SBS MBE Datuk
Chan at the launch of Bleeding Steel Press Conference, Sydney Opera House, July 2016
|Birth name||Chan Kong-sang
Chén Gǎngshēng (Mandarin)
Can4 Gong2 Sang1 (Cantonese)
|Origin||British Hong Kong|
7 April 1954 |
Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong
|Other name(s)||房仕龍 (Fong Si-lung)
元樓 (Yuen Lou)
大哥 (Big Brother)
|Occupation||Martial artist, actor, director, producer, screenwriter, action choreographer, singer, stunt director, stunt performer|
|Genre(s)||Cantopop, Mandopop, Hong Kong English pop, J-pop|
|Spouse(s)||Joan Lin (m. 1982)|
|Children||Jaycee Chan (born 1982), Etta Ng (born 1999)|
|Parents||Charles and Lee-Lee Chan|
|Ancestry||Wuhu, Anhui, China|
I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want.
I really hope someday in Hollywood, some producer or director will hire me only to do drama.
My wish is to bring my heroes to the big screen, and many of them have already appeared in my films.
Speaking English is like tongue-twist for me. I can speak each word perfect, but then you have to string them together like, 'Blah, blah, blah.' That's when I get crazy.
I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.
Being a stunt coordinator, I have to take care not only of myself but I have to make sure everyone is safe.
The ads all call me fearless, but that's just publicity. Anyone who thinks I'm not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am.
I loved cowboy movies when I was a kid. When I was five years old, I was already wearing a cowboy hat and suit. When I grew up, I knew John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Kirk Douglas and so on.
I sometimes just don't like to see the Ultimate Fighting. I just find it, as a martial artist, I just find it too violent.
I'm tired of fighting. I've always known that I can't be an action star all my life.
Besides entertainment and action, I want to educate. You know, as a producer or director, we do have a responsibility to society.
My affection for Taiwan... is witnessed by everyone. My wife is Taiwanese and I am a son-in-law of Taiwan. I am half Taiwanese.
In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.