Jackie Chan announces his retirement from Action Films
Jackie Chan has gained huge fame as a martial arts hero who has a comic edge. However, after 100 films, Jackie Chan who is 58 years old now, has announced that he is retiring as an action star.
The 58 year-old star said that he was ‘too old’ for stunts now and his desire to keep working as an action star has also been reduced because of the increasing violence in the wider world.
While answering why he had decided to not to work as an action hero, he said that the physical strain had become too much.
He said, “This is my last action film. I am not young any more. I am really, really tired.”
He added that he do not find any happiness now while doing such movies and this is because he is worried about the increasingly aggressive attitude of people today.
Chan explained and said, “The world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma – I love fighting. I like action. but I don’t like violence.”
He has previously hinted that he would step back from action films, but says now the decision is final.
He said, “I want the audience to know I am not just about fighting. I can also act.”
The legendry star said that he wanted to take on more serious roles as he would like to emulate the success of Robert De Niro.
He said, “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.”
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