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January 14, 2010
Where you've seen him Kung-fu icon Jackie Chan confirms he has starred in more than 100 films and had a hand in about 100 others. His American hits include the "Rush Hour" franchise with Chris Tucker, "Shanghai Noon" and "Shanghai Knights" with Owen Wilson, "The Forbidden Kingdom" with Jet Li, and his 1996 stateside breakthrough, "Rumble in the Bronx." He voiced Monkey in "Kung Fu Panda" and appeared in both "Cannonball Run" movies, which are said to have inspired his inclusion of bloopers in his films' credits.
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October 19, 2013 | Scott Sandell
Jackie Chan is not dead. And he's not retiring. "There are so many different rumors, I am getting used to it," the 59-year-old actor-director says of online reports of his demise. "Don't worry, before I die, I let you know. " Chan may be looking to slow down on the action, but after more than 50 years and 100-plus movies, he seems unstoppable. His latest film, "Chinese Zodiac," which opened Friday in the U.S., still features him leaping from buildings, fighting in the air and rolling down a mountain in a full-body rollerskate suit.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Scott Sandell
Don't believe some of the reports you see online: Jackie Chan is not dead and he's not retiring. Chan will be talking about his latest action film, "Chinese Zodiac," in a live chat at 5 p.m. Pacific time today with Times staff writer Scott Sandell. The action star will field your questions too; just send them via social media using the hashtag #AskLATimes. Opening Friday in North America, "Chinese Zodiac" stars Chan as the leader of a group of treasure hunters who are on a quest to find several bronze statues representing the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The frantic action-comedy "Chinese Zodiac" may please non-discriminating fans of its co-writer/director/star (and more) Jackie Chan, but will likely leave most other viewers dazed, confused and eagerly watching the clock. The fact that this awkwardly dubbed, stateside version reportedly runs about 15 minutes shorter than the cut released in China may in part account for the movie's convoluted plotting. On the upside, there's now less of this cartoonish mishmash to wade through. Blasting, brawling and close-calling his way through the mayhem is Chan, cheesing it up as a bounty hunter known only as J.C. (which one, er, prays stands for "Jackie Chan")
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2013 | By Susan King
Hong Kong martial arts superstar Jackie Chan has made more than 100 films, including his 1978 breakthrough, “Drunken Master,” and the “Rush Hour” trilogy of comedy-action blockbusters with Chris Tucker that have grossed nearly $900 million internationally. His defy-defying stunts have astonished audiences. But after enduring decades of severe injuries including broken and dislocated bones and a near suffocation from a throat wound on  "The Young Master," Chan announced last fall that "Chinese Zodiac 2012" would be his last martial-arts action film.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña
"I don't want to be an action star anymore," says Jackie Chan. "I want to be an actor." Fans can wipe up the coffee after their spit takes; the international martial arts superstar isn't entirely giving up kicking people in the face. After all, he's holding court in a swank Los Angeles hotel to promote his new kung-fu comedy, "The Spy Next Door." Although, to tell the truth, he has to be reminded which movie he's here for. "Right after 'Spy Next Door,' I already did two more movies," the 55-year-old says apologetically, then laughs at himself.
NEWS
April 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Action film star Jackie Chan said Wednesday that he's campaigning for a global ban on landmines and is scouting film sites in Cambodia to make a movie about the effort. Chan, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, arrived by plane in Battambang, a provincial town located 155 miles northwest of the capital, Phnom Penh. Recovering from decades of civil war, Cambodia remains one of the most heavily mined places in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jackie Chan Festival at the Nuart enters its second week with two of Chan's most recent and best pictures--and two among his lesser-known pictures. "Crime Story" (tonight at 7:15), which is as fast and furious as action pictures get, provides a shrewd change of pace for Chan. As skilled at comedy as he is at kung fu, Chan this time plays it straight as an inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The frantic action-comedy "Chinese Zodiac" may please non-discriminating fans of its co-writer/director/star (and more) Jackie Chan, but will likely leave most other viewers dazed, confused and eagerly watching the clock. The fact that this awkwardly dubbed, stateside version reportedly runs about 15 minutes shorter than the cut released in China may in part account for the movie's convoluted plotting. On the upside, there's now less of this cartoonish mishmash to wade through. Blasting, brawling and close-calling his way through the mayhem is Chan, cheesing it up as a bounty hunter known only as J.C. (which one, er, prays stands for "Jackie Chan")
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2013 | Scott Sandell
Jackie Chan is not dead. And he's not retiring. "There are so many different rumors, I am getting used to it," the 59-year-old actor-director says of online reports of his demise. "Don't worry, before I die, I let you know. " Chan may be looking to slow down on the action, but after more than 50 years and 100-plus movies, he seems unstoppable. His latest film, "Chinese Zodiac," which opened Friday in the U.S., still features him leaping from buildings, fighting in the air and rolling down a mountain in a full-body rollerskate suit.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Scott Sandell
Don't believe some of the reports you see online: Jackie Chan is not dead and he's not retiring. Chan will be talking about his latest action film, "Chinese Zodiac," in a live chat at 5 p.m. Pacific time today with Times staff writer Scott Sandell. The action star will field your questions too; just send them via social media using the hashtag #AskLATimes. Opening Friday in North America, "Chinese Zodiac" stars Chan as the leader of a group of treasure hunters who are on a quest to find several bronze statues representing the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2013 | By Susan King
Hong Kong martial arts superstar Jackie Chan has made more than 100 films, including his 1978 breakthrough, “Drunken Master,” and the “Rush Hour” trilogy of comedy-action blockbusters with Chris Tucker that have grossed nearly $900 million internationally. His defy-defying stunts have astonished audiences. But after enduring decades of severe injuries including broken and dislocated bones and a near suffocation from a throat wound on  "The Young Master," Chan announced last fall that "Chinese Zodiac 2012" would be his last martial-arts action film.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Reclusive actor-comedian Chris Tucker, who is so selective about his movie roles that he's only appeared in four movies in the last 15 years, has been tapped to host this year's BET Awards. Tucker, who is best known as Jackie Chan's crime-fighting partner in the three successful "Rush Hour" movies, will host the festivities at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on June 30. The awards show will be part of the first ever "BET Experience at L.A. LIVE!" -- a three-day festival of concerts, screenings and other events.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2013 | By Noel Murray
Django Unchained Weinstein/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Typical of Quentin Tarantino, this Deep South "western" is strong stuff, telling the epic story of an escaped slave (played by Jamie Foxx) on a quest for over-the-top bloody revenge on his wife's owner (Leonardo DiCaprio), with the help of a gentlemanly bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz, in a role that won him his second Oscar). Atypical of Tarantino, "Django" stumbles down the stretch, as the filmmaker who usually excels at endings settles into one apocalyptic shootout after another, with numbing results.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2011 | By Mark Olsen
Coming hot on the heels of "The Beginning of a Great Revival," it is tough not to dismiss "1911" as yet another in the recent string of officially sanctioned not-so thinly-veiled propaganda pictures coming from China, this time telling in heroic terms the story of how the Wuchang uprising led into the Xinhai Revolution and brought down the Qing dynasty in the year, you guessed it, 1911. The film flops back and forth between excruciatingly earnest discussions of political ideals and brutal battle scenes.
NATIONAL
January 20, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba, Washington Bureau
About 225 people on Wednesday swept into the White House for a "quintessentially American" state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao. As tradition dictates, President Obama and Hu exchanged toasts. Obama saluted the people of both countries. "May they grow together in friendship. May they prosper together in peace. And may they realize their dream of the future for themselves, for their children and for their grandchildren," he said. Hu raised his glass to a "stronger friendship between the people of China and the United States" and the "steady growth of China-U.
NEWS
April 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jackie Chan and Jet Li's first movie together is about an American teenager's fantasy journey to ancient China to rescue a mythological monkey king, the film's U.S. distributor, Lionsgate, said Wednesday. "The Forbidden Kingdom" will start shooting May 2 in studios in Hengdian, located southwest of Shanghai, and neighboring locations, said the movie's producer, Casey Silver. The project has drawn attention because it pairs the world's top two kung fu stars.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Martial-arts star Jackie Chan claims Hollywood limits roles for Asians and says it's time he became a "real actor" by taking on roles other than as a kung-fu fighter. "It's all the same: cop from Hong Kong, cop from China. Jet Li, Chow-Yun Fat and I all face the same problem, our roles are limited," said Chan, 50, referring to other Chinese action stars who have sought roles in Hollywood movies.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2010 | By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times
Judging from billboards and television commercials in China, film star Jackie Chan has never met a product he wouldn't endorse. Travel the country and you'll see the Hong Kong native's handsome visage hawking electric bikes, anti-virus software, even frozen dumplings. But although the Chan name has translated to big bucks at the box office, not every product he touches turns to gold. In fact, when news broke last month that an anti- hair-loss shampoo he promoted allegedly contained carcinogens, Chinese cyberspace and media were buzzing about the "Jackie Chan curse.
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