If you've ever watched a Jackie Chan movie, then you know, straight up that tons of bones were broken during the making of his films. Not only did Jackie Chan perform all of his own stunts, but so did his team of death-defying stuntmen. When you get hurt that badly for a living and you develop a reputation for doing so, there are only so many people who are crazy enough to want to work with you.
So it's understandable that Chan would develop a close relationship with his team of pain-loving and fearless stuntmen over the years.
Something that was evident during a televised tribute to Chan where he was surprised by the team he thanked when he received his honorary Oscar.
First, Chan was shown footage from his past films, you know, run of the mill tribute stuff.
They cherry-picked some of the more insane stunts from his films
Once he realized who the men standing behind him were though, it was almost too much for Chan to handle.
"Standing here is a dream," the 62-year-old said while accepting the award. "After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, breaking so many bones, finally."
The celebrated stuntman has said of his dangerous career, "I’ve been lucky for so many years. I should’ve died a long time ago. I asked myself when I should stop. When is the good time."
In a 2016 interview he added, "Whatever I can do myself, I'll do myself but whatever I can't do I'll find a stunt double. I'm not young anymore."
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