Jackie Chan: 10 quotes on his birthday

Jackie Chan (Kong-Sang) was born in Hong Kong in 1954 to Charles and Lee-lee Chan. His father taught him kung fu at an early age and he continued his martial arts training at the China Drama Academy, where he lived from age 7 to 17. Chan made his acting debut at age 8 in the movie “Seven Little Valiant Fighters." He has since appeared in over 150 films, in addition to cartoons and video games. He has also released a number of albums and has sung many of the theme songs for his films. Chan now spends a lot of his time devoted to charity work and is an Ambassador for UNICEF/UNAIDS.

By , Monitor Contributor

1. Superman

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    Hong Kong Kung Fu Director and Actor Jackie Chan poses for photographers on the red carpet at the 49th Golden Horse Film Awards in Ilan county, northeastern Taiwan, November 24, 2012.
    REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung
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“A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, 'Jackie, are you scared?' Of course I'm scared. I'm not Superman.”

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