Jackie Chan will get his first Oscar, the honorary one

Jackie Chan will get his first Oscar, the honorary one The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to award action movie star Jackie Chan with Oscar for his "extraordinary achievements" in film.

Other honorary Oscars will be given to British editor Anne V Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman. They will get their rewards at the Academy's Governors Awards on 12 November.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the recipients as "true pioneers and legends in their crafts".

Chan, a star of dozens of martial arts films in his native Hong Kong, got huge international success with hits like Rumble in the Bronx, animated film Kung Fu Panda and the Rush Hour franchise.

Chan is famous not only as actor. He also has written, directed, produced and choreographed many of his films.

Chan has spent four decades "charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma," the Academy said.

In a Facebook post Chan has thanked his family, his fans and the Academy.

"I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Oscars for giving me this award of encouragement and recognising my achievements while I'm still 'young'," he wrote.

"I'm absolutely honoured to be the first Chinese in history to receive this award. To be honest, making an action movie isn't easy. It's normal for us to get hurt and bleed. Many of us have sustained a body full of injuries and I'm no exception to the case. That's why I'd like to share this honour with my brothers of the JC Stunt Team who have been with me through good times and bad times over the many years, and I'd like to share this award with every action movie star from all over the world!"
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