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Jackie Chan, seen here with his The Accidental Spy co-stars Vivian Hsu and Kim Min-jeong in Admiralty, Hong Kong, in 2001, celebrates his 64th birthday on Saturday. Photo: Dustin Shum

Hong Kong star Jackie Chan turns 64 – a look at his life so far, in and out of film

As the martial arts star and Hong Kong’s most famous export celebrates his 64th birthday, take a trip down memory lane with these photos from the Post’s archives

Jackie Chan

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan celebrates his 64th birthday on Saturday.

The actor is one of the most recognisable faces in the world, having made a name for himself in films in the East and the West. Among his best-known films are Drunken Master, Heart of Dragon, Shanghai Knights and the Rush Hour series.

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The actor with winemaker Philip John at the launch of Chan’s new wine, in 1999.

We’ve mined our photo archives to come up with a snapshot of the star’s activities in Hong Kong, from the time he received an honorary professorship at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2004, to playing with kids at the rugbySevens and riding a horse at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

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Chan at a project promotion in Japan in 1987.
Chan poses with American actor Bruce Willis and film distributor Raymond Chow Ting-hsing at Hong Kong's Planet Hollywood restaurant in 1995.
Chan with Japanese singer Naoko Kawai during a charity function at RTHK in 1996. Photo: Martin Chan
Chan and film director Stanley Tong Kwai-lai share the Best Action Choreography award at the 15th Hong Kong Film Awards held at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Chan goes for a ride at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, in 1999. Photo: AFP
Chan received an honorary professorship from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2004. Photo: Dustin Shum
Chan meets the media after a blackmail attempt during filming of Rush Hour 2 in 2001. A car park attendant was accused of demanding protection money from the production company shooting the film. Photo: Dustin Shum
Singer Joey Yung and Chan perform at Hong Kong Stadium to mark 15 years of Chinese rule in Hong Kong, in 2012. Photo: David Wong
Chan (second from left) and other Hong Kong film stars join a 1996 march to protest against triad violence. From left, Eric Tsang Chi-wai, Philip Chan Yan-kin and Ng Sze-Yuen. Photo: Sam Chan
Chan at the Entertainment Expo 2006 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: David Wong
Stars joined forces to fight piracy in the film industry in 1997, demanding action against vendors, whose theft of intellectual property rights they believed deprived the film business of its rightful income.
Chan poses with mini rugby players from the Hong Kong Football Club at the rugby Sevens, in 2006. Photo: Robert Ng
Chan poses for photographers with Chinese actress Zhang Lanxin on the red carpet of the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards in 2013. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chan opens an exhibition on his life at the Hong Kong exhibition centre, in 1998.
Fashion designer Vivienne Tam and Chan pose at amfAR Hong Kong 2017, a gala to raise funds for research into HIV/Aids. Photo: courtesy of Instagram/Vivienne Tam