Jackie Chan finally wins an Oscar, says it's a dream
World famous Hong Kong actor and martial artist Jackie Chan has finally been awarded with an honorary Oscar. In his winning speech, Chan said that after 56 years in the film industry, over 200 films, he finally achieved his dream.
The 62-year-old was honoured at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles and his ‘Rush Hour’ co-star Chris Tucker and Tom Hanks paid tribute to him.
"It's a dream," Chan said on stage.
"After 56 years in the film industry, over 200 films, I broke so many bones, finally this is mine.
"Thank you Hollywood. For all those years you taught me so many things and also you made me a little bit famous.
"Friends, fans around the world, because of you I have a reason to continue making movies, jumping out windows, kicking and punching and breaking my bones."
Getting nostalgic, Chan revealed he first held an Oscar when he visited Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago.
"I touched it, kissed it, smelt it," he said. "I believe my fingerprints are still on it. Then I told myself; 'I really want one'."
He also thanked Hong Kong, which he described as his "hood", and said he was "proud to be Chinese".
Paying honour to Chan, two-time Oscar winner Hanks said, "It's especially gratifying to be able to acknowledge Jackie's enormous creativity, his enormous gift for physical performance and incredible dedication to his work with this Governors Award.
"Great acting comes in many different forms but when you're an actor you always know it when you see it."
Actor Chris Tucker presented the award to Jackie Chan.