Jackie Chan Wins Lifetime Achievement Oscar
Jackie Chan (成龍) will make history with his lifetime achievement Oscar.
On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it will present the martial arts star with an Academy Honorary Award at its upcoming Governors Awards, an awards ceremony that celebrates artists who have made lifetime achievements in the film industry.
The 62-year-old will be the first Chinese member to receive this Oscar honor. Film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman will also be receiving the Academy Honorary Award.
Jackie Chan is celebrated for being a pioneer of modern martial arts cinema and is regarded as a cultural icon. He has directed and starred in over 30 box office successes in his 50-year film career, and has received worldwide recognition for his stunt work. Jackie Chan is also one of the highest-paid actors in the world, with a net worth of over $350 million USD.
The 2016 Governors Awards will be held in November in Los Angeles.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.