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Jackie Chan to be honoured with lifetime achievement Oscar

The actor will get an honorary Oscar recognising his lifetime contribution to the motion picture industry.
Jackie Chan to be honoured with lifetime achievement Oscar

Actor Jackie Chan (62) will be honoured for a lifetime spent making movies in a special Oscar award-giving ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the actor, best known for starring roles in movies such as Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid and the Rush Hour franchise, will be given the award in recognition of his lifetime’s work.

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The Hong Kong-born star, along with documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster are all recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards.

The four will each receive an honorary Oscar this November, at a Los Angeles gala event.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs called the four honarees all “true pioneers and legends in their crafts.”

The martial arts expert made his movie debut at just eight years old. He has starred in (and sometimes written, directed and produced) more than 30 martial arts films, most of them made in his native Hong Kong.

Over the course of his life, Jackie Chan has appeared in over 150 films. While this will be Jackie’s first Oscar, the star has been professionally recognised with many awards from across the film industry.

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