Jack Chan is determined to retire from big screen action movies. As reported by The Inquisitr, Jackie Chan’s upcoming action flick Chinese Zodiac will likely be the last time he does all the stunts. Jackie Chan believes that if he does star in movies featuring action sequences he can make use of computer generated special effects and stunt doubles.
This retirement plan would likely include the production of Rush Hour 4. Co-star Chris Tucker recently revealed that a sequel is in the works. “Rush Hour 4, we’re looking into it, me and Jackie [Chan],” he told Vulture. “We’re trying to get it going, so we’re developing something, so hopefully we’ll get something in.”
Besides feeling his age, Jackie Chan’s motives for stopping doing action movies include a desire to move his career in a different direction.
“This is my last action film. I tell you, I’m not young any more. I’m really, really tired,” he told The Telegraph. “And the world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma — I like action but I don’t like violence. For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image.”
According to Reuters, Jackie Chan was recently awarded the Social Philanthropist of the Year award by Harpers Bazaar magazine. Jackie Chang said he wanted to increase time devoted to charitable work and hoped China’s leagues of newly wealthy will follow his example. This determination was underlined by auctioning his Bentley 666 for around 6 million yuan ($961,837). It was the only item at the event auctioned for charity.
Citing Warren Buffet and Bill Gates as influences, Jackie Chan hopes to encourage China’s 500,000 plus millionaires to donate to charity. China now has more billionaires than any other Asian country but very few philanthropic organizations. Giving to charity remains an unfamiliar idea to these newly rich.
Serving as an example, Jackie Chan announced in 2006 that he would bequeath half of his personal fortune to charity, leaving the other half for his wife and son. Chan said, while Chinese charities have begun building up, there has been much criticism from people on the internet, which may produce a setback.
“Right now people (must) very, very be careful, but that doesn’t stop them to want to do the charity,” Chan said. “I think it’s a good sign.”
Jackie Chan may be retiring from action movies, but it sounds like his charity action will have a bigger impact on the world than any of his movie punches.