Okechukwu Solomon November 15, 2016 Information
According to the star, who left the audience amused, the minute he set his eyes on Sylvester’s award 23 years ago, he decided that he wanted his own award.
“I touched it, kissed it, smelled it. I believe it still has my fingerprints,”
“After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, with so many bones (broken), finally this is mine.”
Clearly it was about time that the movie world appreciated the “Chantastic” star for his unprecedented contributions in the industry.
Already, Jackie Chan holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Stunts by a Living Actor”, and has a star in the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
He thanked his fans in China and all around the world, saying that they are the reason he does what he does. In his words, they are the reason “I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones.”
Also present at the untelevised award ceremony were Denzel Washington, Lupita Nyong’o, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams and Dev Patel, amongst others. The award show was held in Los Angeles, and will be the Academy’s 8th Annual Governors Awards.
As intended, 3 more all time achievers received the honorary Oscar lifetime achievement award.
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