Jackie Chan will be among the recipients of an honorary Oscar this Fall for his lifetime achievement in the film industry. An actor, film editor, director, producer, casting director, and voice-over actor, Jackie Chan has made an indelible impression on the martial arts genre of film. We think it’s about time his contribution to the entertainment industry is adequately recognized.
Jackie Chan is a great role model, for reasons other than you might expect. He actually failed his first year of school. Now he’s getting an Oscar. It’s not exactly a rags-to-riches story, but it is one of taking life as it comes and making the most of opportunities.
His film career speaks for itself, stretching across almost every aspect of film production. His versatility is what won him this honorary Oscar. He’s not just a great martial artist and actor, but a well-rounded and connected member of the film industry. Taking hold of opportunities like stunt-doubling, casting, and children’s voice-over animation roles, Chan has proven himself worthy of the award he is to receive. Congratulations, Mr. Chan.