Category: Biography

Like son like father: Charles Chan’s guest appearances in Jackie Chan’s films

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.

By Thorsten Boose 14. March 2019 Off

Early 1979 interview with Jackie Chan released on Japanese record

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.

By Thorsten Boose 6. March 2019 Off

Discovery: Jackie Chan discovered in “The Golden Hairpin” from 1963 thanks to a comparison of film recordings?

While researching my new book “The New German Jackie Chan Film Guide” I came across a film some time ago in which a young Jackie Chan may be seen. In the little-known and even less advertised four-part film “The Golden Hairpin” from 1963/1964, several child actors were recruited – and one of them resembles the now world-famous star from Hong Kong.

By Thorsten Boose 12. November 2018 Off

Jackie Chan’s daughter claims she is homeless because of homophobic parents

It was only a few months ago that Etta Ng, Jackie Chan’s illegitimate daughter, came out as gay. Since then, she has been living out her relationship with Audi Autumn, a 12-year-old influencer who is active on Instagram under the nickname @stolenmilktea, in public. That is frowned upon in conservative China, but now the 18-year-old wants to take advantage of her father Jackie Chan’s fame.

By Thorsten Boose 11. May 2018 Off