At 68 years old, Jackie Chan has this physical status:
- Chan Kong-sang (Chinese: 陳港生; born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Konger martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.
- He is known in the cinematic world for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.
- He has trained in Wushu or Kung Fu and Hapkido, and has been acting since the 1960s, appearing in over 150 films. Chan is one of the most recognisable and influential cinematic personalities in the world, gaining a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games.
- He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.
- He is also a globally known philanthropist and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine.
- In 2004, film scholar Andrew Willis stated that Chan was "perhaps" the "most recognised star in the world".
- In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $350 million, and as of 2016, he was the second-highest paid actor in the world.
Alex Law K.Y is an extremely talented and creative script writer and director. Some of his memorable classics include “An Autumn’s Tale” 《秋天的童話》, “Painted Faces” 《七小福》, “Echos of the Rainbow” 《歲月神偷》, just to name a few. I’ve worked on many projects with Alex and director Mabel Cheung. Many years ago, Mabel helped me complete a documentary “Traces of a Dragon” 《龍的深處》, which was mainly about me and my parents. Then later, Alex and Mabel made a film based on the love story of my parents called “A Tale of Three Cities” 《三城記》. I’m always grateful for their work. This morning, I heard the sad and shocking news of Alex passing, and my emotions haven’t been able to settle since. My deepest condolences to director Mabel Cheung….. having to say goodbye, one after another, is a heartfelt reminder to cherish our friendships and the people close to us: 「Some things, we will always remember forever」.
1997 was the handover of Hong Kong. No matter where I go, I’m very proud to say that I am Chinese. That year, I sang “Long De Chuanren” (《龍的傳人》- ‘Decendants of the Dragon’) at the Handover Ceremony Variety Show, and the lyrics: “there’s a dragon in the ancient East, and its name is called China” (「古老的東方有一條龍，它的名字就叫中國。」). At a blink of an eye, 25 years have passed already. Last night on the ‘Hong Kong 25th Handover Anniversary Grand Variety Show’, I sang “Zhonghua Liliang” (《中華力量》- ‘The Power of China’). While singing the lyrics: “our country is strong for me, I am strong for our country, I look to the East, strong China!” ( “國為我強，我為國強，看我東方，中華強”), my heart was filled with blessings for our motherland and our compatriots. I pray and hope that our country remains prosperous, safe, and forever peaceful.
Throughout my career, I have admired a lot of people, and respected senior Kenneth K. Tsang was one of them. His image, acting skills, respect and professionalism has earned him the status as an ‘evergreen tree’ in the industry (i.e. making regular appearances on film and tv), and was also an amazing role model for us juniors to learn from. I was so shocked after hearing the news, and deeply saddened. We’ll miss him. Rest In Peace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
I received some shocking news today on Ching Ming Festival, Jimmy Wang Yu had passed away. Another martial arts hero has left us…. the contributions you’ve made to kung fu movies and the support and wisdom you’ve given to the younger generations will always be remembered in the industry. And your movies will always remain in the hearts of your fans. We will miss you! Rest In Peace 🙏🙏🙏🏻
I remember him once saying, “Anyone, no matter how wealthy you were yesterday, no matter how defeated you were yesterday, when you wake up the next morning, you must continue to be a person and keep on living. Tomorrow will always be better than yesterday. That’s life“. We, as juniors, will always remember your words. May you rest in peace. 🙏🏻
While watching the China Winter Olympics team on TV enter the stadium with everyone singing “Ode to the Motherland” 《歌唱祖國》, I also began to sing along in front of the TV. Such a proud and honorary moment! A big salute to director Zhang Yimou and to all the staff of the opening ceremony, you guys are amazing!