After first establishing his martial arts prowess in his native Hong Kong, actor-choreographer-director Jackie Chan took his massive success in Southeast Asia and became a huge international star, particularly in America.
The film earned generally strong reviews, with critics praising its heart and unique spin on a classic plot.
The closest he has come to death was from a pretty mundane stunt, jumping onto a tree.
I don't like to repeat myself.
After decades of stardom in his native Hong Kong, Rush Hour was the film that finally launched Jackie Chan into Hollywood fame.
Jackie Chan is a Hong-Kong-born Chinese actor, director, stuntman, and martial arts and acrobatics expert.
The young Jackie was less than successful scholastically, so his father sent him back to Hong Kong to attend the rigorous China Drama Academy, one of the Peking Opera schools.
Jackie Chan has become a legend in the world of martial arts.