Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Timeline of Jackie Chan, a legendary martial artist and actor known for his unparalleled stunt work and unique blend of action and comedy in films. His charisma, athleticism, and dedication to his craft have solidified him as a cultural icon in the world of cinema.


April 07, 1954


Hong Kong


Martial artist and actor


China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School in Hong Kong, where he received extensive training in martial arts, acrobatics, singing, and acting. However, he did not complete formal education beyond secondary school as he pursued a career in entertainment.


07 April 1954

Birth of Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, was born on April 7, 1954, in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong. He would later become one of the most influential and recognisable martial artists and actors in the world.


01 March 1978

Breakthrough with 'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow'

Jackie Chan's first major breakthrough came with the 1978 film 'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow'. This film established the comedic kung fu genre, and Chan's reputation as a star in the Hong Kong film industry.


09 February 1980

The Birth of the ‘Jackie Chan’ Style

With the release of 'The Young Master' in 1980, Jackie Chan began incorporating more complex stunts and slapstick humour into his films, essentially creating the 'Jackie Chan' style that would define his career.


23 February 1996

Hollywood Breakthrough with 'Rumble in the Bronx'

Jackie Chan's Hollywood breakthrough occurred with the North American release of 'Rumble in the Bronx' in 1996. Although it was a Hong Kong production, its success led to heightened recognition in the West.


18 September 1998

Box Office Success with 'Rush Hour'

The release of 'Rush Hour' in 1998 marked another milestone for Jackie Chan in Hollywood. The film, alongside Chris Tucker, was an international success and expanded Chan's global fame.


08 February 2002

First Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

On February 8, 2002, Jackie Chan was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in recognition of his contributions to the film industry.


12 November 2016

Oscars Honorary Award

For his extraordinary achievements in film, including acting, directing, and creating, Jackie Chan was awarded an honorary Oscar at the 8th Annual Governors Awards on November 12, 2016.

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