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Jackie Chan, photographed at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, June 3, 2015. Photographer: Ethan Pines. Photo assistant: Joe Coonan.

Jackie Chan to receive ‘honorary Oscar’

Jackie Chan, photographed at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, June 3, 2015. Photographer: Ethan Pines. Photo assistant: Joe Coonan.
Jackie Chan, photographed at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, June 3, 2015. Photographer: Ethan Pines. Photo assistant: Joe Coonan.

Jackie Chan is to receive an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
The “Rush Hour” actor will pick up the Governor Award in November, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday, reports variety.com.
“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement.
“The board is proud to honour their extraordinary achievements,” Isaacs added.
Jackie, 62, won praise from the Academy for his “distinctive international career”, which has seen him star in, write, direct and produce movies in his native Hong Kong, as well as achieve box office success around the globe.
As per BBC reports, the actor posted on Facebook to thank his family and fans.
“I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Oscars for giving me this award of encouragement and recognising my achievements while I’m still ‘young’,” he wrote.
“I’m absolutely honoured to be the first Chinese in history to receive this award. To be honest, making an action movie isn’t easy. It’s normal for us to get hurt and bleed. Many of us have sustained a body full of injuries and I’m no exception to the case.
“That’s why I’d like to share this honour with my brothers of the JC Stunt Team who have been with me through good times and bad times over the many years, and I’d like to share this award with every action movie star from all over the world!”
Meanwhile, Oscar-winning editor Coates is best known for her work on classic 1962 movie “Lawrence of Arabia”, and her 60-year career has also seen her work on films including “The Elephant Man”, “Out of Sight”, “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Erin Brockovich”.
Stalmaster has worked in over 200 movies, including “The Graduate”, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Tootsie”.
He also helped launch the careers of the celebrities like John Travolta, Jon Voight and the late Christopher Reeve.
The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 8th Annual Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland Center on November 12.

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