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23 years ago Jackie Chan saw the Oscar statue at Sylvester Stallons house, then he promised himself that he will receive this award one day. This 62-year-old famous actor cum martial arts star fulfilled his dream yesterday and received his “golden image”.
Sylvester Stallon was in attendance at the event, along with Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren, Judd Apatow and Amy Adams.
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selects some talented artists in the field of filmmaking to award Honorary Oscars. This year action icon Jackie Chan American legendary documentary director Frederick Wiseman, editor Anne V. Coates, and casting director Lynn Stalmaster won an honorary Oscar.
“Standing here is a dream,” said Chan at the podium. “After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, breaking so many bones, finally this is mine.” “I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones.” included the actor.
Introducing Chan, Tom Hanks acknowledged blend of martial arts and slapstick comedy virtuosity for which the star became famous was “historically underrepresented at the Oscars”. Hanks also said “he was delighted to be able to acknowledge Chan’s work as martial arts and action comedy are two genres often overlooked during awards season.
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