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15 less-Known Facts About The Versatile Jackie Chan Who Redefined The Martial Art Movies

11. Jackie Chan has a permanent hole in his head filled with a plastic plug and slight hearing loss in one ear because of the injury he suffered while filming Armour of God.

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Jackie Chan has performed several death-defying stunts, however, a routine stunt while filming the movie Ärmour of God”almost sent him to death. The scene required Jackie to leap onto a tree from the ledge. But the branch he grabbed broke under his strength. Jackie hurtled to the ground and cracked his skull, a piece of his skull bone broke and pierced his brain. Now, Jackie has a permanent hole in his head filled with plastic and a slight hearing loss in his right ear.(source)

12. Jackie Chan actually jumped out of a plane and landed on top of hot air balloon while filming Armour of God.

The viewers of Armour of God would remember Jackie Chan jumping off a cliff and landing on top of the hot air balloon but in reality, Chan actually jumped from the plane and landed on top of the balloon. For the shot of him jumping off the cliff, the crew rigged him up to a safety wire since he had no experience in base jumping.(source)

13. When Jackie Chan announced his plan to marry his girlfriend, 2 of his female fans committed suicide; “One girl committed suicide in the subway. The second girl committed suicide in front of my office.”

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Jackie Chan has a huge fan base, most of them comprising mostly of young girls. This immensely dedicated and loyal fandom was greatly hurt and shocked when Jackie announced that he was planning to wed his longtime girlfriend. 2 of his female fans could not bear the thought of Jackie marrying another girl, one of the girls jumped on the subway and another girl drank poison in front of his office.(source)

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14. He also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for “most stunts performed by a living actor” and “most credits in one movie.”

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Action legend has accomplished much in his life and Guinness Book of World Records endorsed his accomplishments by awarding two entries into Guinness Records. He was awarded, “Most stunts by a living actor” and “Most Credits in One Movie” – Chan holds 15 credits to his name with writer, director, lead actor as Asian Hawk, producer, executive producer, cinematographer, art director, unit production manager, catering coordinator, stunt coordinator, gaffer, composer, theme tune vocalist, props and stuntman for the movie Chinese Zodiac. (source)

15. Jackie Chan’s Son Will Get None Of His $130 Million Fortune, he said “If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.”

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Despite being the only son of the action superstar, Jaycee Chan will not receive even a penny of Jackie’s $130 million fortune. While accepting an award, Jackie Chan confessed that he did originally plan to leave half of his enormous wealth to his family and the other half to charity but then he had a change of heart and now he intends to leave all his wealth to the charity. Speaking about his son, Jackie said,“If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.” (source)

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