10. Rush Hour is Chan's debut film in which he speaks English. It's hardly surprise that Tucker's improvisation made Chan anxious; Rush Hour was the first film in which the martial artist had studied lines in English. However, despite this fact, Chan does an excellent job with his dialogue and manages not to sound like a robot when speaking prose.
9. One of Chan's earliest films is Enduring Love. The movie came out in 1979 but it seems that some scenes were shot several years earlier in Hong Kong. In one scene, Chan's character goes up to a woman sitting in a car and says something in Chinese. She replies in English and they have a conversation about love being eternal until they are interrupted by a gang of muggers who chase them down the street.
8. Police Story tells us that Jackie Chan can speak English. He uses it in this police drama from 1952. In the first scene we see Chan playing mahjong with some friends. When one of them says "I'm hungry", Chan replies in English: "Me too." Then the friend asks if they can go eat dinner and Chan answers: "Yes! Let's go!"
7. Mr. Nice Guy is one of Chan's most popular movies. In it, we see him talking with two women in a restaurant. One of them says something in English and another one replies.
Ratner, Brett Directors of Rush Hour Rush Hour (Chinese: Huo Pin Shi Su) is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna based on LaManna's narrative. It stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched cops tasked with rescuing a Chinese diplomat's kidnapped daughter. The film also features Jet Li and Andy On in supporting roles.
Rush Hour premiered in Beijing on June 12, 1998, and in Los Angeles three days later. The film was a success at the box office, making over $100 million worldwide. A sequel, Rush Hour 2, was released in July 2001. A third film, Rush Hour 3, was released in July 2012. A fourth film is scheduled for February 14, 2020.
Jackie Chan returned to play Inspector Lee, a disgraced police officer who must save his daughter after he is reinstated from retirement. The film also stars Chris Tucker and Gao Yuanyuan as two different characters. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in China.
The film received positive reviews from critics and has been listed as one of Chan's best films.
With the release of Rush Hour in 1998, Chan moved from a well-known action hero to a global megastar almost overnight. Chan co-stars with Chris Tucker as Hong Kong Detective Inspector Lee, who is dispatched to Los Angeles to assist in the search for a Chinese diplomat's stolen daughter. Their investigation leads them into conflict with several gang members and their own government agents as they race against time to find the girl before she can be sold into prostitution.
During the making of the film, Tucker and Chan became good friends, and so when it came time to shoot the movie's many action sequences, they relied on some of Chan's favorite stunt people. The two also shared some scenes together, which made filming difficult because they had to act like there was something strange about seeing each other every day. Tucker has said that he thinks this is one of Chan's only films where he acts more than he does choreograph his own stunts.
In addition to its box office success, Rush Hour has gone on to become one of the highest grossing action comedies of all time with a worldwide total of over $500 million. It has been reported that Chan was paid $20 million for his role in the film, making him at the time the highest paid actor in China. He has since been beaten by Jet Li and Andy Lau but still remains one of the most popular actors in China.
Jackie Chan was finally getting the attention he deserved from Hollywood filmmakers, but he refused to be typecast into the evil roles that were being given to him. Then, in 1998, he became a Hollywood sensation with Rush Hour, a buddy police film in which he co-starred with Chris Tucker. The movie made them both rich and launched Jackie into the role of a lifetime: the good guy.
After Rush Hour, Chan wanted to show Hollywood that he could play more than one character on the screen at once. So he decided to try acting in English instead of Chinese because people would think he was only capable of doing one thing. He didn't get very far in this new career direction because after two bad movies, they stopped calling him back for more.
In 2004, Jackie Chan broke his own record by appearing in four films in one year. These days, he makes about one film every other year because he's too old to play heroes anymore. But you wouldn't know it by looking at him; he continues to pose for magazines and do ads for products such as cars, computers, and appliances.
Even though he's not a professional athlete, people still love to see him run away from cops because he's so funny when he does it. And he's also very good at fighting because he practices real kung fu all the time.
When Jackie Chan was young, there were no action stars.