Jackie Chan calls it quits on doing stunts

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      Alas, it looks like the days of Jackie Chan showing off his innovative moves and doing crazy things like driving hovercrafts around False Creek in flicks like Rumble in the Bronx (in which Vancouver played New York City…with mountains) have come to an end.

      The seemingly indestructible and fearless 58-year-old martial arts superstar has announced that his forthcoming film Chinese Zodiac 2012 would be his last major action film.

      While he'll continue to make films, he'll no longer be doing his own stunts, which became his hallmark, as he said he doesn't want to end his life in a wheelchair.

      He plans on devoting more time to charitable work and to encourage more Chinese millionaires to donate their money for important causes.

      Chan wrote, directed, and produced Chinese Zodiac 2012, about a man who searched for the 12 bronze heads of animals of the Chinese zodiac that were stolen from Beijing's Old Summer Palace. The film will be released in China on December 12.

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      leslie Murray

      Nov 21, 2012 at 7:06am

      I'm happy to hear that. He's a good actor for what he does and funny too so it'd be nice to have him around for a while. Here he did the jump off of the second narrows support onto a hovercraft but in rehearsal it was high tide and a much shorter jump than the take in which he broke his ankle. That was Rumble in the Bronx.

      Mary E. Field

      Mar 22, 2015 at 11:19pm

      Jackie Chan is indeed one of the greatest Hollywood actor I really admire in terms of doing action and comedy film. Those death defying stunt he does in a movies are really amazing! In fact, he's in the top list of <a href="http://www.auditions2015.com/trending/top-10-hollywood-actors-who-do-the... Actors Who Do Their Own Stunts">Hollywood Actors Who Do Their Own Stunts</a> along with Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and other notable actors. Though I rarely seen him now in a big screen, I'm just contented watching his movies in DVD's all over again and be amaze again by his remarkable stunts.