16 12:59:14 PM deimos415
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** Notable for also being one of Jackie's most elaborate and technically impressive films, featuring a multitude of impressive EpicTrackingShots and a general scope larger than nearly all of his prior films; the effort was a direct response to many of his critics at the time describing Jackie as unable to direct anything other than action. This film would go on to be one Jackie's personal favorites of his career.
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** Notable for also being one of Jackie's most elaborate and technically impressive films, featuring a multitude of impressive EpicTrackingShots [[EpicTrackingShot epic tracking shots]] and a general scope larger than nearly all of his prior films; the effort was a direct response to many of his critics at the time describing Jackie as unable to direct anything other than action. This film would go on to be one of Jackie's personal favorites of his career.

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* ''Film/DragonLord'': not one of Jackie's more renown films, but nonetheless important. It stands as what is arguably the transition from Jackie's straight up Kung-Fu period pieces (like Drunken Master) and the modern stunt oriented films he would gain much of his worldwide fame from. If you spot any stunt reel of his you find online featuring Jackie falling off a massive pile of men over a tower of buns, this is the film that set piece is from. ** Also worth mentioning is that this is the first of his films that would have outtakes during the end credits after being inspired by ''Film/CannonBallRun'' as described above.
25th Jan '16 12:41:20 PM deimos415
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* ''Project A'': His first film to feature a show-stopping, gratuitously dangerous stunt; in this case, Jackie falling from a clock tower and smashing through two awnings that slow him enough to make the fall survivable. ** Even crazier is that he wasn't satisfied with the first take, so he did it ''two more times''!
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* ''Project A'': His first film to feature a show-stopping, gratuitously dangerous stunt; in this case, Jackie falling from a clock tower and smashing through two awnings that slow him enough to make the fall survivable. ** Even crazier is that survivable. Jackie being the kind of man he is, wasn't satisfied with the first take, so he did it ''two more times''!times''! ** This is also of the few of his films to feature his two "brothers," Sammo Hung (who also directed the action) and Yuen Biao as co-stars - notably, they could not make it for the sequel.

* ''Film/WheelsOnMeals'', which has what many consider to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVsigkUmvy8 one of the greatest fight scenes put on film.]]
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* ''Film/WheelsOnMeals'', which has what many consider to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVsigkUmvy8 one of the greatest fight scenes put on film.]]film]]; a duel between Jackie and Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. This is the first of two films in which he would guest star, with the other being Dragons Forever, described further below.

** Plus, Chan's own personal favorite of his films.
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** Plus, Chan's own Notable for also being one of Jackie's most elaborate and technically impressive films, featuring a multitude of impressive EpicTrackingShots and a general scope larger than nearly all of his prior films; the effort was a direct response to many of his critics at the time describing Jackie as unable to direct anything other than action. This film would go on to be one Jackie's personal favorite favorites of his films.career.
16th Jan '16 5:35:45 PM deimos415
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* CatchPhrase: Less him and more his characters; more often than not his characters in his action films will always say "I don't want trouble." This in turn is usually followed by a fight scene when his adversaries decide to ''make'' trouble for him. It's reversed in Film/RushHour where he gives the line ''after'' delivering a beatdown he was forced to give in self-defense.
30th Dec '15 2:45:29 PM eroock
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'''Jackie Chan''', born '''Chan Kong-Sang''' on April 7, 1954, is, quite simply, Made of Awesome. He has hit the big time since being "discovered" by Hollywood in the mid-90s and films such as ''Film/RushHour'', ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', ''Film/TheTuxedo'' and ''The Medallion'' have made him an American household name.
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'''Jackie Chan''', Jackie Chan, born '''Chan Kong-Sang''' Chan Kong-Sang on April 7, 1954, is, quite simply, Made of Awesome. He has hit the big time since being "discovered" by Hollywood in the mid-90s and films such as ''Film/RushHour'', ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', ''Film/TheTuxedo'' and ''The Medallion'' have made him an American household name.
24th Dec '15 3:08:51 PM Hadjorim
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Needless to say, he's been injured fairly frequently. His closest brush with death came from a comparatively "safe" stunt in ''Armour of God'' when he fell from a tree, fracturing his skull and permanently rupturing one of his eardrums. This being a man who has run along the tops of skyscrapers and crashed through electrical wires, it was a reminder that he can't be casual about anything he does. Among his injuries he has dislocated his pelvis, broken his fingers, toes, nose, both cheekbones, hips, sternum, neck, ankle and ribs on numerous occasions.
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Needless to say, he's been injured fairly frequently. His closest brush with death came from a comparatively "safe" stunt in ''Armour of God'' when he fell from a tree, fracturing his skull and permanently rupturing one of his eardrums. This being a man who has run along the tops edges of skyscrapers and crashed through electrical wires, it was a reminder that he can't be casual about anything he does. Among his injuries he has dislocated his pelvis, broken his fingers, toes, nose, both cheekbones, hips, sternum, neck, ankle and ribs on numerous occasions.
24th Dec '15 3:06:50 PM Hadjorim
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Needless to say, he's been injured fairly frequently. His closest brush with death came from ''Armour of God'' when he fell from a tree, fracturing his skull and permanently rupturing one of his eardrums. A comparatively "safe" stunt (this is a man who has run along the tops of skyscrapers), it was a reminder that he can't be casual about anything he does. Among his injuries he has dislocated his pelvis, broken his fingers, toes, nose, both cheekbones, hips, sternum, neck, ankle and ribs on numerous occasions.
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Needless to say, he's been injured fairly frequently. His closest brush with death came from a comparatively "safe" stunt in ''Armour of God'' when he fell from a tree, fracturing his skull and permanently rupturing one of his eardrums. A comparatively "safe" stunt (this is This being a man who has run along the tops of skyscrapers), skyscrapers and crashed through electrical wires, it was a reminder that he can't be casual about anything he does. Among his injuries he has dislocated his pelvis, broken his fingers, toes, nose, both cheekbones, hips, sternum, neck, ankle and ribs on numerous occasions.
29th Nov '15 3:37:35 AM jameygamer
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* An unnamed Creator/MartinCampbell directed project with Creator/PierceBrosnan based on the novel ''The Chinaman''.
18th Nov '15 5:52:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ShinjukuIncident'' is his attempt to branch out into serious (and [[DarkerAndEdgier gritty!]]) drama.
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* ''ShinjukuIncident'' ''Film/ShinjukuIncident'' is his attempt to branch out into serious (and [[DarkerAndEdgier gritty!]]) drama.

*** ''PoliceStory2'' (notable not just for the destruction of an actual building for the finale, but the outtakes showing ''something like forty cameras all lined up'' to ensure there was at least one good take.)
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*** ''PoliceStory2'' ''Police Story 2'' (notable not just for the destruction of an actual building for the finale, but the outtakes showing ''something like forty cameras all lined up'' to ensure there was at least one good take.)
11th Nov '15 1:29:04 PM AndyLA
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* ''Who Am I?'': The climax features Jackie fighting two guys on a skyscraper rooftop, with all three actors spending a hair-raising amount of time close to the edge as they leap around fighting. Parts of said fight are textbook examples of why designer suits and earrings large enough to grab are a bad idea for combat.
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* ''Who Am I?'': The climax features Jackie fighting two guys on a skyscraper rooftop, rooftop in [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Rotterdam]], with all three actors spending a hair-raising amount of time close to the edge as they leap around fighting. Parts of said fight are textbook examples of why designer suits and earrings large enough to grab are a bad idea for combat.combat. ** Oh, it gets more thrilling: Jackie later ''slides down a sloped part of the building''. With no safety harness.
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