Jackie Chan, 62, Hong-Kong born action star and actor will receive the a lifetime Achievement Oscar in Los Angeles in November during a gala held join other recipients at the 2016 Governors Awards.
Jackie Chan facts: The second highest paid actor this year, according to Forbes, cashing in $61 million thanks to his popularity in China’s movie markets. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was the highest paid, taking home a full $64.5 million.
Jackie Chan wrote on his Facebook:
“I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Oscars for giving me this award of encouragement and recognising my achievements while I’m still ‘young’,” he wrote. “I’m absolutely honoured to be the first Chinese in history to receive this award. “To be honest, making an action movie isn’t easy. It’s normal for us to get hurt and bleed. Many of us have sustained a body full of injuries and I’m no exception to the case.