Jackie Chan reveals the reason why he stopped making American action films

Without a doubt, most of us remember Jackie Chan for his iconic roles in action and comedy films, however, it is clear that the actor has been away from Hollywood for a few years. The industry that made the Chinese performer world famous has been consistently shunned by Chan, and for good reason. We will tell you more below.

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Jackie Chan He began his acting career in the late 70s, but it was in the 80s when he achieved fame thanks to his roles in action comedy films. He managed to conquer Hollywood during the 90s, when he allowed himself to reject juicy offers to play villains in order not to pigeonhole his image in the United States and maintain the role of hero. At the beginning of this century he continued to shine in successful films such as Who I am?, Danger in Hong Kong and Shanghai Noon – 79%.

However, at the end of the first decade of this century the actor markedly changed his style, linking himself to more dramatic roles such as in The Dragon’s Revenge. The last American film of Jackie Chan It was The Relentless – 67% of 2017 with Pierce Brosnan and since then he has continued to perform elsewhere.

Recently in an article by filmelier.com Jackie Chan he emphasized that he did not leave the industry in Hollywood, but had trouble finding “the right script.” According to the actor of Chinese origin, the American productions that have approached him always want him to play the same police role, but at 66 he prefers to play dramatic roles.

Chan He added that he wants the audience to know all his facets as an actor and that they know that he makes action films, but he is not pigeonholed into being a “star” of the genre. He revealed that he does not like to “repeat himself”:

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I want to make sure that every year the audience can see so many different facets of Jackie Chan. I would like the public to see me as an actor who can do action, not just an action star. I don’t like repeating myself.

Even though we no longer see so much of Jackie Chan on the big screen does not mean that you are not working very hard. His latest film is the Russian production Iron Mask, sequel to Viy. After intense filming in Russia, China and the UK, the film ended its filming in 2017. However, its release was on hold for two years due to alleged internal disputes between the producers. The official synopsis of the film that will have a digital release on November 20 is as follows:

For the first time ever, screen legends Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan face off in battle in this epic fantasy adventure! To save his homeland from certain doom, a kung fu master (Chan) must escape the maniac James Hook (Schwarzenegger) to send his daughter a secret talisman that will allow her to control a huge and mythical dragon. This larger-than-life globe-trotting-global story, ranging from the impenetrable Tower of London to the legendary Silk Road and the Great Wall of China, also stars Rutger Hauer in one of the screen icon’s final performances. .

At the beginning of the year Jackie Chan led a scandal related to Covid-19. Apparently a party where the actor was visiting had several attendees who tested positive for the virus. Fortunately, the interpreter is in the best of health and everything indicates that we will have him for many more years to play dramatic roles of all kinds in the cinema.

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