Jackie Chan has established himself as one of the most recognized action stars and stuntmen in the movie industry. With his countless films, endorsements, and other projects outside acting, he is one of the most awarded performers, too.
His debut in the world of movies started when he was eight years old. Jackie Chan played as an extra in the Kung-Fu movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962). A few years later, he started working as a stuntman with another famous action star Bruce Lee. Chan’s big break in Hollywood came in the 1990s when he became part of the Rush Hour franchise.
Disney’s Mulan is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Not only does it introduce the Chinese culture to the world, but the story itself broke gender stereotypes. Mulan is based on a Chinese legend where the protagonist, Mulan, volunteered herself to join the army in place of her ill father. The English version cast starred Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, and BD Wong.
Jackie Chan And His Secret Disney Roles
Little did fans know that Jackie Chan also voiced General Li Shang in the Cantonese, Mainland Chinese, and Taiwanese Mandarin versions of Mulan. Furthermore, he also has a rendition of the song, “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You.”
A little-known fact for the general fans is that Jackie Chan has produced twelve song albums, mainly in Mandarin and Cantonese. Aside from Mulan, Chan also voiced the Mandarin version of the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
His career has been thriving since he broke out as an action star. While he does not appear in any action movies in the past few years, he has diverted to voice-acting projects. His latest works include the Kung Fu Panda and The LEGO Ninjago movies.
Because of his successful career, Jackie Chan has been a recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Academy Honorary Award for his outstanding endeavors in the movie industry.