Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan (Chan Kong-sang) is a Hong Kong-born actor and action choreographer best known for his role as Detective Inspector Lee in Rush Hour. He is notable for bringing humour to martial arts movies and, over the course of appearing in more than 150 films, has become one of the only actors to perform all of his own stunts. Chan, an ambassador for UNICEF/UNAIDS, has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An operatically trained vocalist, Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. 

‘Jackie Chan’ BaWang shampoo in HK$630m legal lather

A still capture from the advertisement featuring Jackie Chan.

A journalist told a HK$630 million defamation hearing yesterday how she came to write an article alleging shampoos advertised by Jackie Chan could cause cancer.

Monday, 16 March, 2015, 10:53pm

Jackie Chan’s former lover Elaine Ng ‘questioned in child cruelty probe’

Former beauty queen Elaine Ng. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Action star Jackie Chan’s ex-lover Elaine Ng Yi-lei has been released on bail after being arrested by police this week as part of an investigation into allegations of cruelty to a child.

14 Mar 2015 - 2:34am

Jackie Chan says he feels ashamed of son's drug abuse

File photo of Jaycee Chan, also known as Jaycee Fong Cho-ming, Hong Kong actor and singer, and son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong kung fu movie star Jackie Chan feels ashamed of his son's drug abuse and hopes that one day he will speak out about the dangers of taking drugs, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Jaycee Chan, also known as Jaycee Fong Cho-ming, was formally charged with a drugs offence this week, meaning he is almost certain to face trial.

25 Dec 2014 - 5:39pm 18 comments

Action star Jackie Chan on the 'wish list' to perform with Hong Kong Philharmonic

Action star Jackie Chan may be invited to perform on stage with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Photo: Reuters

Action star Jackie Chan could one day take a break from performing in front of film cameras and appear on stage alongside Hong Kong Philharmonic if the orchestra's music director Jaap van Zweden gets his way.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:48am 6 comments

64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

Over 64,000 chopsticks were used for this image of Jackie Chan. Photo: Red Hong Yi

Jackie Chan may have used chopsticks in the fighting scenes of his films The Fearless Hyena and The Karate Kid, but never before has the actor been the subject of chopstick art.

17 Apr 2014 - 11:32am 6 comments

Jackie Chan’s star-studded 60th birthday had more celebrity appearances than Spring Festival Gala

Chan at his 60th birthday party. Photo: Screenshot via Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly

China’s parliamentary sessions are known as the annual gathering of the country’s millionaire club. The April 7 birthday celebrations of Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan are widely regarded as another such gathering.

15 Apr 2014 - 10:08pm 2 comments

2013: the year of talking dangerously

Outspoken personalities from all walks of life dominated the pages of the South China Morning Post during 2013. There was the former American spy agency contractor turned whistle-blower who broke cover in Hong Kong, sparking a global fallout over US government spying; and the Chinese princeling whose public trial for corruption and abuse of power riveted the nation.

30 Dec 2013 - 3:51pm 1 comment

In defence of Jackie, but only this time

Jackie Chan.

Some stars have been around for so long that after all the adoration and worship, there is nothing left to do but to trash them. Their fans grow old and forget about them while younger audiences move on to other stars. So it's just as well that Jackie Chan pursues what's left of his career on the mainland and in Hollywood.

26 Oct 2013 - 2:40am 5 comments

Jackie Chan hits back at 'sensationalist' media reports on his natural disasters comments

Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan. Photo: Reuters

Jackie Chan has hit back at what he described as “sensationalist reporting” over his recent comments that he wished countries should experience natural disasters more often, while social media reacted with great disdain but little surprise over his gaffe.

25 Oct 2013 - 3:50pm 12 comments

I'd like to see some countries have a tsunami or earthquake, says Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan in a photoshoot for his latest film, Chinese Zodiac. Photo: Reuters

In a recent interview, Jackie Chan meant to say that natural disasters help bring countries together. Unfortunately, the actor phrased his statement in an awkward way.

24 Oct 2013 - 12:20pm 22 comments

As body ages, Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

Jackie Chan attends the premiere of 'Chinese Zodiac' on Wednesday in Century City, California. Photo: AFP

The Hong Kong martial arts film star, who declared last year at France’s Cannes film festival that he was retiring from action films, now says that he is going to let his body decide.

18 Oct 2013 - 9:23pm 5 comments

Jackie Chan makes his mark in Hollywood, again

Jackie Chan sticking his nose in it to leave his imprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Film star Jackie Chan on Thursday became the first person to twice leave the imprints of his hands and feet in cement at Hollywood's famed Chinese Theatre.

8 Jun 2013 - 2:07pm 3 comments

Jackie Chan charity 'hacked' for three days, Yaan donations disrupted

Jackie Chan. Photo: Xinhua

The Hong Kong action star's charity, which was implicated in an alleged embezzlement scandal last year, was apparently hacked for three days.

25 Apr 2013 - 2:41pm 1 comment

City's concert venues 'too small' for Madonna

Japan was the only Asian country Madonna visited during her 2006 Confessions tour. Photo: AFP

Madonna turned down offers to hold a concert in the city as the venues here are too small for her, entertainment mogul Peter Lam Kin-ngok said yesterday. Lam tried several times to get the superstar to Hong Kong, only to be told that the city's concert venues did not meet her expectations, revealed the new Tourism Board chairman yesterday.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:43am 5 comments

Jackie Chan plan to move relics abroad raises roof

Jackie Chan. Photo: AP

A plan by Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan to move ancient Chinese buildings to Singapore has sparked controversy on the mainland, state media reported yesterday.

Chan plans to give a Singapore university four of 10 traditional Hui-style sandalwood buildings he bought 20 years ago, saying on his website: "I think it's such a waste if they're not displayed for people to appreciate."

10 Apr 2013 - 5:23am