Jackie Chan to receive Lifetime Achievement Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday, that super-star actor and martial arts expert, Jackie Chan, would be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.
The 62-year-old, Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as “Kung Fu Panda,” “The Karate Kid” and the “Rush Hour” franchise would receive the 2016 Governors Awards alongside other recipients.
They include Documentary maker
Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates, and casting director Lynn Stalmaster.
An honorary Oscar statuette would be presented to each individual at a gala in Los Angeles in November, in recognition for their lifetime contribution to film.
Paying homage to the recipients via a statement released, Academy President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, called them all “true pioneers and legends in their crafts.”
Chan made his movie debut at the age of 8, and has acted and sometimes written and directed more than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong. He has never won an Oscar.
In August, Forbes ranked him as the second-highest paid actor in the world with estimated 2016 earnings of $61 million, just below “Fast and Furious” star Dwayne Johnson.

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