Chan joins an honors list for this year that already includes Jane Fonda, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.
The Hong Kong-born stuntman, actor and director is being recognized for his lasting impact on the global industry, from a career that included his breakout U.S. movie Rumble in the Bronx in 1996 to the lucrative Rush Hour franchise, and extensive charity work via his Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation and Dragon’s Heart Foundation. He also is a goodwill ambassador for Unicef/Unaids.
He was awarded a Honarary Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
“Over his 50-year career, Jackie has become a beloved, revered personality we all know and love