The Biggest Star in the World

The Biggest Star in the World

A. Magazine ranks Jackie no.7, out of "The 25 Most Influential Asians in America"

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Article source:  A. Magazine

In his second shot at Hollywood stardom,lackie Chan's English-dubbed version of his Hong Kong hit Rumble in the Bronx smashed into the number-one spot, while winning over American hearts and minds (as well as winning him a tub of bronzed popcorn from MTV, who presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award) The hyperkinetic Chan didn't rest on his laurels: He quickly followed the success of Rumble with yet another dubbed Hong Kong retread, SuperCop, and became a frequent--and funny-guest on Letterman and Leno.

PROGNOSIS: Chan, whose body has been bruised and broken innumerable times due to his stubborn determination to do all of his incredibly dangerous stunts on his own, can't keep up the rough-and-tumble output too much longer. Luckily, he's got a number of already-filmed flicks in the can, awaiting release in the States over the next few years--and meanwhile, the relatively forgiving nature of US action flicks means that he, like fellow middle-aged war gods Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, has a chance at a second career on this side of the Pacific. Both of the aforementioned have talked about working with him, as has star director Ang Lee The king of kung-fu comedy's got a few tricks left in him yet.