The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced on Thursday that Actor Jackie Chan will get lifetime achievement Oscar award.
The actor has played outstanding role in famous movies like Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid and the Rush Hour franchise. He will accompany documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stal master as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards.
All of them will receive Oscar Award at a gala event which will be held in Los Angeles in November.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave the tag of true pioneers and legends in their crafts.
“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman — true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement.
“The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November,” reports Entertainment Weekly.
The actor stepped into the industry from the age of 8. He is a well known actor as well as director as he has directed around 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong but unfortunately he has not received Oscar award.
He was ranked as the second highest paid actor in the world by Forbes magazine with estimated 2016 earnings of $61 million, just below Fast and Furious star Dwayne Johnson.