Jackie Chan in a still from The Young Master (1980). Jackie Chan in a still from The Young Master (1980).
Jackie Chan in a still from The Young Master (1980).

The first Jackie Chan movies: how martial arts superstar shaped his fighting style in Shaolin Wooden Men, The Young Master, and more

  • They wanted him to fill Bruce Lee’s shoes, but Jackie Chan quickly understood that wouldn’t work. He honed his fighting style in early films, then stepped up
  • Signing for Golden Harvest allowed him to direct, and his first film for the studio, The Young Master, ‘set a new path for Asian films’, Chan later recalled

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Jackie Chan in a still from The Young Master (1980). Jackie Chan in a still from The Young Master (1980).
Jackie Chan in a still from The Young Master (1980).
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