Jackie Chan to receive Oscar in 2016

Q.  Which veteran action star is one of 4 to receive an honorary Oscar in 2016?
- Published on 06 Sep 16

a. Jackie Chan
b. Bruce Lee
c. Sylvester Stallone
d. Val Kilmer

ANSWER: Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan to receive Oscar in 2016Veteran action star Jackie Chan is one of four people slated to receive an honorary Oscar this year, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Honorary Oscars are awarded to “to honour extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”
  • Though these are not considered lifetime achievement wards, the awards were given to individuals with decades of experience under their belts
  • Chan has been acting since he was 8 years old and broke into Hollywood in 1996 with the release of Rumble in the Bronx
  • He also starred in international hits including Rush Hour series, Shanghai Noon and many more
  • Chan has made more than 30 martial arts films in Hong Kong
  • Along with Chan, the 3 other recipients of the honorary Oscars are Anna Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman
  • Coates worked on legendary projects such as Lawrence of Arabia for which she won an Oscar and was nominated for four other awards
  • Stalmaster’s 6 decade career as a casting director spans Harold and Maude, Tootsie and the Right Stuff

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