Los Angeles: With a glittering career spanning over nearly six decades of belly full laughter and action comedy in top movie industries, Chinese and Hollywood actor Jackie Chan finally got an Oscar in his hand.
The 62 year old was lauded with an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Noted Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, comedy star Chris Tucker and Michelle Yeoh presented Chan the award.
A jubilating Chan called it a “dream” fulfilled, recalling his memories of watching Oscars with his parents.
Jackie one of the most renowned or probably the best ever martial artist and comic action star to have graced movie industry has achieved many awards during his 56 years of career in film acting but something like an Oscar always eluded him since most of the films he did were more of action and comedy and less of the real grit that an Oscar movie generally has. As a boyhood hero from movies like ‘The Drunken Monkey’ to latest Kung Fu Yoga Chan always provides what is best for the audience-full of laughter and enjoyment.
Kidding his reminiscence of holding one such trophy 23 years ago, the one that was presented to Sylvester Stallone, Chan said I touched it, kissed it and smelled it. I belive it still has my fingerprints on it…Then I talked to myself, ‘I really want one.’ Finally, (Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs) called and I said, ‘Are you sure?’”
Chan thanked his fans and promised them of more to come. China, my country, I am proud to be Chinese. Thank you, Hollywood, for all of those years teaching me so many things, and also make me a little bit famous. I’m just honored to be here,” he said