Amazing facts about Jackie Chan

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Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE, PMW, known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. Read top 10 facts about Jackie Chan.

1. Jackie Chan’s family was so poor he was almost sold to a wealthy British Couple when he was still a baby.

2. His real name is Kong-sang Chan, Jackie Chan got the name Jackie while working as a construction worker in Canberra, Australia.

3. Jackie Chan was trained as an opera singer as a child and has released 20 albums with songs in 5 different languages in Asia.

4. Jackie Chan and his stunt team are blacklisted by all insurance companies so he has to pay himself whenever somebody in his movies gets hurt.

5. Jackie Chan’s mother was an opium smuggler and his father was a spy.

6. At the age of seventeen, he worked as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon.

7. Chan once shot over 2900 retakes for one scene.

8. Jackie actually jumped out of a plane and landed on top of hot air balloon while filming Armour of God.

9. He also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for “most stunts performed by a living actor” and “most credits in one movie.”

10. Almost every part of his body has suffered pain. Jackie has injured his hand countless time, broken his nose three times, has injured his knee innumerable time so much so that now he uses a body double for shooting sprinting scenes. He has broken his ankle, injured his neck, crushed his thigh between two vehicles and has also dislocated his pelvis, shoulders and sternum.