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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 7

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 7

1954 (57) Jackie Chan Actor

… combined martial arts and comedy in “Rush Hour” movies


Trade Mark

Cleverly utilizes everyday items as props in fight scenes (chairs, ladders, lamps, tables, et cetera)

Likes to give “thumbs up.”

Mostly does his own stunts.

Often has outtakes at the end of his films of failed stunts and other accidents.

In addition to spectacular stunts and action, his movies often contain scenes in which he is tortured or forced to undergo grueling physical activity (usually as punishment by a master or teacher).

Always plays the “Good Guy” except in Ru jing cha (1974) aka “Rumble in Hong Kong”

Trivia by imdb

In his action scenes, his punches and kicks actually connect with their targets. He has his actors wear special padding in their feet and body to prevent serious injury.
Played a policeman in five movies in 1985 alone: Fuk sing go jiu (1985)[My Lucky Stars], The Protector (1985), Xia ri fu xing (1985) [Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars], Long de xin (1985) [Heart of Dragon], and Ging chaat goos si (1985) [Police Story]. Ironically, Chan said that if he didn’t become an actor, he would have become a police officer.

His family roots originate from the coastal port city of Ningbo, which is located on southern edge of Hangzhou Bay along the Eastern seaboard of Zhejiang province, China.

Did an Indian TV commercial for a popular motorbike, Was payed 200 million Indian Rupees, the highest paycheck ever for an commercial in India.

Received his name “Jackie” from fellow workers on a construction site in Canberra, Australia who couldn’t pronounce his real name.

Was first approached to play Sato in Black Rain (1989/I) but decided the role did not match his values/image.

There is a Chinese Take-away in Hyde Park, Leeds of the United Kingdom named ‘Jackie Chan’s’.

Lives in Beverly Hills, California.

He said the hardest thing about acting is speaking in English. Doing stunts are easy for him compared to speaking in English.

1964 (47) Russell Crowe Actor from New Zealand won best actor Oscar for “Gladiator”

1951 (60) Janis Ian Singer songwriter with hits “Society’s Child” and “At Seventeen”

In the category of I can’t believe he is that old:

1939 (72) Francis Ford Coppola Movie director his masterpiece was 1972′s “The Godfather”

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