When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.
With more than 200 films under his belt spanning a 56-year career, Jackie Chan has finally received an Oscar.
The 62-year-old action star was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Chan accepted his award, calling it a “dream” and shared his memories growing up and watching the Oscars with his parents.
“My dad always said, ‘Son, you get so many movie awards in the world, when are you going to get one of these?’ Then I just look at my dad. ‘Ha, ha, ha. Dad, I only make comedy action movies.
“After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally,” Chan quipped at the star-studded gala dinner while holding his Oscar.
The actor was introduced by his “Rush Hour” co-star Chris Tucker, actress Michelle Yeoh and Tom Hanks, who referred to him as “Jackie ‘Chantastic’ Chan.”
Hanks said it was especially gratifying to be able to acknowledge Chan’s work because martial arts and action comedy films were two genres often overlooked during awards season.