Jackie Chan: I'm Done with Action Movies

Chan, 58, says new goal is to be 'Asian Robert De Niro'
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2012 3:53 PM CDT
Jackie Chan: I'm Done with Action Movies
Jackie Chan in "The Karate Kid."   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Jasin Boland)

The Kung Fu superstar is hanging up his black belt. Jackie Chan says he's done making action movies, reports US Weekly. Chan revealed his decision at the Cannes film festival, where he was promoting his 100th film—Chinese Zodiac. "This will be my last action movie," said Chan, 58. "I will ask my body how long I can go. ... I tell you, I am not young any more. I'm really, really tired."

But that doesn't mean he's done with movies. "I don't just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor," he said. "I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro." And while De Niro may have more Oscars, Chan holds the Guinness world record for "Most Stunts By A Living Actor." (More Jackie Chan stories.)

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