Jackie Chan is not only a star herself, but has also brought many stuntmen to cinematic fame around the world. In 1976 he founded Sing Ga Ban, the Jackie Chan stunt team, which is still in its 8th generation today. The development of Jackie’s own cinematic success, political circumstances in Hong Kong and China as well as the globalization of the film industry contributed to the constant change of the stunt team – both in terms of personnel and appearance.
Over the decades, the former kung-fu clown Jackie Chan has not only become a serious actor and filmmaker, but also an internationally lucrative brand. But what’s behind the well-known Jackie Chans logo is more than just sophisticated marketing and design.
Jackie Chan has moved his business operations to mainland China, but he remains loyal to his home city of Hong Kong, the city where he grew up and famous. A special travel guide, “Hong Kong, my love”, was published in 2009 by Silke Oettel, Vice President of the JC Dragon’s Heart Foundation Europe since 2011, and Thorsten Boose, author of the Jackie Chan film guides, in which readers can go to former locations of Chans Filming and being guided around Hong Kong.
Yes there is. Remakes of popular Jackie Chan films. Indian fans have loved Jackie Chan and his films since the 1980s. But it wasn’t until 2005 that Jackie succeeded in filming “The Myth” for the first time in India. In 2017 he returned with »Kung Fu Yoga«. Today we look back on a few examples from Bollywood cinema that were inspired by Jackie Chan.
Jackie Chan celebrated his 65th birthday on April 7, 2019. In his honor, the German TV broadcaster Kabel eins had a documentary made, which premiered on April 8, 2019. Unfortunately, some errors crept in here, but before you criticize them, you should appreciate the thought and effort behind this full-length documentary, especially in Germany.
The actor and director Jackie Chan does not come from an acting family like his Hollywood colleagues Michael Douglas, Michael Keaton or Charlie Sheen. With his breakthrough in the late 1970s, he not only ensured that his friends and stuntman colleagues got film jobs, but he also made up for lost time with his father on his own film sets – sometimes in front of the camera.
Even if Jackie Chan gained experience in front of and behind the camera in Hong Kong cinema at a very early age, it still took a few years for his work to pay off. With the success of “Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow” and “Drunken Master” in 1978 and the third in the group “The Fearless Hyena” in 1979, he suddenly became famous throughout Asia and a desirable interviewee.
While researching my new book about the film legend Jackie Chan, “The new German Jackie Chan film guide”, I spoke to editors and authors of the German-language film website Schnittberichte.com, who in the past have devoted themselves in detail to the countless versions of Jackie Chan’s films .