Jackie Chan QuotesChan Kong-sang known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known in the cinematic world for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.
Even during the promotion I told people that I didn’t like Rush Hour. The jokes I didn’t understand and the fighting, compared to my Hong Kong films was terrible. A lot of people didn’t like it. But mostly people did like it, they really liked it. Rush Hour really brought me to the American family audience.
I’m very pessimistic about that, no matter how hard we may try. The Chinese market is huge, but out of last year’s $2 billion box office, $1.8 billion was taken in by foreign movies, and just $200 million by our own movies, no matter how much we have learned of their techniques, or their good practices. The Hollywood movies imported into China are all good movies; does the U.S. make lousy movies? Yes, too many lousy movies, but the imports are good films, so how can they not be box office hits? They’re all hits.
It is totally different making films in the East than in the West. In the East, I make my own Jackie Chan films, and it’s like my family. Sometimes I pick up the camera because I choreograph all the fighting scenes, even when I’m not fighting. I don’t have my own chair. I just sit on the set with everybody.