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Jackie Chan Receives Lifetime Achievement Oscar

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Zaira Scannapieco | 17 Novembre, 2016, 00:09

The 62-year Jackie Chan has dreamt of Oscars ever since he was a budding actor and he made a decision to have one when he first saw an Oscar at his friend and Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone's home, 23 years ago. The 62-year-old was one of four recipients of this year's Governors Awards, E!

Chan was also introduced by co-stars Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker, who called him a "living legend", People reports. "I believe it still has my fingerprints".

Chan's Oscar also reflects a spirit of genre inclusiveness for the Academy, as the group known for loving period dramas and social issues films recognizing an Asian actor most associated in this country with the Rush Hour and Kung Fu Panda franchises. "Jackie, I love you, you are part of me, and congratulations, and I am so thrilled and honored to present to my good friend, Jackie Chan, with the honor Oscar, ladies and gentlemen give it up for Jackie Chan!"

Jackie Chan star remembered seeing Sylvester Stallone's Oscar (Rocky won Best Picture) when he had a meeting with him at his house 23 years ago.

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, Career Achievement Award victor, editor Anne V. Coates poses at The 41st Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards at the InterContinental hotel, in Los Angeles.

Over 200 films and 56 years later, actor Jackie Chan has finally received an Oscar. "You're the reason I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones".

Australian star Kidman said: "Anne V Coates is not a great female editor, she is a great, great editor".

Coates, who is 90 and lives in England, was honored for a 60-year career that has seen her collaborating with some of the industry's most acclaimed directors. "She's not a trailblazer for women, she's a trailblazer for all of us". "You always inspire", Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote.

Jeff Bridges and Warren Beatty were among the stars greeting Stalmaster, who was the first person to receive an Oscar for casting.

"Looking back I wouldn't change a thing".

The Chinese actor bagged the award for his efforts after 56 years and 200 films.

Other speakers from the night included Helen Mirren, and Governors Michael Tronick (Film Editors Branch), David Rubin (Casting Directors Branch), and Rory Kennedy (Documentary Branch).

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