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Jackie Chan to Receive an Honorary Oscar in November

Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday.

Chan, 62, the Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as “Kung Fu Panda,” “The Karate Kid” and the “Rush Hour” franchise, will join documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards.

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The award is meant to recognize their lifetime contribution to film. The award ceremony will be held at a gala in Los Angeles in November.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs who is the Academy President said in a statement that they were all true pioneers and legends in their crafts.

Chan made his movie debut at the age of 8, and has acted and sometimes written and directed more than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong. He has never won an Oscar. Reuters reports

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