Through his works in movies such as Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow, the widely popular Drunken Master, his first Hollywood hit Rumble In The Bronx, the super hit Rush Hour series and the critically acclaimed animated Jackie Chan Adventures, Jackie Chan has become a familiar and global name and brand. No other artist has had such an impression in both the East and the West, equally.
He is known all over the world for his dangerous self-performing stunts as well as his forte to deploy comedy as an integral element to his action sequences. Jackie Chan is revered all around the global movie industry for his hard work and is renowned for his dedication towards the art of filmmaking.
Thus it should not come as a surprise that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) has announced that it will honor the famous stuntman, movie star, and filmmaker with the ‘Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment’ during the 2019 edition of the award ceremony which is to be held on October 25th.
“Over his 50-year career, Jackie has become a beloved, revered personality we all know and love for his innovative stunt work and unique blend of martial arts and comedy. He rose from rags-to-riches through years of hard work and tireless dedication to perfecting his craft, ultimately earning him global fame and success,” BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards said while making the award announcement. “We are delighted to honor this inspirational actor with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment,” he added.
The actor also received an Honorary Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award back in 2016.