4/11/2011 1:46pm, #1
Jackie Chan raises $3.3 million dollars for Japanese relief efforts
Jackie Chan organized a fundraising event in Hong Kong to support Japan after the tsunami disaster. The event made around $3.3 million dollars in just 3 hours, and included Andy Lau and Donnie Yen, as well as Korean and Japanese musicians, and a satellite performance from Jackie's long term friend, Lionel Richie.
Jackie is known to be a philanthropist, and in his own estimation has donated somewhere between 10 and 100 million US dollars. Jackie payed for the plane tickets and accommodations for the performers and contributed around HK $5 million (US $643,000)
Proceeds are to go to the Salvation Army, which will be used to prepare and distribute relief packs containing two weeks worth of food and water, hygiene items and blankets.
Good luck to the people of Japan. Go Jackie!
Original article from the Hollywood Reporter:
4/11/2011 1:55pm, #2
It's the least he could do since the Japanese occupation created such a rich source of cinematic themes.
But good for him.
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In Chan Kong Sang's honor, here is his best fight sequence, in the best movie he ever made.
1975 Hand of Death
Been hit and lost consciousness
1978 Drunken Master
Eyebrow bone hurt, eye corner bloodied
1978 Snake In Eagle’s Shadow
Kicked and lost a teeth; arm injured by a sword with lost of blood
1980 Young Master
Nose bone broken; almost lost breath and died from a palm hit on the throat by a movie opponent
1982 Dragon Lord
Lower jaw hit
1983 Project A
Neck bone seriously injured; nose bone broken
1985 The Protector
Hand and finger bones hurt
1985 Police Story
The 6th to 8th section of the spine and the pelvis hit and shifted position, almost paralyzed
1986 Armour of God
Brain hemorrhage, skull near left ear sunk, broken bones inside skull - most deadly injury
1990 Armour of God II: Operation Condor
Breastbone cracked and shifted
1992 Police Story III: Supercop
Cheekbone hit and shifted
1993 City Hunter
Knee injured; right shoulder sprained and dislocated
1993 Crime Story
1994 Rumble In The Bronx
Foot bone cracked; toe bone pierced the skin and exposed
Foot bone cracked
1996 Police Story IV: First Strike
1997 Mr. Nice Guy
Nose hurt while jumping down a bridge; Fell from height and hurt neck bone
1998 Who Am I
Left-side ribs hurt; ankle hurt
2001 Accidental Spy
Tail bone cartilage hurt and resulted in lower body temporarily paralyzed
2002 The Medallion
Face below eye hurt and bloodied
Chest bone hit by a stuntman wearing wrong shoes with cartilage damage
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 4/11/2011 2:40pm at .
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4/11/2011 5:22pm, #9
Jackie Chan - exemplifying the best of MA <3"I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge
4/11/2011 5:25pm, #10
Jackie's from Hong Kong and from all accounts is a stand up guy.
Kind of like the Chuck Norris of China.
Anyone his age still doing his own stunts is some kind of awesome.
I's a Jackie and Chuck nutrider.Carter Hargrave's Jeet Can't Do