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Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: 陈港生; Traditional Chinese: 陳港生; pinyin: Chén Gǎngshēng), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: 陈成龙; Traditional Chinese: 陳成龍; pinyin: Chén Chénglóng) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer.
Chan is one of the best known names in kung fu and action movies worldwide for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of props including furniture and other set pieces as improvised weapons and performing many of his own stunts. Chan has appeared in over a hundred films and is one of the most recognisable Asian movie stars in the world. He has a star on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong as well as on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Chan is also a major pop star in Asia and has released over 100 song titles in 20 albums since 1984. He sings in many different languages including English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese. He also sings many of the theme songs to his films.
Chan was educated at Nan Hua Elementary Academy, but he struggled and his parents felt he didn't fit in at the school, so they sent him to the Chinese Opera Reseasrch Institute (1961-1971) and later, due to financial difficulties, they enrolled him at the Peking Opera School. The enrollment was to last for 10 years, and while there, he was taught skills in acrobatics and kung fu under an extremely strict regime. It was here that Chan joined a number of other students who would become members of the Seven Little Fortunes (the Opera school's best students), and ultimately his Hong Kong film industry compatriots. They included Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen (Yuen Kwai) and Yuen Qiu. He also became close friends with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, and the three of them would later come to be known as the Three Brothers / Three Dragons.
Upon finishing at the Opera school, Chan found it difficult to find work, especially due to the declining popularity of Chinese Opera. Like his fellow former students, he found work as a film stuntman on several films including Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. However, when Lee died in 1973, Hong Kong action cinema went into decline and the studios were forced to release many of their staff, including Chan.
In 1975, he was in an adult comedic film called “All in the Family”. “I had to do anything I could to make a living 31 years ago, but I don't think it's a big deal, even Marlon Brando used to be exposed in his movies,” Chan said. The adult scenes at that time were more conservative than the current films however. This remains the only film he has done so far where no fighting or stunts were involved.
After a brief spell living with his parents in Australia, working on building sites, Chan received a job offer via his friend, film producer Willie Chan. After some hesitation due to the low pay, Chan accepted and began working for Lo Wei's studio at Golden Harvest, one of the most famous directors in Hong Kong, agreeing a ten year contract. They were looking for a young actor to mould into a star. Lo was desperate to find the new Bruce Lee, but his attempts at making Chan into this character resulted in poor box office returns. Chan did however make his first starring roles in films such as Shaolin Chamber of Death (1976) and Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978).