Jackie Chan Retires From Action Movies

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  1. Sola

    Sola Administrator Staff Member

    It looks like "Rumble in the Bronx 2" will never happen.

    According to the Telegraph, after years of retirement rumors, Jackie Chan is done with action movies. Currently promoting his latest fight flick, "Chinese Zodiac," in Cannes, the Chinese-born star revealed his plans to exit the genre to focus on non-stunt based work.

    “This is my last action film,” he said. “I tell you, I’m not young any more. I’m really, really tired. And the world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma -- I like action but I don’t like violence.”

    Chan, who's appeared in more than 100 films, is one of Hollywood's best-known martial arts stars. He appeared as a stuntman in dozens of Chinese kung-fu flicks, including Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon," before breaking it big in the states with the action-comedy "Rumble in the Bronx." By 1998, Chan had become a worldwide superstar, appearing acting Chris Tucker in the first of three "Rush Hour" films.

    Chan, however, also made it clear that his action-movie retirement does not mean he's quitting acting for good. “For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image ... I want the audience to know I’m not only a comedian. I can act. Day by day, year by year, I’m going to show you the real Jackie Chan.”


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