Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan
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Jackie Chan SBS MBE PMW, a Hong Kong actor, stuntman, martial artist, and filmmaker (born 7 April 1954), is renowned for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comedic timing, and daring feats, which he usually executes by himself. Since the 1960s, Chan has been an actor, appearing in more than 150 motion pictures. He is one of the most well-liked action movie actors ever.

One of the most well-known and significant film figures in the world, Chan enjoys a sizable global fan base in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. He has gotten stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars. Chan has been mentioned in numerous hit songs, animated series, motion pictures, and video games. In addition to being a Cantopop and Mandopop celebrity with a background in opera, he has also published a number of music albums and performed the majority of the theme songs for the movies in which he has appeared. In addition, he is a well-known philanthropist who Forbes magazine listed as one of the top 10 celebrities who give the most.
Early Life
Chan was born Chan Kong-sang on April 7, 1954, in British Hong Kong to political refugees from the Chinese Civil War, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. Chan's father, originally known as Fang Daolong, temporarily served as a spy for Lieutenant General Dai Li, the top snitch in Kuomintang-ruled China, in 1937. Chan's father changed his last name from Fang to Chan and fled to British Hong Kong in the 1940s out of fear of being detained by the communist regime. His wife Chan Lee-lee's last name was Chan. In the late 1990s, Chan learned who his father was and changed his Chinese name to Fang Shilong, which is the name his kin's genealogy book predicted he would have been given.

In 1971, Chan moved to Canberra, Australia, where he lived with his parents and temporarily attended Dickson College while working as a construction worker. Chan received the moniker "Little Jack" from a fellow builder named Jack, which was later abbreviated to "Jackie," and has stuck with him ever since.