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Jackie Chan to receive honorary Oscar

Jackie Chan, who will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar in November, was honored at the New York Asian Film Festival in 2013.

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan will receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at its Governors Awards on November 12, in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the film industry.

Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So congratulated Mr. Chan for receiving this top honor and said the award is a great encouragement to Hong Kong’s film industry.

Mr. Chan, whose U.S. breakthrough was the 1990s action comedy “Rumble in the Bronx,” has starred in more than 30 martial arts films throughout his lengthy career. His films include the “Rush Hour” series, “Shanghai Noon,” “Shanghai Knight” and the animated “Kung Fu Panda” franchise, which have attained success worldwide.

The Governors Awards was established in 2009 as an annual event honoring up to four people. Honorees are selected for their significant contribution to the film industry.

In 2013, Mr. Chan was in New York to receive the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Asian Film Festival, sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York.

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