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I hate violence, yes I do. It’s kind of a dilemma, huh?.
– Jackie Chan
Sometimes I do need to go to karaoke, sometimes I need to relax.
If there really is a god, then he really looks after me.
I’m crazy, but I’m not stupid.
I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.
I only want my work to make people happy.
Coffee is a language in itself.
Of course I get hurt.
Besides entertainment and action, I want to educate. You know, as a producer or director, we do have a responsibility to society.
In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me ‘Jackie Who?’.
My affection for Taiwan… is witnessed by everyone. My wife is Taiwanese and I am a son-in-law of Taiwan. I am half Taiwanese.
I like to change characters and then, slowly I believe the audience treat me as, like an actor who can fight. It’s not like an action star.
You cannot mix sports with politics.
When I got depressed, I watched Bruce Lee movies. I learned everything from Bruce Lee.
I want to show audiences I can act.
For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing – stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses – makes more money for me than making movies.
I want to be in ‘Avatar’. I want somebody to hire me to be Superman, a Chinese Superman or Spider-Man.
I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.
I feel like I have lived all over the world since I get to go everywhere to film.
As a father, I always want my son to be perfect. When he was young, I tried to train him in martial arts, but he said, ‘I don’t want to become like Bruce Lee’s son, with everybody telling me how good my father was.’ I just think my son is too lazy.
I like to give back.
I do small things. I try to do good things every day.
A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, ‘Jackie, are you scared?’ Of course I’m scared. I’m not Superman.
Speaking English is like tongue-twist for me. I can speak each word perfect, but then you have to string them together like, ‘Blah, blah, blah.’ That’s when I get crazy.
I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not. I’m really confused now.
I now have two different audiences. There’s the one that has been watching my action films for 20 years, and the American family audience. American jokes, less fighting.
Being a stunt coordinator, I have to take care not only of myself but I have to make sure everyone is safe.
In every movie I do have a dialogue.
I want to play a fireman and a spy. I want to learn special effects.
If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic.